EECS offers online master’s program
The ranks of integrated circuit engineers—architects of the $320-billion global semiconductor industry—are soon to grow with a new degree program being offered by the college. The new part-time program will be taught by top faculty from the department of electrical engineering and computer sciences.
“What’s unique about this program is the faculty, all doing leading-edge research in their fields. For example, in the integrated circuits and devices course, I teach about 3D transistors, which just came out in 2012 and which were developed here at UC Berkeley.”
– Tsu-Jae King Liu
The MAS-IC program, offered entirely online, lets professionals continue working while completing a master’s degree within two years. Students gain advanced analysis and design skills in integrated circuits—including digital, mixed-signal and radio-frequency domains—and complete an industry-oriented capstone project.
“Berkeley is the ideal place to launch such a program because of its long-term strengths in integrated circuits research and its development of novel techniques in integrated circuit design ever since the 1960s,” says EECS professor Jan Rabaey, an instructor in the program. “The field of integrated circuits has seen major growth and is projected to continue to grow—this is why continued education and an in-depth understanding of industry trends are quite important.”