Undergraduate Course: Microelectronics 3 (ELEE09021)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The objective of the course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of semiconductor device operation as well as the fabrication techniques used in their manufacture. The course will cover the basics of semiconductor physics, the important building blocks of the p-n junction and MOS capacitor, and the operation and fabrication of MOS and bipolar transistors. Students will also be introduced to the structure of the electronics industry and important developments that are driving future technologies
20 lectures, 8 examples classes, 4 tutorials and 6-hour laboratory.
Lectures will look at: (A) Semiconductor theory; (B) Field Effect Devices; (C) Junction Devices; (D) Microfabrication and Process Integration; and (E) Future Trends in the Electronics Industry. Laboratory exercises will introduce the student to Process and Device Simulation.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Prior knowledge of basic semiconductor theory and operation principles of semiconductor devices is required and recommended.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||85% exam - 120 minute written examination
15% course work - computer simulation exercise
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use their knowledge of the theory of semiconductor physics to describe and demonstrate the principles of semiconductor building blocks such as pn junction and MOS structures.
- Derive the mathematical relationships that determine the operational characteristics of advanced bipolar and CMOS device architectures that make possible modern nanoscale integrated circuits;
- Use their understanding of the processing steps used in semiconductor microfabrication to produce integrated manufacturing procedures that will enable the production of advanced microelectronic products.
- Envisage novel technologies and contribute to the ongoing roadmapping that will secure the future of the global microelectronics industry.
|READING LIST - RECOMMENDED|
Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology
Simon Sze, Ming-Kwei Lee
3rd Edition, International Student Version
READING LIST - BACKGROUND
Introduction to Microfabrication
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Imperial College Press (1997)
ISBN: 978-1-86094-020-0 / 978-1-86094-013-2
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Semiconductor devices,MOS transistor,IC fabrication
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Terry
|Course secretary||Mrs Laura Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5053