National Technological University Offers First M.S. Degree In Microelectronics and Semiconductor Engineering

New Master's Degree is 19th From Accredited Distance-Learning University

That Obtains Courses From Consortium of 53 U.S. Universities



Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Technological University

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 new Master of Science degree in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Engineering
 from National Technological University is an impressive first.  Not only is it
 the first degree specifically covering semiconductor engineering available via
 distance learning; it's the first degree on the subject from any university
 anywhere.
     National Technological University offers graduate-level courses from
 53 U.S. universities, the largest consortium of its kind in the world.  For
 the new M.S. in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Engineering, NTU will use
 courses from several of the preeminent universities in the field, including
 University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of California-
 Berkeley, University of New Mexico, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and
 several others.
     "Over the years NTU has developed a tremendous catalog of outstanding
 courses in the microelectronics and semiconductor area as part of our M.S. in
 Electrical Engineering program," said Andre Vacroux, president of NTU.  "These
 have now been organized into a challenging degree program that will help meet
 the training and career needs of professionals in the field."
     According to Vacroux, many of NTU's long-term customers, such as Motorola,
 IBM, Intel, AMD, Micron and several others, are actively involved in the
 microelectronics arena.  These companies will benefit from their engineers
 having an academic resource to turn to for graduate-level courses on the
 latest technological advances.
     NTU already has in its catalog 70 graduate-level courses for the new
 degree program.  These include Core courses, which provide the basic framework
 for the program, and Depth courses, which allow for advanced studies in
 specific Core areas.  The four Core areas are: Devices and Modeling,
 Fabrication and Process Modeling, Circuit and System Design, and Analog
 Circuits.
     NTU provides courses via four distance-learning technologies: satellite,
 online, videotape, and CD-ROM.  Many companies that are regular customers of
 NTU receive courses via the private digital satellite network operated by NTU.
 At the companies' downlink sites, courses are usually taped and given directly
 to the NTU students who work at those sites.  The satellite system has proven
 to be a cost-effective and efficient way to deliver programs on a timely basis
 nationally.  Students may also receive tapes of each class sent directly to
 them.  Some courses are available online or on CD-ROM.
     For the Summer 2001 term, five semiconductor-related course are available.
 About 20 will be offered in the Fall 2001 term.  Applications for admission to
 the program are now being accepted, but students do not need to be enrolled in
 a degree program before taking courses.
     The other 18 Master's Degree programs from NTU are in Business
 Administration, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
 Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Systems
 Management, Information Systems, Management of Technology, Manufacturing
 Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical
 Engineering, Optical Science, Project Management, Software Engineering,
 Systems Engineering, Telecommunications, and Special Majors Programs.  Four of
 the degree programs (soon to be six) can be obtained entirely online, although
 most students choose to mix the delivery methods in order to select the
 universities, professors, and topics they are most interested in.
     National Technological University was founded in 1984 with the support of
 several universities and major technological powerhouses such as AT&T, IBM,
 Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning
 Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.  It is the non-
 profit affiliate of Stratys Learning Solutions, which also operates PBS The
 Business & Technology Network, offering hundreds of professional development
 programs to corporations and government organizations.
     For more information, visit NTU and PBS The Business & Technology Network
 on the Web at www.ntu.edu or call Patrick Partridge, Vice President of
 Marketing, at 1-800-582-9976.  PBS is a trademark and service mark of the
 Public Broadcasting Service and is used with its permission.
 
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    FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 new Master of Science degree in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Engineering
 from National Technological University is an impressive first.  Not only is it
 the first degree specifically covering semiconductor engineering available via
 distance learning; it's the first degree on the subject from any university
 anywhere.
     National Technological University offers graduate-level courses from
 53 U.S. universities, the largest consortium of its kind in the world.  For
 the new M.S. in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Engineering, NTU will use
 courses from several of the preeminent universities in the field, including
 University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of California-
 Berkeley, University of New Mexico, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and
 several others.
     "Over the years NTU has developed a tremendous catalog of outstanding
 courses in the microelectronics and semiconductor area as part of our M.S. in
 Electrical Engineering program," said Andre Vacroux, president of NTU.  "These
 have now been organized into a challenging degree program that will help meet
 the training and career needs of professionals in the field."
     According to Vacroux, many of NTU's long-term customers, such as Motorola,
 IBM, Intel, AMD, Micron and several others, are actively involved in the
 microelectronics arena.  These companies will benefit from their engineers
 having an academic resource to turn to for graduate-level courses on the
 latest technological advances.
     NTU already has in its catalog 70 graduate-level courses for the new
 degree program.  These include Core courses, which provide the basic framework
 for the program, and Depth courses, which allow for advanced studies in
 specific Core areas.  The four Core areas are: Devices and Modeling,
 Fabrication and Process Modeling, Circuit and System Design, and Analog
 Circuits.
     NTU provides courses via four distance-learning technologies: satellite,
 online, videotape, and CD-ROM.  Many companies that are regular customers of
 NTU receive courses via the private digital satellite network operated by NTU.
 At the companies' downlink sites, courses are usually taped and given directly
 to the NTU students who work at those sites.  The satellite system has proven
 to be a cost-effective and efficient way to deliver programs on a timely basis
 nationally.  Students may also receive tapes of each class sent directly to
 them.  Some courses are available online or on CD-ROM.
     For the Summer 2001 term, five semiconductor-related course are available.
 About 20 will be offered in the Fall 2001 term.  Applications for admission to
 the program are now being accepted, but students do not need to be enrolled in
 a degree program before taking courses.
     The other 18 Master's Degree programs from NTU are in Business
 Administration, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
 Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Systems
 Management, Information Systems, Management of Technology, Manufacturing
 Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical
 Engineering, Optical Science, Project Management, Software Engineering,
 Systems Engineering, Telecommunications, and Special Majors Programs.  Four of
 the degree programs (soon to be six) can be obtained entirely online, although
 most students choose to mix the delivery methods in order to select the
 universities, professors, and topics they are most interested in.
     National Technological University was founded in 1984 with the support of
 several universities and major technological powerhouses such as AT&T, IBM,
 Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning
 Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.  It is the non-
 profit affiliate of Stratys Learning Solutions, which also operates PBS The
 Business & Technology Network, offering hundreds of professional development
 programs to corporations and government organizations.
     For more information, visit NTU and PBS The Business & Technology Network
 on the Web at www.ntu.edu or call Patrick Partridge, Vice President of
 Marketing, at 1-800-582-9976.  PBS is a trademark and service mark of the
 Public Broadcasting Service and is used with its permission.
 
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