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Undergraduate Course: Microelectronics with Design and Manufacturing 3 (ELEE09034)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe objective of the course is twofold:

- To provide students with an in-depth understanding of electronic device operation as well as the fabrication techniques used in their manufacture;

- To introduce students to the design and manufacture of electronic products and the importance of quality control and design for 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 electronics industry relevant materials relating to product design and manufacture as well as the important developments that are driving future technologies.
Course description 44 hours of lectures, 22 additional hours of engagement (including tutorials, examples classes and a software based laboratory exercise.

Lectures will look at: (A) Semiconductor theory; (B) Field Effect Devices; (C) Junction Devices; (D) Microfabrication and Process Integration; (E) Electronic Product Design and Manufacture (F) Link between Design and Manufacture (G) Statistical Process Control (H) Design and Analysis of Experiments .

Laboratory exercises will introduce the student to Process and Device Simulation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016) AND Microelectronics 2 (ELEE08020)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesPrior knowledge of basic semiconductor theory and operation principles of semiconductor devices is required and recommended. Basic knowledge of introductory statistics.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 42, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 130 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 90 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam: 90%
Coursework: 10%
Feedback Tutorials
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the key electronic building blocks such as pn junctions and MOS structures, and there use in advanced bipolar and CMOS device architectures that make possible modern nanoscale integrated circuits;
  2. 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;
  3. Envisage novel technologies and contribute to the ongoing roadmapping that will secure the future of the global microelectronics industry as well as the concept of quality in the design and manufacture of products;
  4. Appreciate the detrimental effect of defects created in the manufacturing process, and be familiar with and be able to implement quantitative methods of measuring and minimizing these defects;
  5. Understand fundamentals of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of Experiments (DoE).
Reading List
- Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology, 3rd Ed, Simon Sze, Ming-Kwei Lee (Wiley)
- Introduction to Microfabrication, 2nd Ed, Sami Franssila (Wiley)
- Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Ed., Charles Kittel (Wiley)
- Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Sixth Edition, by William M. Mendenhall
- Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, D C Montgomery (John Wiley) `
- Design and Analysis of Experiments, D C Montgomery (John Wiley)
- Statistical Process Control and Quality Improvement, G M Smith (Prentice-Hall)
- Statistical Quality Control, Grant & Levenworth (McGraw-Hill)
- Quality Donna, C S Summers (Prentice-Hall)
- Statistical Methods for Quality, I Miller & M Miller (Prentice-Hall)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsSemiconductor devices,MOS transistor,IC fabrication,Product Design,Experimental Analysis
Course organiserDr Jonathan Terry
Tel: (0131 6)50 5607
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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