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What will I learn?

The concentration in Electronic Materials and Devices provides students with an in-depth education in electronic materials processes and the design of semiconductor devices. This concentration includes elective emphases in the areas of Electronic Materials, Custom Analog VLSI and Custom Digital VLSI. Students may also choose to combine concentration electives to develop a custom emphasis, such as Mixed Signal VLSI.

Requirements of the Masters

ENGR 201. Engineering Analysis

Complete one course from:

ENGR 202. Systems Engineering

ENGR 202 for Plan B (Project) students only

ENGR 203. Engineering Management

Required Concentration Courses

EE 221. Semiconductor Devices I

MATE 129. Introduction to Integrated Circuits Processing and Design

MATE 153. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials

Depth of Study Electives

Choose 9 units of Advisor approved clusters of electives

Culminating Experience

Plan A (Thesis)

ENGR 281. Master's Project/Thesis Preparation Seminar

ENGR 299. Master's Thesis

Plan B (Project)

ENGR 281. Master's Project/Thesis Preparation Seminar

ENGR 298. Master's Project

Which department am I in?

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 units)

Tuition fees
USD $9,286 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2021

Start date

Expected August 2021

Venue

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,

SAN JOSE,

California,

95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited and approved institution from a foreign country, or the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full-time study. Good academic standing at the last institution attended. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper Based), 213 (Computer Based); 80 (Internet Based); IELTS score 6.5; PTE: 53.

For international students

U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. A 2.5 GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full-time study.

English Language Proficiency: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL – 80 (IBT), paper based – 550, Computer based – 213; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 53.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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