FYS4260 – Microsystems and Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Technologies

Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

Design, production and properties of different components used in electronic products. Component encapsulating. Circuit boards and other component carriers. Production processes for electronics. Soldering, bonding and gluing. Hole mounting and surface mounting. Thick/thin film hybrid technique, polymer thick film technology, "Chip-on-board", TAB, automation, flexible robots. Reliability.

Learning outcome

After completing the course:

  • you have knowledge of important factors that affect the reliability of electronics and sensor systems, and can use this knowledge to design solutions suitable for a given application
  • you are familiar with the work process (from user requirements, via specification, design of the production basis, PCB production and assembly of components, to test and verification of finished cards) when designing electronics
  • you are familiar with how common circuit board technologies and electronics components are built
  • you can make simple predictions about, among other things, thermomechanical stress, heat fluxes / cooling requirements and failure rates of fault mechanisms
  • are familiar with central processes for creating MEMS sensor and actuator elements in silicon, and know the challenges of packing such elements into components that can be used together but other electronics.

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

FYS1210 – Elementary Electronics with Project Work

Overlapping courses


The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, the Department of Physics has to be informed no later than the same day (studieinfo@fys.uio.no), or else you will lose your place in the course.

The course extends over a full semester with 30 hours hours of lectures (2 hours per week) and about 60 hours mandatory projectwork. A mandatory report from the project work which counts for 20% of the final grade has to be handed in. There will be a joint summary where all the students present their results and learningoutcomes. In addition voluntary exercises with soultions will be offered. 

Regulations for mandatory assignments can be found here

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


The project assignment is weighted 20% of the final grade. To qualify for the final examination, the project assignment must be passed.

Final written or oral exam (3 hours) with 80% weight. The form of the final exam will be decided based on the number of students admitted to the course after 1 February.

To pass the course you have to pass the project assignment and the final exam.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS9260 – Microsystems and Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Technologies

Examination support material

Approved calculator

Necessary fomulas and data will be given on the exam.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in Norwegian. If the course is taught in English, the examination text will only be given in English. You may answer in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 26, 2020 10:12:08 PM

Facts about this course


If the course is offered, a minimum of four students is required for ordinary lectures to take place. If less than four students participate, an exam will be given, but one should not expect ordinary teaching.

Teaching language