Master of Nanoelectronic Engineering
This program enables students to become proficient in the design and fabrication of nanoelectronic integrated circuits, applying theory, concepts and design methodologies in laboratories and projects.
Nanoelectronic systems are a new and exciting area of technology and the next step in the progression of microelectronic systems. New nanoelectronic systems distinguish themselves from their microelectronic counterparts in that they are smaller, more integrated, operate at higher frequencies and use less power. This program provides electrical and electronic engineers with the technological skills required to design and test nanoelectronic circuits and systems. Students will develop advanced skills in this area, enabling them to develop novel, nanoscale products in a range of fields. Student projects provide access to chipset prototyping facilities unique in the South East Asian region and take students through the critical 'tape out' process, production and testing. This unique educational opportunity exposes students to industry standard tools for design and testing worth millions of dollars. In 2012, students will build a deep brain simulator, as part of their project work, past projects include building a 77 gig radar on a chip.
The focus of this program provides students with both the theory and practical experience to design, build and test micro and nanoelectronics circuits and systems. Graduates will be able to apply for work, having had experience with designing and testing a chip, which has been fabricated and may be able to take some intellectual property in their work to industry. This is a truly unique opportunity, which will give our graduates a distinct employment advantage. In addition, our graduates will develop strong team work and project management skills.
Nanoelectronic engineers are in demand in medicine, the environment, aerospace, wireless and photonic communication systems, and automotive applications. As a result, you can expect to command high salaries and secure excellent working conditions and advancement opportunities in a range of professional areas. There are many international job opportunities for nanoelectronic engineers in the United States, Singapore and particularly in China.
- 1.5 years full-time
- Semester 1
- Local: $26,976 per annum
International: $33,184 per annum
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A four-year undergraduate Electrical Engineering degree with a final year average of 65% (University of Melbourne equivalent).
An undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline and at least two years of full-time, documented and relevant work experience.
English Language Requirements
All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University’s English language entry requirements. For graduate entry, Engineering offers an alternative.
Students will complete a 1.5 year (150 point) full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, comprised of eight compulsory subjects of 12.5 points each, plus one major design project of 25 points and two electives of 12.5 points.
- Device Models
- Passive Component Design and Simulation
- Analogue Electronics
- Mixed Signal Design
- RF Systems and Architectures
- RF Electronics and Design
- Electronic Manufacturing
- Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Major Design Project (25 points)
Two engineering electives, subject to approval of the course coordinator.
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Professor Stan Skafidas
Professor Stan Skafidas is the Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of Nanoelectronic Engineering program. Professor Skafidas developed the world's first next generation CMOS millimeter wave wireless communications transceiver. This discovery will enable the truly wireless office and home of the future.
Students in the Master of Nanoelectronic Engineering program gain experience in designing real systems, while learning the theory behind manufacturing systems into products, translating industry design processes and goals into reliable and robust products. These students are learning how to lead from scientific discovery to product development and the limitations, challenges and opportunities that exist within this process.
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