Title of Course

Semiconductor Devices

Home Department for Course

Electrical Engineering

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Course Description

3 Class Hours, 0 Laboratory Hours, 3 Credit Hours Prerequisites: CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L, EE 1000
This course effectively applies the knowledge of chemistry and physics to understand the operating principles of various semiconductor devices. The course covers topics starting from the fundamental concepts of atomic and crystal structure, crystal growth, impurity doping and energy bands to the in-depth device operation and quantitative analysis of p-n junction diode, metal-semiconductor contacts and Schottky diode, BJTs and MOSFETs. Also fundamental operating principles of optoelectronic devices such as, LEDs and photodiodes are discussed. Simple device simulation components reinforces the understanding of various critical aspects of device operation. The course concludes with an experiment-based project on device characterization where students perform analysis on the experimentally acquired data to extract various important device parameters.

Major Assessments

Six Group Assignments

Four Individual Homework Assignments

Four Tests

One Group Project


Online (Asynchronous)

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