Semiconductor Packaging (full-time)
In the Semiconductor Packaging minor of the HAN you delve into the world of semiconductors and chip packaging such as for embedded antennas and sensors
In the Semiconductor Packaging minor you will get acquainted with the semiconductor industry and delve into the final step of chip manufacturing, the phase in which the chip is 'packaged' in its housing. This packaging is becoming more and more complex. Developments such as System-on-Chip, embedded antennas for 5G, sensors and Micro-ElectroMechanic Systems (MEMS) place high demands on the manufacturing process and the competencies of affected employees. Packages are becoming very complicated and application specific, while costs must be kept low. This minor focuses on the design and manufacture of semiconductor packages and the associated assembly techniques and was created in collaboration with the Chip Integration Technology Center (CITC) and its partners NXP, Nexperia, Ampleon, TU Delft and TNO.
- Semiconductors and Semiconductor Packaging Fundamentals
- Advanced Applications, Materials and Packaging Techniques
- Basic Package Simulations, Device Testing and Data Analysis
- Design Quality and Reliability, Industrialization and Economics
Block exchange course
This is a block minor. It is offered once a year as a block in the 1st semester.
Type of exchange course
This is a differentiation exchange course. This means it enables you to develop your professional competences in a different/broader context.
In the first term you get acquainted with the semiconductor industry in general and delve into the fundamentals of semiconductor assembly, packaging and test. In the second term you tackle a challenging semiconductor packaging problem in a team of students and working professionals. You may also be able to turn the design into a prototype to demonstrate its working principle and feasibility. The production and testing of the prototype takes place in the laboratory of CITC in Nijmegen or at one of the industrial partners. In parallel you study a number of selective subjects, depending on the project and your personal learning needs. After this minor you will have a deep understanding of the semiconductor back-end processing complexity; packaging, testing and quality/reliability. You will be able to communicate and cooperate as starting engineer with experts in the semiconductor industry in general and from assembly and packaging in particular. A valuable asset to make a quick start in the semiconductor industry in which assembly and packaging continues to be a major challenge.
- Working in a multidisciplinary environment
- Managing and facilitating processes
- Operating in a systematic way according to protocols and standards
- Functioning in a cross-functional team
- Communicating in English
- Analyzing production capabilities, customer needs, …
- Requirements engineering
- Designing and implementing prototypes
- Analyzing test and reliability data
- Optimization of assembly, packaging and test flows
- Maintaining quality
- Professionals working or interested in the semiconductor industry, that want to extend or deepen their knowledge of semiconductor assembly and packaging.
- Bachelor students Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemistry Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or Industrial Engineering & Management, who want to broaden their horizon into the field of semiconductor assembly and packaging.
Bachelor students must have completed two main modules for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or Industrial Engineering & Management.
Professionals must have bachelor level work and thinking level, and be employed or interested in the semiconductor industry.
Knowledge and fluency of the English language at B2 level is mandatory
International students must first send in their application. Based on this information it will be decided whether a student is allowed into the minor. There can be a request for further information, or for an intake assessment, to determine whether the required entry level for this minor is met.
Nice to know
- The Semiconductor Packaging minor is developed in close cooperation with Chip Integration Technology Center and its industrial partners NXP Semiconductors, Ampleon and Nexperia.
- It will mostly take place at the Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen.
- Offered only in the 1st semester of the year (Sep-Jan).
The module consists of 2 terms of about 9 weeks. In the first term there will be lectures and practical lessons spanning two half-day sessions, fixed in the week but still to be determined, for both part-time and full-time participants. This will be supported and supplemented by digital learning and weekly tasks. The first term program is concluded by an individual written test and a criterion-oriented interview with feedback processing.
Full-time students will also be required to participate in a generic semiconductor industry orientation program with company visits, which can include an individual learning assignment, taking about two days a week. The program and individual learning assignment are also subject of the criterion-oriented interview with feedback processing at the end of the first term.
In the second term you will work on an industrial assignment/project during two days a week at CITC Nijmegen, or one of its partners, in a team of students and semiconductor professionals. In parallel you study a number of selective subjects, mostly by autonomous study of in-depth material presented in a digital learning environment. The minor is concluded by a team presentation with criterion-oriented interview and feedback processing, in which you present the project and your individual contribution and learnings.
- Lectures, practical lessons and tasks
- Guest presentations, company visits and workshops
- Team project assignments
At the end of the first term:
- Individual written test on lectures and practical lessons
- Criterion-oriented interview with feed-back processing on the overall program and its tasks
At the end of the second term:
- A team demonstration and presentation with criterion-oriented interview and feedback processing in which you present the project and your individual contribution. In the presentation you:
- Explain your design choices;
- Demonstrate the prototype;
- Evaluate the tests;
- Substantiate the technical and commercial feasibility;
- Show how your personalized leaning supported the project.
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