Local/ International Partners
The program was developed in cooperation with leading microelectronics design companies in Egypt and was benchmarked against similar leading programs worldwide. We are currently working on developing partnerships with leading world-class universities to participate in the delivery of the program.
Who should attend/Target Market
The program is specifically designed to provide a program of study for graduates wishing to pursue a career in the area of Microelectronics Design, or as a route to Continual Professional Development if they are already working in the Microelectronics industry. Positions graduates are expected to hold include: IC Designer, Senior IC Designer, Design Team Leader, and Design Manager, in the areas of Digital, Analog, RF, and Mixed-Signal Circuits and Systems.
Graduates will have had extensive hands-on design experience, and will be prepared to make an immediate contribution to microelectronic designs in companies specializing in the design of integrated circuits and systems, as well as companies developing EDA tools. Additionally, graduates will be able to make buiness decisions which will complement their technical expertise, and empower them to be agents of growth in the Microelectronics design industry in Egypt.
The program faculty consists of professors from North American institutions as well as NU professors involved in the Microelectronics design industry in Egypt.
The program (36 credits required for graduation) of study consists of a core, specialized electives for depth, optional courses for breadth, and business and management courses. The core courses will provide the students with the basics of design flow for different implementations (ASICs, FPGA, and full custom) including tradeoffs for performance, design time, economics, etc. Specialized electives cover a range of topics including Analog Design, RF Microelectronics, Computer-Aided Design, and Modeling, Analysis, & Optimization of High Performance ICs. The program is further enriched through a choice of courses that broadens the students’ horizons such as Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, and Computer & Network Architecture. Business and Management courses complement the course offering for both the M.Sc. and the M.Eng. options.