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Graduate Certificates | ASIC Design and Verification

ASIC Design and Verification

Entrance Exam: Not Required
College of Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) Design and Verification (ADV) Technologies provides students with advanced academic credentials in the algorithmic, chip, circuit, system and antenna technologies that will underpin ADV Wireless systems. Advanced silicon chips, including ASIC, power the remarkable systems we rely on every day. They serve as the foundation for everything from smartphones to wearables and from smart medical devices to autonomous cars.

Engineers trained in state-of-the-art technologies and processes to effectively design—or verify a design of—intricate purpose-built silicon chips are vital across the industry. Our faculty provide hands-on instruction in the cutting-edge skills demanded by the industry. Our researchers pioneer the processes required to advance this technology.

The Graduate Certificate in ASIC Design and Verification prepares professionals to meet the requirements of a growing industry in search of talent equipped to meet the needs of tomorrow.

Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Students

NDS students seeking spring enrollment in an Engineering online program and/or course, please submit your NDS application (opens in new tab) no later than Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 to ensure your application materials are received on time. Submitting your application after January 10th, may result in not being admitted or enrolled in classes for the spring 2024 semester.


Students must meet ONE of the following requirements for admission into the ADV Graduate Certificate Program:

  • Have a BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Have a BS degree in the sciences or engineering from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Be a degree-seeking student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program in the sciences or engineering.

Plan of Study

The ADV GCP requires a total of 12 credit hours consisting of four graduate-level Electrical and Computer Engineering courses taken for a letter grade. To view a full list of Electrical and Computer Engineering certificate degrees and courses, please visit their department website.

Career Prospects

Advanced silicon chips like ASIC chips power smartphones, smart medical devices and autonomous cars, which is why specialization in ASIC technology is a perfect addition to an electrical engineering or computer engineering degree. Because NC State researchers pioneer efforts in ASIC technology advancement, the state-of-the-art, hands-on experience provided in the Graduate Certificate in ASIC Design and Verification elevates our graduates to the next level, giving them a competitive edge in the job market.

Additional Resources

For detailed information regarding engineering online programs and how to apply and enroll, please visit the Engineering Online website.