• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Fiona Beck
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENGN6334
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course introduces semiconductor physics, devices and technology. Physics topics comprise basic semiconductor physics, diodes, solar cells and transistors. Technology topics comprise oxidisation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography, film deposition, electrical interconnection, characterisation, packaging and process integration.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand basic semiconductor physics
  2. Understand how diodes, solar cells and transistors work
  3. Understand basic semiconductor technology
  4. Be able to relate technology to the physics of semiconductor devices
  5. Have understanding of the context and use of semiconductor devices.
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional 

Indicative Assessment

Laboratories (6%); Seminar (12%); Quiz (20%); Tutes (8%); Final Exam (54%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2218. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed PHYS6504.

Prescribed Texts

The textbook is a choice of Introduction to Microelectronic Fabrication by Richard C. Jaeger, Vol V, Modular Series on Solid State Devices (Neudeck & Pierret eds), 2nd Edition, 2002 or S.M. Sze, Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology 3e, Wiley, 2006.

If you intend to undertake future semiconductor courses then the latter text is recommended.

Each student is expected to acquire the reading brick from the Office. Extensive notes on semiconductor physics & devices are provided in the reading brick. The library has many books covering semiconductor physics and technology.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8081 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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