MICRO-332(a) / 5 credits

Teacher(s): Brugger Jürgen, Gijs Martinus, Sayah Abdeljalil, Bellouard Yves, Subramanian Vivek

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


The goal of this DLL is to introduce students to both the practical aspects of micro-fabrication of a fully functional device.



photoresist, photolithography, wet etching, sheet resistance, under-etching, mask alignment, sensor packaging, microassembly, system level integration and testing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Conduct experiments on photolitography and etching
  • Interpret experimental results
  • Apply the guidelines related to the work in a cleanroom environment
  • Conduct Assembly experiments
  • Interpret obtained measurement data

Transversal skills

  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Keep appropriate documentation for group meetings.

Teaching methods

  • Combination of lectures, prerecorded videos, demonstration and lab sessions.

Expected student activities

Micro 332(a): (Fall)

  1. Introduction to the clean room (1 session): Clean room environment, security aspects, process flow chart.
  2. Basic micro-electronic and microsystem procedures (2 sessions)
  3. Photolithography step with alignment, and wet or dry etching step. (in Lausanne campus)
  4. Electrical characterization
  5. Report and summary preparation for knowledge transfer to the 2nd part of the course

Micro 332(b): (Spring)

  1. Design of a 3D package for a wearable sensor
  2. Assembly of the sensor electronics on the board (in Neuchâtel campus)
  3. Overall integration and functionality testing
  4. Modelling
  5. Report preparation

Assessment methods

Final grade is the ECTS weighted average (2 and 3) of both grades for Micro 332(a) and the Micro 332(b), respectively. Assessment method is based on the reports.


Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No
Others Moodle

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Manufacturing DLLs
  • Practical work: 5 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 5 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 5 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 5 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week


Wednesday, 15h - 16h: Exercise, TP

Wednesday, 16h - 17h: Exercise, TP

Wednesday, 17h - 18h: Exercise, TP

Wednesday, 18h - 19h: Exercise, TP

Monday, 8h - 9h: Exercise, TP

Monday, 9h - 10h: Exercise, TP

Monday, 10h - 11h: Exercise, TP

Monday, 11h - 12h: Exercise, TP