Master of Science in Technology and Design (IC Design, Failure Analysis and Reliability)

Programme Overview

The Master of Science in Technology and Design (IC Design, Failure Analysis and Reliability) programme is designed to address the growing demand for skilled professionals in the semiconductor industry who possess not only advanced theoretical knowledge but also practical experience. This programme aims to give students an all-encompassing knowledge and experience in the fields of semiconductor device technologies and architectures, digital integrated circuit design, semiconductor materials analysis, device and integrated circuit reliability and failure analysis for production yield improvement. Developed in collaboration with Wintech-Nano Technology, a leading expert in semiconductor chip analysis and testing, the programme offers a standout feature: a concurrent internship during the final term at Wintech’s cutting-edge facilities in Suzhou, China. This extraordinary opportunity allows students to learn through practical engagement, preparing students effectively for a future career in the semiconductor domain. This one-year full-time programme is suitable for individuals who wish to upgrade their skillset to the state-of-the-art design and semiconductor analysis to fast-track their professional careers or entrepreneurial pursuits as technically grounded leaders and innovator

Learn From The Best of Both Worlds

A unique feature of this programme is the internship opportunity, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in a leading semiconductor facility. Wintech is a world-leading multinational laboratory with cutting-edge technology in semiconductor material and device failure analysis and reliability assessment. This programme combines SUTD’s design centric curriculum and Wintech’s technological advanced expertise to provide talent training and development to address the strong demands of the industries. Students will study the first two terms at SUTD in Singapore, and complete the last term with two modules and a concurrent internship at Wintech[1]Nano Semiconductor Institute in Suzhou, China.

Programme Structure

The MTD (IC Design, Failure Analysis and Reliability) programme is a one-year full-time coursework-based Master’s degree programme. It comprises eight courses (96 credits) of two core design courses and six specialised courses, including a concurrent internship in Term 3, organised as follows:

About Wintech-Nano Technology

Wintech-Nano Technology is a world leading third-party commercial laboratory in semiconductor chip analysis and testing, with world-class facilities and top expertise in the field. The company’s business focuses on the electronics and semiconductor fields, providing one-stop material analysis (MA), failure analysis (FA), reliability analysis (RA), destructive physical analysis (DPA), automotive grade chip testing and R&D-assisted TD services. Wintech is also known as the “chip general hospital” in the semiconductor industry chain.

Admission Criteria

Applicants should possess the following: • At least a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; • Proficiency in English (TOEFL-iBT or IELTS is required if the medium of undergraduate instruction is not English). Interested applicants without a relevant degree can submit a resumé or portfolio highlighting your skills, abilities and experiences to augment your application. Relevant industrial experience will be considered. All applications will be reviewed by the MTD admissions committee.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Some of the job prospects that graduates from the program will be competent to work as are: • process engineers in the semiconductor fabrication industry; • integrated circuit design engineers in IC design industry; • failure and reliability test engineers in semiconductor failure analysis for yield improvement; • research and development engineers in relevant fields of semiconductor.

About SUTD

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth autonomous university and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum. SUTD’s various research centres and laboratories provide cutting-edge equipment and world-class test beds for students’ hands-on application. SUTD was established to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs and create a better world by design.

*The monthly stipend and accommodation allowance are provided only during Term 3 in Suzhou, China. The amount and way of transfer to students are decided by Wintech and no requests will be entertained. Satisfactory completion of the internship is required forgraduation from the programme.

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