Fundamental semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor materials and devices with an in-depth coverage of p-n and Schottky diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and metal-oxide-semiconductor and junction field effect transistors. A C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses.
The electrical engineer, computer engineer, materials scientist, or physicist who works in the electronics area must have a basic knowledge of semiconductor devices and materials.
2204 or MSE 3204 or PHYS 3455
Changes in the required curriculum for the B.S.E.E. and B.S.Cp.E. degree programs as well as a need to expand the student population to include students from Materials Science and Engineering and Physics so that they may take the course as part of the Microelectronics minor, the prerequisites have been altered from ECE 3204 to any one of the following courses: ECE 2204 or MSE 3204 or PHYS 3455. Each of these courses cover an introduction to semiconductor materials.
Percentage of Course
|Crystal structures, Band Diagrams, & Quantum Mechanics||15%|
|Carrier Concentration and Fermi Level||10%|
|Recombination and Generation of Carriers||5%|
|p-n Diodes, Schottky Diodes, and Ohmic Contacts||20%|
|Bipolar Junction Transistors||15%|
|Field Effect Capacitors||10%|
|JFET and CMOS Transistors||5%|