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
To earn a certificate with a specialization in business, students can take an additional 5th course, EE204S
- 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.
- A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.
To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.
Tuition is based on the number of units you take. See Graduate Course Tuition on our Tuition & Fees page for more information.
Time to Complete Certificate
1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete
Boris Murmann, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Integrated Circuits Laboratory
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