Semiconductors are everywhere – from the processor and AI chips in our smartphones to electronic devices for electric and autonomous vehicles, to new sensors for healthcare. Training required for manufacturing and semiconductor technology is developing rapidly in a wide range of fields. Besides the semiconductor manufacturing process, the semiconductor industry is capital-intensive and must focus on realistic needs for manufacturing intelligence, including new fab construction, technology migration, capacity transformation and expansion, tool procurement, and outsourcing. Recently, semiconductor manufacturing has also become a global geopolitical battleground. Thus, there is a need for professional education to train engineers in Hong Kong and mainland China to acquire the capabilities of intelligent and semiconductor manufacturing.
The programme is designed to provide students with knowledge/skills in process control/operations, electronic and advanced packaging technologies, and materials in intelligent and semiconductor manufacturing and its related reliability science and quality engineering. Ability to solve problems and develop new processes or equipment. Students are encouraged to participate in the projects with the companies. The objective of this programme is to prepare students who wish to pursue graduate degrees or enter the workforce in the field of the semiconductor and electronics industry.