Did you know that microelectronics and nanotechnologies are two of the six key enabling technologies (KETs) that the European Union is developing in order to introduce them into industrial practice? Why? Because it plays an important role in the sustainability of the competitiveness and economic growth of each country. This will allow the EU to keep up with its main international competitors and achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Here are 10 reasons to convince you, dear admission candidates, to opt for the study program “Microelectronics and nanotechnologies” within the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics:
- You will study Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies – two of the leading technologies in Europe
The two fields – Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies – include all the means, methods of human activity required for the design, development and production of electronic and optoelectronic devices, apparatus and systems, integrated circuits, microelectronic systems, and the use of microelectronic systems in electronic installations, computing techniques, automation and electronic systems for various branches of the economy.
You will be part of UTM – the university that offers educational services of European quality level
The Nomination Committee of the European Business Assembly (EBA, Oxford, United Kingdom) on March 1, 2010, awarded the Technical University of Moldova the “European Quality” decoration, for continuous effort in achieving high quality of studies in accordance with European standards.
This year, the “Crystal of Quality” Award and the Diploma of Recognition from ANACEC was awarded to the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering, in which you will study the Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies program to promote quality culture and integrate outstanding research results in the educational process.
The conferment of these decorations demonstrates a level of education conforming to the highest models of organization of teaching in similar institutions of European countries, recognition of professionalism of the teaching staff, quality of scientific research and development and implementation of international programs.
You will study a wide range of relevant courses designed to meet the requirements of employers
The courses covered during the eight semesters of study refer to the science and engineering of high-performance microelectronic systems, materials, structures and devices, based on resizing nanoscale properties and processes and exploring the opportunities of nanotechnologies.
After completing the program you will have the skills of:
- designing, manufacturing and testing of electronic and optoelectronic devices, apparatus and systems, integrated circuits, microelectronic systems;
- implementation of micro-electronic systems in electronic installations, computer technology, automation and electronic systems for various branches of the economy, electronic equipment, computer technology, automation, etc.
- elaboration and implementation of nanotechnologies, new multifunctional materials and electronic microsystems.
You will learn general programming languages and object-oriented languages
The curriculum includes a number of subjects designed to study the architecture of computer systems, information networks, general programming languages and object-oriented languages, microprocessors and their programming, software tools in electronics:
- Computer programming;
- Data structures and algorithms;
- Object-oriented programming;
- Electronic programming;
- Electronic Assisted Design / Computer Aided Simulation of Electronic Circuits;
- Computer and network architecture / Computer and network systems architecture;
- Microprocessors / Microprocessors and interfaces;
- Embedded electronic systems / embedded systems;
- Advanced Programming / Java Programming;
- Digital systems / programmable electronic systems;
- Software (virtual) tools for microelectronics / Automated design systems.
You will be able to join the Student Club “Dedicated electronic systems and microcontroller applications”
The Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering operates the Student Club “Dedicated electronic systems and microcontroller applications”, in which over 30 students are involved in research activities related to the engineering of microelectronic systems and the development of various applications based on microcontrollers, innovations and design technologies, dedicated electronic circuits and medical devices.
Within the Club, both individual projects included in the university curriculum and projects for student competitions are worked on, a very important element for the practical implementations of the knowledge acquired at university.
The Club Objectives:
- Attracting students in applied engineering activities in the field of microelectronic systems and their applications.
- Encouraging students to independently design and attract them to applied research.
- Development of project resources and useful solutions for novice engineers.
- Informing and orienting young engineers towards areas of interest.
- Organizing intra and extra-university student competitions, with real practical applications.
- Promoting the spirit of competition and performance in design and applied research.
You will be able to participate in Student Competitions and Summer Schools organized by DMIB
Annually, the department organizes the International Student Contest “Engineering of microelectronic systems – Sergiu Rădăuţan”, which presents applications in the fields of: electronics, programmable circuits, semiconductor devices, systems and applications with microcontrollers, biomedical devices. In 2017, 33 teams from four countries participated.
The Microlab Engineering Club organizes the Summer School “Development of Embedded Systems”, whose concept focuses on:
- Teamwork – throughout the summer camp, participants will work in teams;
- Theoretical lessons – qualified mentors in the field will share their experience and knowledge;
- Practical lessons – the teams will carry out personal projects involving basic programming knowledge;
- Competition – at the end of each day, there will be competitions between the devices created by each team;
- Community – MicroLab is a “meeting point” for people interested in embedded technologies, and participants will have the opportunity to join this community.
You will be able to get involved in the scientific research conducted at DMIB
Maintaining research excellence is one of the department’s priorities, the scientific research being oriented towards national and international projects and programs, including within the Center “Nanotechnologies and nanosensors”, led by prof., Dr. Oleg LUPAN, an internationally recognized scientist based on his scientific papers – Hirsch Index 42,over 350 publications in total, including 155 ISI listed, over 6500 international citations.
DMIB’s main scientific research focuses:
- Physics and the technique of semiconductor materials and development of devices based on them;
- Nanotechnologies and new multifunctional materials;
- Rapid photon processing technologies for semiconductor devices and sensors;
- Engineering of microelectronic systems and biomedical devices.
You will study in classrooms and specialized laboratories provided with high-performance equipment
Within the MIB department, modern classrooms with multimedia equipment and research laboratories are available:
- Nanotechnologies and Nanosensors Center;
- National Center for Materials Studies and Testing;
- National Center for Biomedical Engineering, 5 specialized laboratories of the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering.
The laboratories are equipped with spectrometers, electronic measuring equipment, optical microscopes, diffusion stoves, photolithography installations, vacuum deposition installations, electron microscope – TESCAN company, atomic force microscope – Surface Imaging Systems company, optical microscope – Mobic company, microprocessor systems, reconfigurable devices, etc.
- Rooms equipped with the necessary apparatus to reach the creative potential of students;
- Computer rooms connected to the Internet.
You will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities
University life includes, of course, other aspects – sports, amateur artistic activities, etc.
The university offers a wide range of extracurricular activities:
- The folk dance ensemble “Tinereţea” (“Youth”), founded in 1965, under the direction of Petru Furnică.
- UTM Marching Band was founded in 1975, under the direction of Vasile Simion.
- Sports circles – contribute to the development of sports: modern stadiums, training halls are built; athletes are trained by specialists in the field. UTM participates in all 18 sports events of the universities of the country, winning leading places.
You will study in the study block no.3, located in one of the most popular areas of the capital
Study block no.3 – seven-floor building located in Chișinău, Studenţilor Street 9/7, in one of the most vibrant and interesting areas in the capital, in the vicinity of:
- the student dormitories.
- the student cafeteria (currently the Didactic-Methodical and Production Center),
- the UTM Leisure and Sports Center,
- the Dendrological Park – Museum of Outdoor Technology, UTM.
Study block no.3: 9/7 Studenţilor street Student dorms: 7 Studenţilor street