Undergraduate Course: Microelectronics 2 (ELEE08020)
Course Outline
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 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
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 pn junction diode and transistors, together with their properties, such as IV characteristics. 
Course description 
Part 1: Semiconductor theory
Part 2: IC fabrication
Part 3: The pn junction diode
Part 4: Transistors

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Prerequisites 

Corequisites  
Prohibited Combinations  
Other requirements  None 
Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: 180 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Course Start Date 
19/09/2022 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
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
65 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
80 %,
Coursework
20 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
20% Coursework, 80% Exam
The School has a 40% Rule for 1st and 2nd year courses, i.e. you must achieve a minimum of 40% in coursework and 40% in written exam components, as well as an overall mark of 40% to pass a course. If you fail a course you will be required to resit it. You are only required to resit components which have been failed. 
Feedback 
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Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S1 (December)   1:30   Resit Exam Diet (August)   1:30  
Learning Outcomes
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.

Reading List
Rcommended:
Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology
Simon Sze, MingKwei Lee
3rd Edition, International Student Version
Wiley (2013)
ISBN: 9780470873670
Background:
Electronic Devices and Circuits
Theodore F. Bogart, Jeffrey S. Beasley & Guillermo Rico
6th Edition
Prentice Hall (2003)
ISBN: 9780131111424
Microelectronic Devices
Keith Leaver
2nd Edition
Imperial College Press (1997)
ISBN: 9781860940200 / 9781860940132
Principles of Analog Electronics
Giovanni Saggio
1st Edition
CRC Press (2014)
ISBN: 9781466582019
The Solid State
H.M. Rosenberg
3rd Edition
Oxford University Press (1992)
ISBN: 0198518706
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Charles Kittel
8th Edition
Wiley (2005)
ISBN: 047141526X
Introduction to the Physics of Electrons in Solids
Brian K. Tanner
Cambridge University Press (1996)
ISBN: 0521239419 / 0521283582 
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Additional Class Delivery Information 
Delivered by Dr Les Haworth and Dr Philip Hands. 
Keywords  Semiconductor,devices,fabrication,transistors 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Philip Hands
Tel: (0131 6)50 7473
Email: Philip.Hands@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Ms Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: vbrunori@ed.ac.uk 

