In 2003, under the approval of China’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance, the Department of Micro-electronic Engineering, School of Optical and Electronic Information HUST constructed one of the first nine National IC Talent Training Bases, and is now focused on constructing the National Model Micro-Electronic School. Currently, we are concentrated on the construction of three undergraduate majors —IC Design and Integrated System, Science and Engineering of Micro-electronics, and Electronic Science and Technology, as well as the cultivation of doctors and masters in the Micro-electronics and Solid State Electronics, the Design and Technology of Semiconductor SoC, the IC Engineering, and Software Engineering.
Micro-electronic technology is the core of information technology, and Integrated Circuit Industry is a strategic, fundamental and pilot industry that supports national economic and social development and safeguard state security. The Integrated Circuit is playing an increasingly important role in cross-disciplinary development among Optical Engineering, Automatic Control Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering and Bioengineering. The State Outline to Promote the Development of Integrated Circuit Industry, issued by the State Council on June, 2014, puts forward clear requirements of “constructing and improving IC talent cultivation system, supporting the development of micro-electronic discipline and expediting the construction and development of Model Micro-electronic Schools through joint cultivation of talents by the universities and related enterprises.”
Objectives of Education
The Department of Micro-Electronic Engineering has a complete cultivation system covering undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral education. Students are expected to have solid fundamental theoretical knowledge with wide scientific horizon; good apprehension and sensitivity to the new developments of the global information science and technology; good comprehensive ability to analyze and solve corresponding problems; theoretical basis and experimental skills in large-scale integrated circuit; fundamental theories and methods essential to VLSI, basic capabilities of VLSI analysis and design, layout design and system integration; good abilities to use foreign language and computer, to master the method of literature retrieving and data-inquiring, and to write scientific articles; as well as the well-developed humanities spirit and strong spirits of creativity and competition.
The Department of Micro-electronic Engineering takes students as the center and aims at cultivating talents with solid academic knowledge and well-developed abilities with innovative spirits. The main methods include optimizing the teacher structure, improving the basic conditions for scientific practices, continuously converting scientific research achievements into high-quality teaching resource, strengthening the innovative education mode, and exploring the education cooperation with enterprises.
Highlights of Teaching and Research
The Department of Micro-electronic Engineering is famous for its well-developed systematic teaching design. With the aim of high-quality education, it provides wonderful resources for students in every single teaching step, covering he science and technology activities and experiments, curriculum design, and social practice opportunities.
As the construction unit for one of the first nine National IC Talent Cultivation Bases, the Department of Micro-electronic Engineering puts forward the scientific talent cultivation program, takes the lead in introducing courses such as Computer Architecture into major of IC Design and Integrated System and strengthens practice in teaching, aiming to cultivate comprehensive and applied talents.
We put efforts to transform the scientific research achievements into high-quality education resources for our students so that our teachers and students are connected by the academic teaching and scientific research.