Electronic Circuits Graduate Program

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



The Electronic Circuits Graduate Program offers a comprehensive program on the design of state-of-the-art electronic circuits. Analog, mixed-signal, radio-frequency and digital circuit design are addressed in a series of courses focusing on issues and trade-offs involved in widely used systems. The program builds up on an undergraduate-level understanding of semiconductor device physics and basic circuit theory. In addition, it offers a variety of semiconductor physics and fabrication elective courses to instill an in-depth understanding of all processes involved in bringing a state-of-the-art integrated circuit into life.

You Will Learn

  • A deep understanding of modern circuit design
  • The design of wideband and low-noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, power amplifiers, data converters, and filters in continuous and discrete time, as well as digital circuit blocks using advanced design CAD and EDA tools
  • A perspective that synergistically couples depth in analysis with intuition in design
  • The latest design methodologies using real-world design problems, such as wideband amplification and A/D conversion
  • The use of modern CMOS and BJT (HBT) technologies

Who Should Apply

  • Circuit design practitioners interested in enhancing their skills in the art of analog, RF and digital design
  • Device, application and system engineers interested in re-focusing their careers toward circuit design
  • Researchers in the natural sciences, interested in understanding the fundamentals and limitations encountered in electronic systems

Earning the Certificate

  • Earn a Stanford Graduate Certificate in Electronic Circuits
  • Begin the program any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • At least 2 courses taken must be at the 300 level
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course
  • Note: EE310 is an optional recommended seminar, the credit will not count towards the program.


  • Basic familiarity with the operation of PN junctions, MOSFETs and BJTs.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of Kirchhoff's laws, small-signal approximation, frequency response, Laplace transforms, Bode plots, and feedback basics.
  • College level Math and Physics.
  • A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.


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Tuition is based on the number of units you take. See Graduate Course Tuition on our Tuition & Fees page for more information.

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete


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Faculty Sponsor

Boris Murmann, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Integrated Circuits Laboratory