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VLSI Minor



(5 courses, 18 credits)

Minor Advisor: C. Purdy

VLSI, or Very Large Scale Integration, describes computer circuits or “chips.” Sophisticated computer programs are used to create circuit designs and to ensure they perform as desired, before they are produced in circuit foundries. This field is dynamic, due to new technologies necessary to deal with the continually shrinking size of circuits and with the constant need to reduce the electric power they use.

Requirements: 3 required courses (12 credits) plus 6 credits of Senior Project with a VLSI focus



  • Senior Project I--related to VLSI (3 cr)
  • EECE 5180C Introduction to VLSI Design (4 cr)


  • Senior Project II--related to VLSI (3 cr)
  • EECE 5182C VLSI Design for Test and Power (4 cr)
  • EECE 5186C VLSI Design Automation (4 cr)