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Masters and Masters Qualifier

in

Electronic Systems

and

Telecommunications Engineering

School of Electronic Engineering

http://www.dcu.ie/electronic_engineering/index.shtml

Majors


Masters in Electronic Systems


NEW Major in Semiconductor Manufacturing


Major in
Nanoelectronics

& Photonics


Major in Image
P
rocessing & Analysis


Masters in Telecommunications


Major in Network Implementation

Entry Requirements


H2.2 minimum in electronic/ electrical
engineering, applied physics or computer
science for direct entry onto the Masters
P
rogramme.


Basic primary degree for direct entry onto
the Qualifier Programme. (In exceptional
circumstances diploma + 3yrs experience +
interview)


Masters Qualifier Programme


Choose your modules wisely and you only
need to take 8 modules in total for both the
Qualifier and the Masters.


Pass 4 modules and you transfer onto the
Masters Programme (level 8
-

50%)

Flexible Masters


You can opt out of the Masters
P
rogramme
and you will still get a cert (4 modules) or a
diploma (8 modules)


To complete the Masters you must pass 8
modules plus project within 4 years.


You can take more than 8 modules if you
wish and result calculated on best 8 results.

Programme Structure

MASTERS

8 Modules +
Project

QUALIFIER

4 Modules

Full
-
time

Recommended



4 modules per
semester

Recommended



4 modules per
semester

Part
-
time

Recommended



2 modules per
semester

Recommended


2 modules per
semester

Timetable

Timetable


Students who are studying part time can
study remotely using the DCU Moodle
system to access notes, video’s and other
course material


Students who work a shift pattern and
would like to attend lectures are free to do
so.

Choosing Your Modules

See the ‘Programme Planner’ for 2012/13 Semester 1/2
(next slides).


IMPORTANT NOTES
:



Electronic Systems Students can choose ANY 8 modules.


Telecoms students MUST take
at least

6 modules from the
‘telecoms’ module set (marked with *)
plus

ANY other two
modules



See
http://www.dcu.ie/electronics/post/modules/index.shtml


for module descriptions and criteria for Majors.


Programme Planner 2012/13

SEMESTER 1



EE402: Object Oriented Programming *

EE449: DSP (Digital Filters & DFT) *

EE450: Communications Theory *

EE453:
Image Processing & Analysis with Project

EE509: Data Network Protocol Analysis and Simulation *

EE535: Renewable Energy: Systems, Technology and Economics

EE540: HDL/High Level Logic Synthesis

EE541: Nano & Microelectronic Device Manufacturing

EE554: Image and Video Compression *

EE588: Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment and Systems

EE562: Network Programming *




http://www.dcu.ie/electronics/post/modules/index.shtml




Programme Planner 2012/13

SEMESTER 2

EE417:
Web Application Development

*

EE451:
Mechatronic

System Simulation & Control

EE452: Wireless and Mobile Communications *

EE454: Optical Communications System Design *

EE500: Performance of Data Networks *

EE502: DSP (Signal Modelling & Compression) *

EE558: Advanced RF Circuit Modelling

EE506: Fundamentals of Photonic Devices

EE507: Entrepreneurship for Engineers

EE587: Plasma Process Technology

EE538
:
Secure Sys Admin & Internetwork Security *

EE544: Computer Vision

EE550: Characterisation Technology for
Nanomaterials

EE552: Broadband Networks *

EE563: Graphics & Visualisation


http://www.dcu.ie/electronics/post/modules/index.shtml




Programme Planner

2012
-
2013

Masters Project

Every student should complete ONE of the following Masters project modules

Project Module Codes for each
M.Eng

flavour
:

EE592: Electronic Systems Project (MEN)

EE593: Telecommunications Eng. Project (MTC)

EE594: Nano Major Project (MEN)

EE595: Imaging Major Project (MEN)

EE596: Network Major Project (MTC)

EE598: Semiconductor Manufacturing Project (MEN)



Project



Literature Review


Interim Presentation


Project Implementation


Final Report


Research paper


Appendices


Final Oral Examination

Major in Semiconductor
Manufacturing



Newly
introduced in the academic year
2012
-
2013 is a
Major in Semiconductor
Manufacturing
, a specialisation on the
Masters in Electronic Systems addressing
modern semiconductor manufacturing
practices, methodologies and technologies.


Core Courses


Nano & Microelectronic Device
Manufacturing


Characterisation Technology for
Nanomaterials


Plasma process Technology


Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
and Systems


Applied Project


Semiconductor Manufacturing
Equipment and Systems


This course aims to provide the students with an understanding of the of the design and
control of the primary families of equipment used in modern semiconductor
manufacturing plants, including chemical mechanical polishing, optical lithography,
implantation, thermal annealing and diffusion, metal and dielectric etch, and packaging
technologies.


The
student will learn how to design and implement statistical and advanced process
control schemes and how to specify the appropriate metrology.


We
will also explore fundamental facilities issues including vacuum technology, gas
handling, and water and waste management.


Finally
, the student will learn to analyse and optimize process flow through the factory
and the needs of the specific tool sets.

Semiconductor Manufacturing
Equipment and Systems


1. Design semiconductor manufacturing process flows. (PO3)∙


2. Analyse the performance of a tool
-
set and relate to productivity and yield
(PO2)∙


3. Calculate and solve for optimal manufacturing throughput.. (PO1,PO2)∙



4. Outline deficiencies in the major processing systems. (PO1)∙


5. Explain the basic physics of vacuum technology and associated technology.
(PO1,PO2)∙


6. Specify the best practice in hazardous materials handling, as relevant to
semiconductor manufacturing. (PO4)∙


7. Develop strategies for waste and water management, as relevant to
semiconductor manufacturing. (PO4)∙

Plasma Process Technology


This course aims to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of plasma
process technology as applied to semiconductor manufacturing.


The
students will develop an understanding based on an examination of the basic plasma
physics of low temperature plasmas.


Using
this fundamental knowledge, combined with a study of the typical chemistries
used in semiconductor etch and deposition processes, the students will be able to design
a process and identify the optimal hardware configuration for a given technological
need.


The
interaction of plasma produced species with a surface will be examined and the
student will learn to quantify and estimate surface effects including sputter and etch
rates,
anisotrophy
, selectivity, and deposition rates.


Methods
for controlling,
analyzing
, and characterizing process plasmas will be
examined in order for students to be able to apply their learning to real
-
world
manufacturing problems.

Plasma Process Technology


1. Interpret and solve for basic plasma physical parameters and properties. (PO1,PO2)∙


2. Describe electron heating mechanisms in low pressure plasmas. (PO1)∙


3. Use global models to solve for basic plasma chemical and electrical properties.
(PO1,PO2)∙



4. Design plasma processes for deposition and etch. (PO3)∙


5. Identify optimal hardware configurations based on the technological requirements.
(P03)


7. Describe the motion of particles in the plasma bulk and sheath regions. (PO1)∙


8. Understand surface effects including etch, deposition, physical sputtering and
functionalising. (PO1)∙


9. Calculate the number densities of the major plasma species. (PO1)∙


10. Design plasma control and characterization processes. (PO3)


How to Apply?


Apply through
www.pac.ie


There are two intakes


Sept and Feb


Deadline for application is Mid Sept
(
a
pprox
) for Sept intake and for February
intake it’s mid January (
a
pprox
)


Non EU applicants must apply early


Check on line for exact dates

Fees 2012/2013

Payment of Fees

Any Questions?

Thank you for your time