Department of VLSI Engineering

The San Jose Polytechnic University (SJPU) Master of Science in VLSI Engineering (MSVE) degree is a graduate-level program designed for students who choose to pursue the advanced knowledge and the hands-on experience in the fields of hardware and VLSI systems. We will provide the best learning environment for graduate students to acquire the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in designing, developing, and supporting VLSI systems and applications.

Student Learning Objectives

The VLSI Engineering program has two main goals: (1) to develop breadth of understanding in the fundamental aspects of VLSI Engineering through core course work, and (2) to focus depth of state-of-the art technology and industry needs through concentrating electives in VLSI Systems studies. The VLSI Engineering concentration covers the overall understanding of the VLSI design process. With the completion of the program, the students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire IC design flow methods and steps and know how each phase to support the development of a VLSI product.

Student Educational Outcomes

The San Jose Polytechnic University program educational objectives for the MSVE engineering program describe accomplishments that graduates are expected to have attained upon graduation. Graduates will have applied their expertise to contemporary problem solving, be engaged professionally, have continued to learn and adapt, and have contributed to their organizations through leadership and teamwork. More specifically, the objectives are expertise, engagement, learning, leadership and teamwork.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate peer-recognized expertise together with the ability to articulate that expertise and use it for contemporary problem solving in the analysis, design, and evaluation of electrical and electronic devices and systems.

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate engagement in the engineering profession, locally and globally, by contributing to the ethical, competent, and creative practice of engineering or other professional careers.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate sustained learning and adapting to a constantly changing field through graduate work, professional development, and self-study.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative to ethically advance professional and organizational goals, facilitate the achievements of others, and obtain substantive results.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork while working with others of diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds.