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Graduation assignment: Interface design to abstract hightech hardware details for Metrology Software


Computer science & software engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mathematics, Computer science & software engineering


Are you a Bachelor or Master graduate student with interest in puzzle solving and are you curious for high-tech hardware? Then this graduation project could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

This is a software project in the metrology measure side department of ASML. This department develops software subsystems that work hand in hand with high-tech optical sensors to accurately measure and model the physical variations and deviations of the silicon wafer at the nanometer level, in a matter of milliseconds. This measurement makes it possible to build and connect the millions of transistors inside modern microchips.

Job Description

You will investigate and make a proof of concept of an interface design approach to encapsulate physical properties of complex optical sensors. This includes and requires the application of separation of concerns, design principles, modern C++, mathematical optimizations such as integer programming, and 2D/3D concepts.

The interface design approach should support the independent evolution of metrology software subsystems. You should have built experience in software development in an industrial setting. The technical contribution of the assignment should be an extensible, tested, and well documented prototype or model that validates hardware encapsulation alternatives in the design and implementation of metrology measure side software.


You are a Bachelor or Master graduate student in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering or Industrial Mathematic. You have experience with C++, object oriented design and mathematical optimizations. In addition, you have affinity with puzzle solving and are curious for high-tech hardware. Willingness to cooperate and be part of a multidisciplinary team with strong drive for software quality is a must. The English language, both written and verbally, is required.

This is a Bachelor or Master graduation project for minimum 4 days a week with a duration of 4 till 6 months. The start date is as of September 2020.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

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What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?