Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing (STeM) Graduate Certificate

Use your tech talents to shape the future of tech production in the U.S.

As our reliance on technology has increased, so has the global demand for semiconductors. The new USF Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing (STeM) Graduate Certificate can position you for success in a fast-growing field by equipping you with the industry skills required to excel in:

  • Semiconductor material and device physics
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing/fabrication processes
  • Ability to design semiconductor-based devices/circuits/systems

Median annual earnings for those in the semiconductor manufacturing industry are projected at over $100,000 per year. The STeM Graduate Certificate offers you the chance to get your foot in the door during a period when the recent sharp increase in demand for qualified professionals is expected to continue to grow.

Is this online certificate program right for you?

The STeM Graduate Certificate is ideal for students and engineering professionals with advanced engineering, math and science skills who are ready to make their mark in an advanced tech field. This includes those who hold the following technical undergraduate degrees:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Individuals with professional experience and job titles such as test engineers and process engineers may also be a good fit if they possess physics knowledge.

Want another opportunity to enhance your STeM Graduate Certificate?

We’re partnering with USF’s Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education to offer an additional in-demand industry workshop that will help you advance in your career. You’ll have the option to choose one of three certificates designed to prepare you for critical skills employers often find missing from applicants:

Participants receive a digital badge after successful completion of the 4-week self-paced workshop. These digital credentials are highly visual and optimized for sharing on social media channels and professional networks.

Program Format

The program’s flexible scheduling makes it easy to fit into your busy life.

  • 15 credits
  • Fully online
  • Asynchronous format: students interact with their course material each week anytime they choose*
  • Full-time and part-time course options

*Some exams may be delivered live online

Priority admission to USF’s MS in Electrical Engineering Program

Students who complete the STeM Graduate Certificate with a minimum GPA receive priority admissions to USF's face-to-face electrical engineering master’s degree program


Cost of this 15-credit-hour certificate program is $620 per credit hour, a total of $9,300.

Please note: This is a self-supporting program. With the exception of the Department of Children and Family (DCF) waivers, all other waivers (including State of Florida and USF employee) are not accepted for Self-Funded/Self-Supporting or Market Rate Tuition program courses. 

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