Constructions and teaching practices of integrated circuit design and application courses for IC engineering postgraduate programAuthor(s): Jianping Hu, Yeliang Geng, Haiyan Ni
This paper presents constructions and teaching practices of the integrated circuit (IC) design and application courses for IC Engineering Postgraduate Program at Ningbo University to meet strong demands for engineering designers of IC chips and electronic products. The course system of the IC Engineering Postgraduate Program is presented, which are constructed by referencing developing experiences of the Circuit & System Postgraduate Program at Ningbo University. The teaching content, teaching methods, and practice teaching modes are explored, which are developed by referencing advanced teaching experiences of the IC Design & Application Undergraduate Program. The teaching goals and contents of the core courses related on the IC designs and applications are presented, which include mainly Modern Circuit Theories, Advanced Algorithm Design and Optimization, Advanced Digital System Designs, Integrated Circuit Designs, Automatic Design of Digital IC, Mixed-Signal IC Designs, Special-Purpose Chip Design, Low Power IC Designs, Design Techniques of RF Circuits, Cadence High-Speed Circuit Board Design, and Advanced Embedded System Design courses. The constructions of the course system and teaching practice of the core courses for the IC Engineering Postgraduate Program have some value for other similar universities.