Frequently Asked Questions: Program
How different is this UC Berkeley Extension online program as
compared to the ones offered by other prestigious institutions
in the world?
In 2008, UC Berkeley Extension is breaking new ground with our
new engineering Professional Sequence in Integrated Circuit
Design and Techniques. One of the key reasons is we realize the
significant trend in this field and especially the continued
strength of China’s leading role in the arena of semiconductor,
analog, digital, and mixed-signal IC design. Not only is this
program completely online, but engineers can choose a soundtrack
that is in either English or Mandarin. This innovative format
extends a valuable professional development opportunity to
engineers in the U.S. as well as in places such as China,
Taiwan, and Singapore, where there is a high level of chip
Why sets the UC Berkeley Extension’s Online Integrated
Circuit Design and Techniques Professional Sequence apart from
Our program offers thorough, accelerated preparation for you
to begin or upgrade your career in the semiconductor industry.
We offer a fully online program, in interactive and dynamic
formats, that provide you with a myriad of innovative design
tips and convenient conceptual understanding at your fingertips.
Our UC Berkeley-approved instructors in the professional series
have PhDs and demonstrated sophisticated teaching ability and
subject matter expertise.
Are there special admission requirements?
Although there is no prerequisite or special admission
requirement for register our program, you must possess at least
limited English skills. However, some courses may suggest a
specific prerequisite, depending on its scope of study and level