Joint NTU-TUM Master of Science in Integrated Circuit  Design

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time

Graduate admissions (Coursework)

Admission_Coursework@ntu.edu.sg
The joint NTU-TUM full-time M.Sc. (IC Design) programme is a highly-specialised programme jointly offered by NTU and Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a strong technical emphasis on both the theory and practice of integrated circuit design.

The joint NTU-TUM full-time M.Sc. (IC Design) programme is a highly-specialised programme jointly offered by NTU and Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a strong technical emphasis on both the theory and practice of integrated circuit design.  This self-financed joint programme is conducted by faculty from both universities, and it is administered by the Technical the German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia Pte Ltd.

During the last decade, the rapid technological advancement associated with portable and compact computers, communications, audio and video products has drawn increasing interest from the electronics industry in the integrated circuits (IC) design area as evidenced by the continued and accelerated integration of electronic hardware.  The programme is thus developed to meet this growing demand.

  • Degree / FH Diploma

    An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent.
  • As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following:

 

 -TOEFEL (www.toefl.org): With recent TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for  Paper based test or 100 for internet based test.

 

 - IELTS (www.ielts.org): With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5. 

 

Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) certificate is required for applicant with education qualification from China, Vietnam and Mongolia.


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Programme Structure

No. of AUs Graduate ≥ 41
Laboratory Core Modules
 
2 Modules (6 AUs)
Core Elective Modules
(Select 6 out of 7)
 
6 Modules (18 AUs)
Elective Modules
(Select 4 Modules and BTE OR 6 Modules)
 
4 Modules (12 AUs) +BTE (5 AUs) or
6 Modules (18 AUs)
Internship for 3 Months
 
Compulsory
Dissertation for 6 Months
 
Compulsory
Non-technical Elective Modules
(Select 2 out of 6)
 
2 Modules
Min NTU CGPA Require to Graduate ≥ 2.5

 

Project Duration

Type of Coursework Programme Candidature
Joint NTU-TUM (Full-time) Minimum Maximum
  24 months 36 months

The Master of Science in Integrated Circuit Degree is a 2-year full-time programme. Students must complete their coursework, 3-month internship and 6-month of Master Thesis writing to qualify for graduation.

Graduate level Modules offered

Laboratory Core Modules (45 hours per Module) 

Module Code Module Title (3 AUs / Module) Conducted By
NM6007 Laboratory 1: Analog IC Design Lab NTU
NM6008 Laboratory 2: Digital IC Design Lab NTU

 

Core Elective Modules (Select any 6) (45 hours per Module) 

Module Code Module Title (3 AUs / Module) Conducted By
NM6001 Digital IC Design NTU
NM6002 Analog IC Design NTU
NM6003 System-on-Chip Solutions & Architecture TUM
NM6004 Design Methodology & Automation TUM
NM6005 Design Signal Processing NTU
NM6006 Mixed Signal Circuit Design TUM
NM6010 IC (Integrated Circuit) Packaging NTU

 

Elective Modules (Select any 4) (45 hours per Module) 

Module Code Module Title (3 AUs / Module Except BTE) Conducted By
NM6009 RF IC Design NTU
NM6011 IC Marketing / Business Management NTU
NM6012 Advanced MOSFET & Novel Devices TUM
NM6013 Nano-Electronics TUM
NM6014 Design for Testability of VLSI NTU
NM6015 Embedded Systems TUM
NM6016 Simulation and Optimization of Analog Circuits TUM
NM6020 Business and Technical English (BTE) (5 AUs) TUM

 

Non-technical Elective Modules (Select 2 out of 6)

Module Title Conducted By
Business Administration TUM
Production Planning in Industry TUM
International Intellectual Property LawTUM
Industrial MarketingTUM
Innovation and Technology Management TUM
Modern Developments in Industry TUM

Important Information and Links 

International applicants are advised to have sufficient funds (whether from scholarships or personal funds or both) to cover the expenses of their entire period of study. There are no arrangements for employment for graduate students.