Integrated circuit engineers develop and design the Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits that play a central role in countless modern electronic devices, appliances, and vehicles. These circuits add smarts and complex functionality to wide variety of devices including computers, phones, medical instruments and implants, automobiles, power generation and distribution systems, airplanes, consumer electronic devices, and home appliances.
Depending on the courses selected, completion of integrated circuits area coursework can provide additional understanding of the physics underlying VLSI circuits, modern VLSI circuit design techniques, approaches to VLSI circuit testing, and VLSI circuits' applications.
Integrated circuits engineers find employment with large chip manufacturers such as Intel and AMD, electronic design automation tool developers, and in the avionics, automobile and telecommunication industries.
Students interested in this EFA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.
|EE Computer Track Requirements||Suggested Options|
|ECE:5300 Switching Theory
ECE:5320 High Performance Computer Architecture (Same as: CS:5610)
|ECE:3410 Electronic Circuits|
|5000-Level ECE Elective
|All 5000-level depth electives listed above and
ECE:5310 VLSI Design
ECE:5380 Testing of Digital Logic Circuits
|All breadth, depth and 5000-level ECE electives listed above and
CS:2230 Computer Science II: Data Structures (Required and provides EEc students a CS minor)
ECE:5330 Graph Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimization (Same as: IGPI:5331)
ECE:5410 Advanced Circuit Techniques
|Any of the above OR course selected in consultation with advisor.
* Students graduating before Fall 2017 are required to select two additional electives.
- All Computer Track students satisfy the requirements for a minor in Computer Science.
- A minor in Mathematics can be earned by including one qualifying Math course in the EFA plan.