microelectronic engineering

					2010 Postgraduate
  Microelectronic Engineering

  CITY CAMPUS                                                                                                              COURSEWORK

MC126                           Microelectronic engineering at RMIT                       Pathways
Master of Engineering           The microelectronic engineer today is faced with          Advanced standing may be granted for applicants
(Microelectronic Engineering)   multiple challenges arising from rapid advances           with appropriate postgraduate certificate, diploma,
GD122                           in computer, multimedia and telecommunications            or other relevant qualification. This will be
Graduate Diploma in             technology. The Master of Engineering program             considered on an individual basis.
Microelectronic Engineering     in Microelectronic Engineering design stream
GC068                           addresses all aspects of this technology, from high       Program features
                                level specification of microelectronic systems,
Graduate Certificate in                                                                   Teaching methods
                                through implementation alternatives, to realisation
Microelectronic Engineering                                                               Teaching consists of a mix of postgraduate classes,
                                of integrated circuits. The program aims to produce
CRICOS code                     engineers with the necessary skills and practical         workshops, online support and interactive projects.
M: 039492J                      experience to satisfy the requirements of the
GD: 051118G                                                                               Assessment
                                microelectronics industry.
                                                                                          Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester
School of Electrical and        An important feature of the program is the
                                opportunity it provides students to design their own      and may include examinations, essays/reports, oral
Computer Engineering
                                integrated circuits, generally in a team environment.     presentations, group projects, research projects,
                                Students of the postgraduate programs in                  laboratory projects and practical assignments.
                                Microelectronic Engineering will:                         Program structure
                                » have access to cutting-edge design tools                The master program consists of 144 credit points.
                                  currently used by the industry;                         The graduate diploma consists of 96 credit points
                                » have the chance to work on real industry projects;      and the graduate certificate consists of 48 credit
                                » gain the skills that industry demand; and               points.
                                » increase their chances of finding employment in         The following is an example of courses offered.
                                  the electronics and microelectronics industries
                                  worldwide.                                              Year one                                   Credit points
                                                                                          » EDA tools and design                              12
                                Duration and mode                                         » HDL and high level synthesis                      12
                                Master: one and a half years full-time; graduate
                                                                                          » Integrated circuit design                         12
                                diploma: one year; graduate certificate: six months
                                full-time.                                                » Select 60 credit points from list one             60
                                                                                          Year two
                                Course contact is generally in the afternoon and
                                evening to fit in with work commitments of part-          » Major project                                     48
                                time students.                                            OR
                                                                                          » Select 48 credit points from list one             48
                                Master of Engineering research project topics can
                                                                                            (only courses not previously studied)
                                be industry-based and are frequently workplace-
                                aligned for students already working in a related         List one
                                industry setting.                                         » Analog and mixed signal design                    48
                                Note: part time study is not available to international   » Digital system design                             48
                                students. The graduate certificate is not available to    » Electronic devices; physics, design and
                                international students.                                     simulation                                        48
                                                                                          » Electronic materials                              48
                                Career outlook                                            » Embedded system design                            48
                                These programs will prepare you to design, develop        » Emerging topics in microelectronics               48
                                and apply microelectronic technologies across a
                                broad range of application areas such as analog           » Introduction to microsystems technology           48
                                and digital signal processing, RF and                     » Introduction to semiconductor device
                                telecommunication systems through to biological             fabrication                                       48
                                and environmental sensor technologies.                    » Project management and entrepreneurship 48
                                Alternatively, you might focus on fabrication
                                                                                          » Reliability and testability in IC design          48
                                techniques for CMOS, sensors and sophisticated
                                nano-scale materials. You will also have the              » RF and mixed signal design                        48
                                opportunity to develop effective oral and written
                                communication skills, teamwork, business and
                                management skills. You will therefore be well
                                prepared for career advancement and leadership
                                roles in the microelectronic industry, both within
                                Australia and internationally.

Entrance requirements                                                                    Fees
All applicants                                                                           Program fees may vary according to the courses chosen and fees
Academic                                                                                 are invoiced on a semester basis. RMIT reserves the right to adjust
Applicants should have:                                                                  fees on an annual basis but no fee increase will exceed the annual
                                                                                         increase cap of 7.5%.
» a recognised bachelor degree in an electrical, electronic,
  communication or computer engineering; or                                              Further information is available from the relevant program contact
» evidence of successful completion of a post-matriculation diploma                      or at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees
  program of at least three years duration; or                                           Australian residents
» a combination of academic qualifications and work experience                           Fees for 2010
  equivalent to the above requirements.                                                  Master: $33,120 total program cost. This incorporates
International/non-Australian residents only                                              graduate diploma: $22,080; and graduate certificate: $11,040.
English language                                                                         FEE-Higher Education Loan Program (FEE-HELP)
One of the following:                                                                    Students offered an FPP may be eligible for the FEE–HELP
» IELTS (Academic)—6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)                                          (FEE–Higher Education Loan Program) scheme, which enables
» TOEFL Paper-based—580+ (TWE 4.5+)                                                      eligible fee-paying students to obtain an interest-free loan.
» TOEFL Computer-based—237+ (TWE 4.5+)                                                   For further information: www.goingtouni.gov.au
» TOEFL Internet-based (iBT)—overall score 92,                                           Postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Equity Places
  minimum 20 in all sections                                                             RMIT has a limited number of government-subsidised CSP in
» REW—English for Academic Purposes Advanced 2                                           postgraduate coursework programs for applicants who meet
                                                                                         entrance and equity criteria. For further information please visit:
Application procedures                                                                   www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/equity
Australian residents                                                                     International/non-Australian residents only
Timely applications for coursework programs are due by:                                  For the latest fee information, please refer to our web site:
» 10 November each year (semester 1) and                                                 www.rmit.edu.au/international/programfees
» 31 May each year (midyear semester 2).
Applications will continue to be accepted until all places have been
filled. You are encouraged to lodge your application early.
Midyear applications open on 1 May: www.rmit.edu.au/midyear
Apply via: RMIT Direct Application Form
           Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
           Email: study@rmit.edu.au
International/non-Australian residents
Apply any time via: International Student Application Form
                    Tel. +61 3 9925 5156
                    Email: isu@rmit.edu.au
Many of RMIT’s scholarships are based on financial and living
circumstances. Before letting money worries control your life and
upset your studies, check the web site and contact the friendly staff.
Further information:       Scholarships and Finance Office
                           Tel. +61 3 9925 2811
                           Email: scholarships@rmit.edu.au

Australian residents                                                                     International/non-Australian residents
Contact: Electrical and Computer Engineering                                             Contact: International Services
Tel. +61 3 9925 2090                                                                              GPO Box 2476
Email: eleceng@rmit.edu.au                                                                        Melbourne VIC Australia 3001
www.rmit.edu.au/eleceng                                                                  Tel. +61 3 9925 5156 Fax: +61 3 9925 6925
Further program information:                                                             Email: isu@rmit.edu.au
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/mc126                                                           www.rmit.edu.au/programs/international
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Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing. For the most up-to-date information,
please refer to the RMIT University web site before lodging your application. Prepared in September 2009. CRICOS provider number 00122A

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