Undergraduate Course: Microelectronics 2 (ELEE08020)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The objective of the course is to introduce the concepts underlying device operation and fabrication. Students will gain an appreciation of the basic semiconductor properties relevant to device operation and fabrication, and an understanding of the operation of the p-n junction diode and transistors, together with their properties, such as I-V characteristics.
Part 1: Semiconductor theory
Part 2: IC fabrication
Part 3: The pn junction diode
Part 4: Transistors
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate and work with a knowledge and understanding of the principles and terminology of semiconductor physics and semiconductor devices.
- Use prior knowledge of mathematical tools (algebraic manipulation, calculus) and fundamental electrical theory to derive and work with mathematical relationships to be used as models predicting the observed interrelations between important semiconductor parameters such as conductivity, carrier concentration, mobility and temperature. Also to use the same background and tools to understand and derive the mathematical relations describing the operating characteristics of semiconductor devices, including diodes, photodiodes, and transistors.
- Evaluate, integrate and analyse the knowledge and understanding gained from 1 and 2, to develop a broad qualitative understanding of some more complex semiconductor and device behaviours, and to be able describe them in physically accurate terms.
- Integrate knowledge of semiconductors and devices to understand and be able to describe qualitatively the technology and sequencing of processes required to fabricate semiconductor devices.
Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology
Simon Sze, Ming-Kwei Lee
3rd Edition, International Student Version
Electronic Devices and Circuits
Theodore F. Bogart, Jeffrey S. Beasley & Guillermo Rico
Prentice Hall (2003)
Imperial College Press (1997)
ISBN: 978-1-86094-020-0 / 978-1-86094-013-2
Principles of Analog Electronics
CRC Press (2014)
The Solid State
Oxford University Press (1992)
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Introduction to the Physics of Electrons in Solids
Brian K. Tanner
Cambridge University Press (1996)
ISBN: 0-521-23941-9 / 0-521-28358-2
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Delivered by Dr Les Haworth and Dr Philip Hands.
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Hands
Tel: (0131 6)50 7473
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687