• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Fiona Beck
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENGN3334
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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This course provides a foundation in semiconductors: from the physics and fabrication technologies to the workings of semiconductor devices and the applications that they enable. We will uncover the physical concepts behind semiconductor material properties; investigate the basic building blocks of semiconductor devices; and generalise this to describe more complex semiconductor device applications. Finally, we take a look at the current developments and emerging trends in semiconductor technologies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Relate semiconductor material properties to the underlying physical concepts and engage in independent investigation to describe trends
  2. Analyse charge carrier dynamics in semiconductors by implementing the equations of state
  3. Relate the operation of semiconductor device building blocks (the diode and transistor) to the charge carrier action.
  4. Generalise the operation of device building blocks to describe more complex semiconductor devices.
  5. Describe basic semiconductor fabrication technologies
  6. Work effectively and proactively within a team to investigate and communicate the physics and technology of a chosen semiconductor device.
  7. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends in semiconductor technologies

Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Computer Labs (Assignments A1 & A2) (30%)
  2. Group project (20%)
  3. Online Quizzes (10%)
  4. Final Exam (40%)

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Workload

Per week: 1 lecture (1hr), 1 whole-class tutorial (1hr), 1 computer lab (1.5r) + approx 4 hrs of independent study including quiz completion

Requisite and Incompatibility

You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed ENGN3334 or PHYS3053 or PHYS6504.

Prescribed Texts

  • S.M. Sze, Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology 3e, Wiley, 2006.

Assumed Knowledge

Calculus and physics of the scope of the first-year educational program in engineering at ANU

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
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
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
7984 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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