Engineering Sciences MS: Focus on Nanoelectronics

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Nanoscale devices are fabricated, and their electrical properties are studied, in the world-class nanofabrication facility in UB. 

Nanoelectronics is focused on the development of novel ultra-small – or nanoscale – semiconductor devices that find application in modern microelectronic applications, such as analog and digital integrated circuits, photovoltaic sensors and energy-harvesting devices, ultra-high frequency communication networks, and remote sensors for the internet of things.

Engineering Sciences MS (Focus on Nanoelectronics)

This innovative program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop application specific data and electronic systems from basic building blocks implemented in nanoelectronics, to complex systems consisting of both software and hardware for demanding signal processing and control. Specifically, students will develop knowledge and understanding of the microtechnology and nanotechnology aspects of electronic engineering and their application in micro and nanoscale devices.

Potential careers in this important area involve some of the giants of the U.S. high-tech sector, including Apple, IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcom, Micron, and Analog Devices, Inc. Specific careers include integrated-circuit design, process and device engineering, and research and development for future technology generations. This degree furthermore serves as the prerequisite for admission to appropriate doctoral programs, in both engineering and the sciences.

The degree can be specialized using electives and a portfolio assessment of the skills acquired through the degree coursework. Classes will be modestly sized and emphasize best classroom practices while employing online resources to reinforce the classroom experience.

Entrance Requirements

  • Bachelors degree is required in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Biomedical Eng., Mechanical Eng., Physics, Chemistry or a closely related field.
  • Undergraduate Grade Point Average: equivalent of a B or 3.0 (on a US scale) average or better from a regionally accredited institution.
  • GRE is recommended.

Degree Program Specifics

Students will take 10 courses for a total of 30 credits.  The program may be completed in one calendar year of study.

For questions on the degree requirements, please contact eegradapply@buffalo.edu

Course Requirements

Core courses:

EE 518 QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR ENGINEERS

EE 588 FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN VLSI DEVICES (or EE 530 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOLID STATE DEVICES)

EE 563 SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS

EE 553: MICROELECTRONIC FABRICATION LAB

EE 555: PHOTONIC DEVICES

EE 524: TRANSPORT IN NANOSTRUCTURES

Optional Courses:

EE 512 NANOPHOTONICS

EE 515 MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS

EE 520 QUANTUM COMPUTING & DEVICES

EE 522 NANOSTRUCTURE MATERIALS

EE 544:NANOSCALE COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING

EE 640 MAGNETIC MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY

SPECIAL TOPICS: INTRO TO 2D ELECTRONICS

SPECIAL TOPICS: MATERIALS SYNTHESIS & CHARACTERIZATION

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