Digital Integrated Circuit Design (E6306)

Provided by NTU Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Course introduction


The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the integrated-circuit (IC) devices, namely the bipolar transistor and MOSFET. Some second order transistors’ effects will be discussed. The basic silicon devices processes, the working principle of CMOS logic circuits (both static and dynamic) as well as the consideration for power will all be covered. Following the basic devices, the BiCMOS devices that is used in niche areas of digital IC design, will be discussed. The issues of low voltage and low power, as well as the sensitivity analyses of BiCMOS digital circuits will all be presented. The layout design rules is also covered in the course before introducing the Sub-System Design in Digital Circuits. 

In the Design Methodologies topic, the concepts on design flow, design analysis, verification,
different implementation approaches, design synthesis and test methods are discussed. The objective is to provide the students with clear concepts on these topics. 

All of these topics serves as important background to our present day devices and help to form a strong foundation for the learning of future newly developed semiconductor devices and their applications. Finally, this course together with the Analog IC Design course provide a comprehensive study of integrated circuit design for graduate students.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

- Review of Integrated Circuit Fundamentals
- Layout and Design Issues
- CMOS Digital Circuits
- BiCMOS Digital Circuits
- Sub-System Design in Digital Circuits
- Design Methodologies

Who Should Attend
This course is aimed for graduate participants and/or practicing engineers working in electric power distribution related fields.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Have 2 years of full-time work experience in electric power distribution related fields, or have fully discharged full-time NS liability, or are currently employed on a full-time basis.
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Physics or in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Date(s): 13 Aug 2018 to 07 Dec 2018
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: NTU Main Campus
Closing Date of Registration: 17 Jun 2018

Fees & Funding

Full Course Fee :
Singapore Citizen /Singapore PR1 21 to 39 years old  :
Singapore Citizen1 40 years or older2  :
Singapore Citizen1 Eligible for WTS3 : 
Singapore PRs ≥ 21 years older
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs4 :  

Method of Payment
  • Online Credit/Debit Card Payment (VISA and Mastercard only)
  • Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at One-Stop@SAC (NTU Main Campus)
Withdrawal & Refund Policy
Once payment is made, applicant is committed to the completion of course. Course fee refunds will not be considered.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Course is subject to a minimum participation number before commencement.
  2. Course is subject to a first-come-first-serve basis.
  3. Registration is non-transferable.
  4. Student must meet all eligibility criteria for admission.
  5. Student is required to complete all assessments for each course.
  6. PaCE College reserves the right to change or cancel any course or lecturer due to unforeseen circumstances.
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