The two-year program in Microelectronics is intended to offer a challenging high-level education and a stimulating research environment to talented students who hold a Bachelor degree in technology or science of substantial quality and level. The proposed program leverages a rather unique peculiarity of Pavia: the town houses several design and research centers of international semiconductor companies which tightly collaborate with the University to train students of high profile. Most companies host students for their graduation projects and participate, in co-operation with the University, in national and European research programs. STMicroelectronics supports a Laboratory housed inside the campus. Engineers graduated from Laurea Magistralis are nowadays employees of the most important international semiconductor companies in Italy and abroad: Austriamicrosystems, Broadcom, Conexant, Elpida Memory, Huawei, International Rectifier, Marvell, Maxim, MaxLinear, Micron, National Semiconductor, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics.
The Master's Program in Microelectronics provides graduate students with the cutting-edge knowledge and research skills needed for employment in the microelectronics industry.The first year is devoted to fundamental courses, aiming at strengthening the knowledge of applied mathematics and physics as well as at introducing students to the design of analog and digital Integrated Circuits (ICs). The second year is focused on advanced IC design. Many courses include lab activities where students can experiment with the topics covered in the lectures. Teaching labs are equipped with modern electronic instruments and state-of-the-art CAD tools for microelectronics design. A significant portion of the second year will be devoted to the graduation project, which entails participating in one of the University’s advanced research programs or being involved in a project in cooperation with microelectronic companies.
A PhD program in Microelectronics is available and can be the natural host for the most brilliant students graduated from the Laurea Magistralis.