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Faculty Website: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Master of Micro-and Nanoelectronic Engineering
Programme Code: M6MNEO
Medium of Facilitation: Online
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 120
The purpose of the Master of Micro- and Nanoelectronics Engineering programme is to develop engineers with advanced abilities in applying fundamental microelectronics within multi- and cross-disciplinary environments of today’s workplace. In addition to being able to respond to complex problems and provide solutions to challenges experienced in the field of integrated circuit (IC) and systems on package (SoP) design, the programme will promote and develop the capability to perform independent research, investigate IC nanophenomena from scientific principles and implement outcomes to improve microelectronic designs.
The proposed curriculum is designed to provide advanced knowledge in areas such as analogue, digital and mixed-signal electronic design, RF, Mm-Wave and communications engineering, physics of semiconductor materials, design for testability, and microelectronic processes. Curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring advanced computer skills, including the excessive use of online resources and electronic design automation (EDA) tools. The degree includes a minor dissertation, thus promoting research and independent learning from the candidates.
Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent from accredited programmes within the electronic engineering or related field such as physical physics, mathematics, computer science or material science, or Bachelor of Technology in Electrical/Electronic Engineering that is supported by any postgraduate learning or experience, may be admitted to study towards the degree qualification.
Students are selected on the basis of academic merit and an approved field(s) of study. A minimum average mark of 65% in the previous degree qualification, is generally required – this is as per the UJ higher degrees’ policy. Candidates from related fields may be requested to take additional modules at undergraduate level to ease their transition to the field of micro-/nanoelectronics.