FYS9260 – Microsystems and Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Technologies

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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

Learning goals: The student should learn to:

  • Have basic knowledge of different production methods for electronics and microsystems.
  • Have knowledge of the most used materials and understand the importance of their properties.
  • Understand the driving trends.
  • Knowledge about important failure mechanisms in Electronics.
  • Have basic knowledge of the function and construction of clean rooms.


  • Failure mechanisms in electronics
  • Development trends for electronic packaging.
  • Basic manufacturing processes for electronics
  • Components
  • Printed wiring boards and printed circuit boards
  • Thermal management
  • High speed operation
  • Hybrid circuits and multichip modules
  • Microsystems technology
  • Silisium micromechanics
  • Multiproject productions technologies for microsystems


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.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Recommended previous knowledge

Overlapping courses

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The course extends over a full semester with 2 hours of lectures per week and a total of 20 hours of project and lab work. There will also be a few excursions. There will be one compulsory laboratory project work. This course is also given at master level. For PhD students there will be additional litterature: Documentation of SensoNor multiproject manufacturing services for microsystems, Documentation of Tronic’s multiproject manufacturing services for microsystems and slides on “Bulk Micromachining".

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.


1 compulsory laboratory project work with 20% weight. Final written exam (3 hours) with 80% weight.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every spring

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.


Every spring

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