Certificate in Physical & Layout Design

Certificate Programs in VLSI Engineering Overview

Missions and Purposes

San Jose Polytechnic University (SJPU) in California offers certificate programs in several professional disciplines. The certificate programs in VLSI Engineering are designed to provide interested students with intensive knowledge and skills in a focused area at the graduate level. Certain certificate program courses are in-line with the graduate degree curriculum but the time required to complete the certificate is much shorter than an advanced degree required.

Program Objectives

The certificate programs in VLSI Engineering has two main goals: (1) to develop breadth of understanding in the fundamental aspects of VLSI Engineering through the class work, and (2) to focus depth of state-of-the-art technology and industry needs through concentrating electives in different VLSI topics. The certificate programs in VLSI Engineering concentration cover various sections of the VLSI design process. With the completion of the program, the students will gain the understanding of the particular IC design flow methods and steps and know how the selected phase to support the development of a VLSI product.

Certificate of Completion Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C or above in each course if the student chose the option of letter grade or receive a Pass (P) grade if the student chose the option of Pass/No Pass (P/NP) grade in order to earn a Certificate of Completion issued by SJPU. The P grade can be changed to letter grade if the student passes the comprehensive examination of that particular course with a grade of 3.0 or higher

Courses completed in the certificate program with grade B or above may earn graduate credits that might be transferred into a MS degree at SJPU subjected to approval by the Graduate Admission Committee.

Certificate Program Courses in VLSI Engineering

IC Layout Design Certificate Program

This certificate program is designed for students planning to enter into IC Layout Design high-tech profession and the total program length is 90 contact hours with the successful completion of the following courses at SJPU;

VE 514 Fundamental IC Layout Design (45 Contact Hours)

VE 515 Advanced IC Layout Design (45 Contact Hours)

IC Physical Design Certificate Program

This certificate program is designed for students plan to enter into IC Physical Design Place-and-Route high-tech profession, the total program length is 45 contact hours as the student must successfully complete the following graduate level courses at SJPU.

VE 513 IC Physical Design (Place-and-Route) (45 Contact Hours)