Under the NEED programme, students will spend the first 9 months at CGU Taiwan, completing core and elective modules, where the students will gain real-life immersion with Taiwan's leading IC design and semiconductor foundries while undergoing CGU's industry-oriented curriculum.
All students will complete the compulsory modules listed below.
Reliability Engineering for Integrated Circuit Technology
Introduction to VLSI: Technology and Design
Common Elective Courses
Biomedical Electronics Design
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Design for Quality
VLSI Modelling & Design
IC Design Track
Computing Electronics Design
Analogue Integrated Circuit Design
RF Systems Design
VLSI Testing and Testable Designs
Mixed Signal Systems by Design
Advanced Manufacturing Track
VLSI Designing for Success
Field-Effect Semiconductor Devices
IC Design Track: Students will learn more about the tools, software and processes required to conduct analysis, modeling, design, testing and development of a wide variety of ICs (AI-edged, analog, digital, radio frequency, mixed-signal).
Advanced Manufacturing Track: Students will learn more about the integral aspects of IC production quality and reliability management. This includes reliability and failure analysis, failure mechanisms and packaging reliability using AI.
NEED-Students will spend the next 9 months at SUTD Singapore, completing a Master thesis and a research project which will incorporate the technical knowledge gained at CGU Taiwan.
Students' Master thesis will be subjected to an Oral Defense, where students will defend their research against professional critique by a board consisting of SUTD faculty and external faculty/industry experts.
Students are also required to complete at least 4 Professional Short Development Courses to gain industry-relevant knowledge to round out their holistic education.