study programme

Microelectronics (Double-Degree)

Faculty: FEECAbbreviation: MPAD-MELAcad. year: 2021/2022

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0714A060019

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: English

Tuition Fees: 2000 USD/academic year for EU students, 2000 USD/academic year for non-EU students

Accreditation: 29.9.2020 - 28.9.2030

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

2 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Electrical Engineering 100

Study aims

The study program is focused on the education of engineers - in microelectronics with a broad base in the theory, design and technology of integrated circuits, electronic systems and devices for utilization in various fields of electronics and electrical engineering. The student can focus mainly on the design and computer-aided simulation of integrated circuits, design of microelectronic systems and applications for instrumentation, integrated circuit technology, electronic systems technology, design and manufacture of printed circuit boards, surface mounting technology, testing and measuring technology. The student also acquires related knowledge of information and communication technologies. Graduates of this master's degree will be employed mainly in the areas of design, development and production of electronic and electrical devices, equipment and systems, custom integrated circuits and semiconductor components, systems on printed circuit boards with surface mounting. The aim of the program is also the preparation of graduates able to independently solve demanding technical tasks in business and service activities for users of various electronic devices. The teaching of specialized subjects is provided mainly by the Department of Microelectronics (DMEL) FEEC BUT.

Graduate profile

The graduate has detailed knowledge in the field of design and technology of integrated circuits, electronic systems and devices for utilization in various fields of electronics and electrical engineering, knowledge of analog and digital signals, materials and manufacturing processes, especially focusing on microelectronics and applications of electronic circuits and systems. . The student qualifies more closely on design and computer simulation of integrated circuits, design of electronic systems and applications of microelectronic circuits for instrumentation, integrated circuit technology, electronic systems technology, design and manufacturing of printed circuit boards, surface mounting technology, testing and measurement technology, economics and organization of fabrication, optionally also knowledge from information and communication technologies.
The graduate is qualified in the design, simulation, technology, fabrication and applications of integrated circuits, in the design, technology and applications of electrical equipment, instrumentation, testing and measurement technology, analog and digital signal processing. Thanks to a sufficiently broad basis of application-oriented study, a high adaptability of the graduate to all specific requirements of his future professional practice is ensured, even in other areas of electronics and electrical engineering.

Profession characteristics

Graduates of the master degree study program Microelectronics would find employment as specialists in various areas of design and production of integrated circuits and electrical equipment, in the design, operation, service and maintenance of demanding electronic and electrical equipment, devices and systems and many other areas. In all these areas, they are also able to perform higher technical manager functions.

Study plan creation

Courses are evaluated according to ECTS credits. The credit expresses an approximate weekly student's workload for the course. Credits for a given course are obtained after the prescribed completion, i.e. after awarding a credit, or by passing an exam under the conditions of the BUT Rules of Study and Examination, the internal standard of the Rules for Organization of Studies at FEEC and the composition and content individually defined in each course.
In a two-year master study, the student must earn at least 120 credits in the specified credit composition:
63 credits in compulsory courses,
46 credits in compulsory elective (PV) courses,
11 credits in elective courses,
Obligatory courses are usually completed by the student in semesters and years as stated in the curriculum. If a student fails to complete a compulsory course in the prescribed manner, he / she must register it again in the following year of his / her studies.
Compulsory elective courses of profiling fundamentals (PVA) are field-oriented professional courses that profile the student into narrower areas of his / her interests.
Other compulsory (PVB) courses are other professional courses included in the offers of the departments of FEEC BUT. Their goal is to extend students' professional knowledge.
The student chooses to select PV courses in individual semesters so that at the end of his / her bachelor's degree he / she has at least the prescribed minimum of credits in each group of PV courses, while not obtaining the minimum number of credits in one group of PV courses cannot be compensated by exceeding the number of credits obtained in another group of PV courses.
Elective courses extend the general knowledge of students. Courses are chosen by the student himself or herself from a full-faculty offer (FEEC departments) or from the other faculties of VUT (so-called free courses) and can pass them in any year or semester of master study. Elective courses include Physical Education. If a student has not successfully completed an elective course, he / she may or may not write another academic year in the next academic year.
Students must obtain the corresponding electrotechnic qualification at the beginning of their study.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-MSIModelling and Simulation in Microelectronicsen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 26 / PR - 13yes
MPA-APTApplied Computer Technologyen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 391no
MPA-MPRMicroelectronic Devices and Structuresen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / Cp - 261yes
MPA-SVMStructure and Properties of Materialsen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 12 / L - 141yes
MPA-VAFVacuum Technologyen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / L - 261yes
MPA-DREDifferential Equations in Electrical Engineeringen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / CPP - 132yes
MPA-MFYModern Physicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 132no
MPA-PSOProbability, Statistics and Operations Researchen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 8 / CPP - 182yes
MPA-KVEQuantum and Laser Electronicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / L - 132yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-AIOAnalog Integrated Circuitsen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 39yes
MPA-NENDesign of Electronic Instrumentsen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 6 / Cp - 15 / L - 18yes
MPA-DISDigital Integrated Circuitsen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / L - 26yes
MPA-PLDProgrammable Logic Devicesen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 261yes
MPA-MEMElectromagnetic Field Modelingen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 262yes
MPA-NANNanotechnologyen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 6 / L - 7 / PR - 132no
MPA-FPFSolid State Physicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / L - 132yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-VSKElectronic Components Productionen6CompulsoryExP - 39 / L - 26yes
MPA-NAIMethods of Analog Integrated Circuits Designen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 39yes
MPA-MTENew Technology for Microelectronic Circuitsen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / L - 26no
MPA-M2MSemestral Thesis 2en2CompulsoryGCrPR - 26yes
MPA-KTEDesign and Technology of Electronic Equipmentsen5Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / Cp - 261no
MPA-NDOMethods of Digital Integrated Circuits Designen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 391yes
MPA-DVVDigital Broadcastingen4Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 132yes
MPA-ZKRFoundations of Cryptographyen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / CPP - 392yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-MSMDiploma Thesisen20CompulsoryCrVD - 360yes
MPA-IOPIntegrated Optoelectronicsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 261yes
MPA-OPINew Circuit Principles for Integrated System Designen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / Cp - 131yes
MPA-QMAQuality managementen6Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / Cp - 391yes
MPA-TVPTheory of AD and DA Signal Conversionen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / L - 261yes
Any year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-BSNElectronics and Biosensorsen5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / L - 26no
Any year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-MMSMicrosensors and Microelectromechanical Systems en5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / L - 26no
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. credits Courses
1 10 MPA-IOP, MPA-OPI, MPA-QMA, MPA-TVP
2 4 MPA-DVV, MPA-ZKR
1 5 MPA-KTE, MPA-NDO
2 5 MPA-MEM, MPA-NAN, MPA-FPF
1 5 MPA-PLD
1 12 MPA-APT, MPA-MPR, MPA-SVM, MPA-VAF
2 5 MPA-DRE, MPA-MFY, MPA-PSO, MPA-KVE
1 7