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Integrated Circuit Design

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Im Zentrum des Masterstudiengangs Integrated Circuit Design stehen die Entwicklung und die Anwendung integrierter Schaltungen. Das Studium findet am Campus von TUM Asia in Singapur statt, die Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.

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Art des Studiums
  • Vollzeit
Erforderlicher Sprachnachweis Unterrichtssprache
  • Englisch
Art der Zulassung Beginn des Studiums
  • Sonstiges
Regelstudienzeit (in Semestern)
  • 4 Semester (Vollzeit)
Credits Kosten

Infos zum Studium

Worum geht es in diesem Studiengang?

This Master of Science in Integrated Circuit Design program is jointly awarded by Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The program is conducted in Singapore at TUM Asia. TUM Asia is TUM’s only offshore campus that is situated in the heart of Asia – Singapore. TUM Asia is a full subsidiary of TUM and is an international extension of TUM, to provide TUM degrees in Asia, in cooperation with top Asian universities like NTU.

The international Master of Science in Integrated Circuit Design aims to educate the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurial leaders for the fast moving semiconductor industry. The program contents ranges from analog, digital and mixed-circuit design over architectural concepts for integrated circuits to design methodology and automation. Product manufacturing and packaging are also addressed. Integrated circuit design is also placed in a broader context, e.g. by teaching fundamental concepts of signal processing which are at the core of today’s communications circuits. Students will also be taught essential non-technical topics such as product marketing, international management, patent law and aspects of culture and globalization. This will be mainly done by highly qualified freelancers from our industry partners. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a joint Masters degree from NTU and TUM.

Wie ist das Studium aufgebaut?

Essential core modules include:

  • Digital IC Design, Analog IC design
  • System on chip Solutions & Architecture
  • Design Methodology and Automation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Mixed Signal Circuit Design
  • Laboratory work: Digital IC Design and Analog IC Design

Students also have to complete 4 technical modules from electives offered:

  • RF IC Design
  • IC (Integrated Circuit) Packaging
  • IC Marketing/Business/Management
  • Advanced MOSFET & Novel Devices
  • Nano-Electronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Simulation and Optimization of Analog Circuits

Other non-technical modules include: Business and Technical English, IP Law, Business Management and Administration, Aspects of Globalization and Aspects of Asian & European Relations. 

In welcher Sprache wird der Studiengang unterrichtet?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your English language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is English. 

Welche Kompetenzen und Fertigkeiten erwerbe ich?

Graduates from the joint TUM-NTU Master of Science in Integrated Circuit Design program are technically skilled and knowledgeable on in-depth knowledge in Integrated Circuit Design, with a focus on both the architectural concepts for integrated circuits and the design methodology and automation of circuits.

Welche beruflichen Möglichkeiten habe ich mit diesem Abschluss?

Graduates can choose to enter the industry to work in IC Design Engineer roles or in research where they continue as Research Associates/Doctoral Candidate (for PhD).

Graduates typically obtain employment in countries like Singapore, Germany and India, with others opting to return to their home countries to work.

Bewerbung und Zulassung

Wie bewerbe ich mich?

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

For more information on the admission requirements, please visit TUM Asia.

Welche Dokumente muss ich bei der Onlinebewerbung einreichen?

Welche Dokumente muss ich für die Einschreibung einreichen?

    We may require additional documents depending on the type of secondary school diploma you earned and your country of origin (e.g. GRE, GATE, APS). After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM.

    For more information on the admission process and the required documents, please visit TUM Asia.

    Welche Bewerbungsfristen muss ich beachten?

    Application period: 01.11. - 31.03.

    Students are required to meet the Admissions Requirements after which they can submit their Online Application via www.tum-asia.edu.sg and then send TUM Asia their hardcopy documents, together with the application fee. Once the result is released, TUM Asia will release the result via email to the student. If the student is offered a place, he/she will receive a Letter of Offer.  

    Wie wählt die TUM die Studierenden aus?

    Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

    For more information, please visit TUM Asia.

    Wo geht's zur Onlinebewerbung?

    Muss ich ein Praktikum absolvieren?

    The 2 months internship and 6 months master thesis may be undertaken either at NTU, TUM or in a company in Singapore/Germany.

    Wie kann es nach dem Studiengang weitergehen?

    You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

    If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.

    Weiterführende Informationen

    There are separate tuition fees for this master’s degree program. For more information, please visit TUM Asia.