- Code ENGN3334
- Unit Value 6 units
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Relate semiconductor material properties to the underlying physical concepts
- Analyse charge carrier dynamics in semiconductors by implementing the equations of state
- Relate the operation of semiconductor device building blocks (the diode and transistor) to the charge carrier action
- Generalise the operation of device building blocks to describe more complex semiconductor devices
- Work effectively within a team to investigate and communicate the physics and technology of a chosen semiconductor device
- Identify current developments and emerging trends in semiconductor technologies
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional
Computer Labs (30%)
Group project (20%)
Online Quizzes (10%)
Final Exam (40%)
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WorkloadPer 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
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.
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7954||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|