Master of Science in Electronics Engineering with a track in Microelectronics and Photonics Online

Fuel your career growth in one of the most high-demand and high-paying technology industries. Supercharge your career and develop next-gen skills to move into the forefront of the engineering field.

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Program Overview

Set yourself apart with a master’s electronics engineering – photonics & microelectronics degree

$13,500 Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Be prepared to match technological changes with your innovation. The online Master of Science in Electronics Engineering with a track in Microelectronics and Photonics from Norfolk State readies you with sought-after technical skills and training to support your professional growth in the field of electronics engineering.

Designed for astute engineers, this specialized and highly technical program equips you with robust understandings of semiconductors to activate the performance, speed, and functionality of cutting edge, high-tech devices. This program also prepares you to apply the effects of quantum mechanics to power lasers, detectors, sensors and optical systems—critical work that has a high need for qualified engineering professionals. You will culminate your learning experience with an advanced project and graduate ready for leading positions or extended Ph.D. work.

Graduates of the microelectronics & photonics engineering master’s degree program will:

  • Apply principles of electromagnetism antennas, waveguide discontinuities and equivalent impedance calculations
  • Examine the methods that are used to predict the deflections of common mechanical structures used in MEMS
  • Understand the fundamentals of semiconductor processing technology, including semiconductor substrates, microfabrication techniques and process integration
  • Utilize waveguide theory, signal impairments, laser modulation and photo detection for communication systems
  • Apply principles of electromagnetism antennas, waveguide discontinuities and equivalent impedance calculations
  • Examine the methods that are used to predict the deflections of common mechanical structures used in MEMS
  • Understand the fundamentals of semiconductor processing technology, including semiconductor substrates, microfabrication techniques and process integration
  • Utilize waveguide theory, signal impairments, laser modulation and photo detection for communication systems

Career opportunities:

  • ASIC/VLSI Design Engineer
  • Design Integration Engineer
  • Digital Design Engineer
  • Microelectronics Circuit Design Engineer
  • RTL Design Engineer
  • ASIC/VLSI Design Engineer
  • Design Integration Engineer
  • Digital Design Engineer
  • Microelectronics Circuit Design Engineer
  • RTL Design Engineer

Also available:

NSU offers the online M.S. Electronics Engineering in a variety of tracks. View all options.

$13,500 Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Invest in your career success

Our student-centered focus is reflected in our affordable tuition for the online M.S. Electronics Engineering – Microelectronics & Photonics. Gain a top-tier Norfolk State University education and benefit from the flexibility of paying by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

$13,500 Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$13,500 Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Choose the start date that is convenient for you

With 7-week courses and multiple start dates a year, the online programs at NSU are designed to be ideal for working professionals.

Now enrolling:

8/8/22 Apply Date
8/22/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End Date
Fall 18/22/228/8/228/15/228/17/228/19/2210/7/22
Fall 210/17/2210/3/2210/10/2210/12/2210/14/2212/9/22

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Admissions

Be prepared to meet the master’s microelectronics & photonics engineering admission criteria

The online M.S. Electronics Engineering – Microelectronics & Photonics program features a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. View the full requirements for admission below.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 2.8 GPA or higher
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Applicants to the NSU Online M.S. Electronics Engineering – Microelectronics & Photonics must meet the following criteria for admission.

  • 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Specific undergraduate degree relevancy is required. Strong mathematics background is preferred. Bachelor’s degrees may include:
    • Electrical or electronics engineering
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Computer engineering
    • Electronics engineering technology
  • Three letters of professional recommendations, including one from a former professor (if possible). Letters from personal contacts will not be accepted.
  • One statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional work experience is not required


Courses

Discover new insights in the master’s microelectronics & photonics engineering courses

For the online M.S. Electronics Engineering – Microelectronics & Photonics program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 15 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Recent and advanced topics in the design of very large- scale integrated circuits, with emphasis on mixed analog/digital circuits for telecommunications applications. Topic varies from year to year according to departmental research interests. Students may be expected to contribute lectures or seminars on selected topics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics include design and analysis of analog integrated circuits; feedback amplifier analysis and design, including stability, compensation; layout and floor planning issues associated with mixed-signal IC design; selected applications of analog circuits such as A/D and D/A converters, amplifiers, current sources; extensive use of CAD tools for design entry, simulation; and creation of an analog integrated circuit design project.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will enable students to recognize, appreciate and apply mathematical and software tools to solve some of the most important problems that arise in modern engineering practice. On successful completion students will be able to apply the concept. This course covers advance mathematical tools and techniques for electronics engineering including linear algebra, advanced vector calculus, complex variable theory, ordinary and partial differential equations, and integral transform. Emphasis will be on using software such as MATLAB and Mathematical for solving engineering problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Presentation of the fundamentals of modern digital communication systems and evaluation of their performance. Topics include a brief review of random processes theory, principles of optimum receiver design for discrete and continuous messages, matched filters and correlation receivers, signal design, and error performance for various signal geometries. The course also treats aspects of system design such as propagation, link power calculations, noise models, RF components, and antennas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A hands-on approach to microprocessor and peripheral system programming, I/O interfacing, and interrupt management. A sequence of mini-projects requiring the programming (in assembly language) of a microcontroller are conducted. A midterm and final project provide a venue for complex project design and implementation. Projects require a Motorola microcontroller evaluation board and accessories supplied by the department/student.
Students must choose five of the six following courses:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces both theoretical and applied techniques used to measure real world processes, design, and develop software and hardware systems to implement strategies to measure physical process using the personal computer. This course introduces the students to data acquisition and control software, personal computer hardware and Computer interfacing using a graphical programming language with instrumentation applications involving digital-to-analog conversion (DAC), analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), digital input output (DIO), Virtual Instrument System Architecture (VISA) and universal Service Bus (USB), The course focuses on projects involving computer control of instruments. The course also addresses analysis of sampled data involving use of probability density function, mean and standard derivations, correlations, and the power spectrum.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the MEMS field at the graduate level. Tensor physics will be reviewed and used to describe physical properties of importance to sensors and actuators, including stress, strain, piezoresistivity, and elasticity. Students will examine the methods that are used to predict the deflections of common mechanical structures used in MEMS. The course also covers both bulk and surface micromachining, including techniques for measuring properties of thin films.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a review of sources, detectors and signal degradation mechanisms in optical fibers. An overview of optical system network elements such as amplifiers, wavelength division multiplexers, switches and other passive optical components is also presented. Finally, basic system design, testing and measurements will also be covered with the aid of system modeling software.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents the fundamentals of semiconductor processing technology, including semiconductor substrates, micro fabrication techniques, and process integration. Lithography, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, methods of film deposition and etching, metal interconnections, measurement techniques and packaging will be discussed. Future trends and challenges in semiconductor manufacturing will also be discussed. Modeling of the fabrication of semi-conductor devices will be performed using a process simulation program. A design project is required in this course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Reviews the electromagnetic principles of optics; Maxwell’s equations; reflection and transmission of electromagnetic fields at dielectric interfaces; Gaussian beams; interference and diffraction; laser theory with illustrations chosen from atomic, gas, and semiconductor laser systems; detectors, including photomultipliers and semiconductor-based detectors; and noise theory and noise sources in optical detection.
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