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PSPE: Program


Highlights

  • The program provides a broad background in semiconductor technology, including testing, process, design, failure analysis, and business concepts.
  • The program emphasizes an integrated approach to problem solving and is supported by major companies involved in semiconductor manufacturing and equipment.
  • Students learn in a state−of−the−art laboratory facility dedicated to this program.
  • Students complete a project related to an industrial problem and are co-supervised by an industry mentor and a professor.

Description

The Texas Tech University College of Engineering Program for Semiconductor Product Engineering is an industry sponsored, Master’s program to prepare students with bachelor’s degrees in engineering and science for professional careers in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Students with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering can earn Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees. One of the most exciting aspects of this program is that it is a true collaboration between the College of Engineering and many of the leading companies in the semiconductor industry.

The purpose of the program is to help meet the enormous demand for trained semiconductor product engineers. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of both the theory and practice of semiconductor design and manufacturing. Students accepted into this two−year program take course work on the Tech campus for their first two semesters, then participate in an internship at one of the industry sponsors’ facilities during the summer and one long semester, and then finish up their degrees with a long semester at Tech.

Degree plans can be designed for either a Fall or Spring start. Working with the expert faculty at TTU in a state−of−the−art laboratory and in industrial facilities with industry mentors provides the student with the foundation necessary to make a positive contribution as a semiconductor product engineer immediately upon graduation. Some Important Features of this Innovative Program The program provides a broad background in semiconductor technology, including testing, process, design, failure analysis, and business concepts. The program is supported by major companies involved in semiconductor manufacturing and equipment.

An industry internship is an integral part of the program. Much of the learning process occurs in a state−of−the−art laboratory facility dedicated to this program. Students in the program may come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds in science and engineering with minimal leveling. The program emphasizes an integrated approach to problem solving. Students complete a project related to an industrial problem and are co−supervised by an industry mentor and a university professor. Students receive generous scholarships and other benefits while participating in the program.