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Electronic Circuits Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

4 Courses Required: View Course Selections


Description

The Electronic Circuits Graduate Certificate offers a comprehensive program on the design of state-of-the-art electronic circuits. Analog, mixed-signal, radio-frequency and digital circuit design are addressed in a series of courses focusing on issues and trade-offs involved in widely used systems. The program builds up on an undergraduate-level understanding of semiconductor device physics and basic circuit theory. In addition, it offers a variety of semiconductor physics and fabrication elective courses to instill an in-depth understanding of all processes involved in bringing a state-of-the-art integrated circuit into life.

You Will Learn

  • A deep understanding of modern circuit design
  • The design of wideband and low-noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, power amplifiers, data converters, and filters in continuous and discrete time, as well as digital circuit blocks using advanced design CAD and EDA tools
  • A perspective that synergistically couples depth in analysis with intuition in design
  • The latest design methodologies using real-world design problems, such as wideband amplification and A/D conversion
  • The use of modern CMOS and BJT (HBT) technologies

Who Should Apply

  • Circuit design practitioners interested in enhancing their skills in the art of analog, RF and digital design
  • Device, application and system engineers interested in re-focusing their careers toward circuit design
  • Researchers in the natural sciences, interested in understanding the fundamentals and limitations encountered in electronic systems

Earning the Certificate

  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • At least 2 courses taken must be at the 300 level
  • Maintain a B average (GPA of 3.0) or better

Business Specialization

To earn a certificate with a specialization in business, students can take an additional 5th course, EE204S

Prerequisites

  • Basic familiarity with the operation of PN junctions, MOSFETs and BJTs
  • Familiarity with the concepts of Kirchhoff's laws, small-signal approximation, frequency response, Laplace transforms, Bode plots, and feedback basics
  • College level Math and Physics

Application

To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.

Tuition

$13,440 - $21,120 (12-16 units)
to complete the certificate

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete

Facutly Sponsor

Boris Murmann, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Integrated Circuits Laboratory

Questions

Submit an inquiry and a representative will contact you.

Course Selection

Course Course # Next Offered Deliv. Options Prereqs Avail
Required Courses (3) :
  Fundamentals of Analog Integrated Circuit Design EE214A Autumn 2013-14 Online Y N
  Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design EE214B Winter 2013-14 Online Y N
  Digital MOS Integrated Circuits EE313 Winter 2013-14 At Stanford, Online Y N
  RF Integrated Circuit Design EE314 At Stanford, Online Y N
  VLSI Signal Conditioning Circuits EE315A Spring 2012-13 Online Y N
  VLSI Data Conversion Circuits EE315B Autumn 2013-14 At Stanford, Online Y N
Elective Courses (1) :
  Integrated Circuit Fabrication Processes EE212 Autumn 2013-14 At Stanford, Online Y N
  Principles and Models of Semiconductor Devices EE216 Summer 2013-14 Online Y Y
  Advanced Integrated Circuits Technology EE311 Now At Stanford Y N
Business Specialization (optional) :
  Business Management for Electrical Engineers and Computer Scientists EE204S Now Online Y N