Semiconductor Technology Track

Duke ECE's master's track in semiconductor technology is led by international leaders in the areas of nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, microfluidic systems, integrated optics, sensors, integrated multifunctional devices/systems, energy conversion devices, and quantum sensors

Semiconductor technology research at Duke is highly interdisciplinary, and includes the fabrication of devices and circuits through the state-of-the-art Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMiF) cleanroom and characterization lab.

The Semiconductor Technology Track is available as part of:

Our Semiconductor Technology Track (SCT) is designed to prepare master's students either to engage in PhD research or to obtain engineering jobs in the semiconductor industry.

Students can opt to earn a graduate certificate in Nanoscience or Photonics in conjunction with their Duke ECE master's degree.

Duke also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Engineering in Photonics and Optical Sciences featuring coursework in both ECE and the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Key Courses

  • ECE/NANOSCI 511: Foundations of Nanoscale Science & Technology
  • ECE 512: Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices
  • ECE 521: Quantum Mechanics
  • ECE 524: Introduction to Solid-State Physics
  • ECE 526: Semiconductor Devices for ICs

Other Notable Courses

  • ECE 523: Quantum Information Science
  • ECE 527: Analog Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 528: Nanoscale Integrated Circuit Chip Technology
  • ECE 529: Digital Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 532: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ECE 533: Biochip Engineering
  • ECE 539: CMOS VLSI Design Methodologies
  • ECE 546: Optoelectronic Devices
  • ECE 722: Quantum Electronics