CET757 Digital Integrated Circuit Design I

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objective of the course is to provide learners with a basic understanding of the integrated-circuit (IC) devices, namely the bipolar transistor and MOSFET. Some second order transistors’ effects will be discussed. The basic silicon devices processes, BiCMOS devices that is used in niche areas of digital IC design, will be discussed. The issues of low voltage and low power, as well as the sensitivity analyses of BiCMOS digital circuits will all be presented.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Electronics
- FlexiMasters in Electronics

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Able to achieve a basic understanding of transistors’ device physics and the secondary effects of these devices.

2. Able to draw the layout for a block of CMOS circuits.

3. Able to design BiCMOS circuits.

Layout and Design Issues and BiCMOS Digital Circuits

- Characteristics of Digital Integrated Circuits
- CMOS Logic
- Other Competing Technologies
- Layout Design Rules
- Parasitic Loading Estimation
- Latch Up
- Electrostatic Discharge
- Speed and Power Trade-Off
- Ground Bounce
- Interconnects Introduction to BiCMOS Technology
- Low Power BiCMOS Digital Circuits
- Sensitivity Analysis of BiCMOS Digital Circuits

For graduates, practicing engineers, R&D managers and technical staff who wish to gain in-depth technical knowledge in the area of semiconductor manufacture and microelectronics.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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CET758 Digital Integrated Circuit Design II1
CET759 Digital Integrated Circuit Design III1
CET760 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices I1
CET761 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices II1
CET762 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices III1
CET763 Advanced Wafer Processing I1
CET764 Advanced Wafer Processing II1
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CET766 Analog Integrated Circuit Design I1
CET767 Analog Integrated Circuit Design II1
CET768 Analog Integrated Circuit Design III1
CET769 Integrated Circuit (IC) Packaging I1
CET770 Integrated Circuit (IC) Packaging II1
CET771 Integrated Circuit (IC) Packaging III1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Electronics (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Electronics (total 15AUs).
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.