2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Assured and Trusted Digital Microelectronics Minor

Program Description

This minor is open to all majors, but an especially good fit for students working on a degree in one of the engineering or science areas.   

Assured and trusted systems

  • Ensure devices have verified function with no undesirable functions
  • Are protected so the devices can prevent unauthorized design disclosures (anti-tamper technologies)
  • Provide confidence there is no malicious content
  • Are “guaranteed” to properly enforce applied security mechanisms and policies  
  • Control access and encryption

Learning Outcomes

In this program you will:

  • Learn fundamentals of designing and developing assured and trusted digital microelectronic devices
  • Learn fundamentals of how to assess the assuredness and trustworthiness of digital microelectronic devices
  • Apply these fundamentals through practical application and to industry standards for Electronic Design Automation
  • Learn the fundamentals of risk management as it applies to designing, developing and assessing assured and trusted digital microelectronic devices

You'll first learn basic digital logic and elementary circuits. then progress to complex circuits. Throughout the program, students will apply risk management fundamentals in designing, developing, and assessing microelectronic devices based on realistic constraints (e.g. economic, environmental, social, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, security, etc.). 

To graduate with this minor, complete 16 hours listed below with an average GPA of 2.0 for all minor courses.

BSEE students must complete 8 semester hours of EE-prefixed 4000-level courses as technical electives.

Admission Requirements

The Assured and Trusted Digital Microelectronics Minor is open to all students.

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