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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Integrated Circuits and Graduate Diploma in Integrated Circuits


“A Training from Idea to Product Design”

Salient Features:

·         First dedicated Integrated Circuits (IC) design program in Pakistan, supported and funded by the industrial partners.

·         First time in Pakistan an academic opportunity for IC designing on Licensed Cadence Tool Suite.

·         Offers hands on design experience on TSMC officially provided 65nm, 130nm and 150nm CMOS process development kits (PDKs).

·         Provides a unique opportunity to fabricate the designed ICs by offering “IC Tapeoutfrom Spring 2021.

·         The IC Tapeout offers the opportunity of Testing/Verification of the designed IC in real world.   

·         A comprehensive experience from project conception to the working silicon microchip.

·         A bridge between the industryandacademia to pave the way to FABless innovations resulting in commercialization IC design houses.

·         To establish the VLSI Design and Training Centre at FASTNU, Islamabad in cooperation with our Industrial Partners.

Program Objectives:

The graduate diploma program is especially crafted for industrial/academic organizations to develop skilled IC design in a short period. This program is fully dedicated and focused on the IC design knowledge and skills. Each student in this program will be taught comprehensive IC design curriculum, and a comprehensive IC design cycle, with hands on experience in IC design and testing tools/equipment in ten months. The program will help to develop the IC design echo system in Pakistan by training human resource which is a critical bottleneck in establishing IC design business in Pakistan.



Graduation in EE/TE/Mechatronics/CS or equivalent.



The diploma program will be offered on demand.



Graduate Diploma (Electrical Engineering – Specialization in Integrated Circuits): 

(Details: Download)


Courses for Graduate Diploma in Integrated Circuits:

Teaching Faculty:

·         Prof. Dr. Rashad Ramzan

·         Dr. Hasan Saif

·         Dr. Shazad Saleem

·         Dr. Nasir Mohyudin

·         Dr. Muhammad Yasir

·         Engr. Hamza Atiq

·         Engr. Abdul Wajid

·         Visiting Faculty from Industry including the industrial partners












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