KLA-Tencor Certificate in Systems Engineering
Integrative Systems + Design's Partnership with KLA-Tencor
Integrative Systems + Design's (ISD) systems engineering certificate program, part of the University of Michigan (U-M), has existed for nearly 10 years, providing KLA-Tencor engineers with technical leadership, depth in their own engineering discipline, breadth across engineering disciplines, knowledge of basic management issues, and the ability to influence and direct product development at a systems level.
The certificate program is designed to introduce students to a broad array of systems engineering topics with a specific emphasis on KLA-Tencor's work in optics and computer science.
In recent years, ISD has moved to the forefront of systems engineering education. We have identified a need nationally for training in systems thinking for engineers who are well-versed in a specific discipline (mechanical engineering, for example) but are preparing for more complex, diverse work with large-scale systems, often involving many team members and stakeholders.
ISD's instructional team consists of faculty and professors of practice who incorporate the latest research, advanced concepts, and knowledge from real-world engineering practice into a multidisciplinary program that closes the gap between the fields of design and systems engineering.
- Broaden the perspective of engineers by teaching a top-down interdisciplinary engineering approach for the development, design, and manufacturing of complex systems, and balancing the trade-offs required to successfully build these systems.
- Strengthen the technical competence and depth of professionals by teaching advanced skills in their engineering disciplines, and by infilling courses in engineering outside of their primary engineering areas.
Course of Study
To obtain the certificate, complete the required courses and at least one course from three of the four technical fields below, with a grade of 3.0/4.0 or better.
- ISD 520 - Introduction to Systems Engineering
- MFG 599 - Advanced Design for Manufacturability (typically offered in fall)
- ISD 599C - Development and Verification of System Design Requirements
- IOE 461 - Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis (typically offered in fall)
- MFG 599B - Designing in Quality: Design for Six Sigma (typically offered in winter)
- EECS 434 - Principles of Photonics (typically offered in fall)
- EECS 414 - Introduction to MEMs (typically offered in fall)
- MECHENG 587 - Global Manufacturing (typically offered in fall)
- ISD 599A - Software Systems Engineering (typically offered in winter)
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or a related field
- Completion of prerequisite courses (or equivalent) prior to enrolling in a course
- The equivalent of two years of experience in the semiconductor industry (for degree only)
- KLA-Tencor students must be enrolled through U-M as non-candidate-for-degree (NCFD) students
NCFD Admissions Process + TimelineAll KLA-Tencor certificate students apply as NCFD students. NCFD applications must be complete at least two weeks before the semester begins.
Required components include:
- Online application*
- Application fee
- Official transcripts (these should be requested as soon as possible so they arrive in time to be processed)
Transcripts can be sent to:Graduate Professional ProgramsCollege of Engineering2214 SI-North1075 Beal AvenueAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2112For more information on the NCFD admissions process and on admission into a formal degree-seeking program, please go here.
*Note: NCFD applicants do not need to include other application documents, such as letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, etc.
Certificate Time Limit
A minimum set of courses must be completed within five years of the start date to be eligible for the certificate. Credits may be applied toward a graduate degree for five years after earning the credits.