FYS9260 – Microsystems and Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Technologies

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.

Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 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
  • you 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

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

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. 

The students will immerse themselves in a chosen or proposed topic relevant to the course followed by a mandatory presentation.

Regulations for mandatory assignments can be found here


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: FYS4260 – 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

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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) July 16, 2020 4:12:33 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.

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