# Singapore University of Social Sciences

## Semiconductor Devices (ENG325)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: \$1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology

### Synopsis

This course covers the principles of operation of various semiconductor electronic and photonic devices, and their fabrication and applications. Topics include the fundamental physical principles of semiconductor/metal contacts/junctions, the use of mathematical models to describe the physical behaviour of BJTs, MOSFETs and junction FETs, and the operation and construction of optoelectronic devices (LEDs and solar cells).

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN

### Topics

• P-N junction in equilibrium, P-N junction under forward bias
• P-N junction under reverse bias, Capacitance in P-N junctions
• Reverse breakdown in P-N junctions, Metal-semiconductor contacts
• Light emitting diodes & photovoltaic devices
• Bipolar junction devices
• Junction field effect transistors [JFET] & metal-oxide-semiconductor FET [MOSFET]

### Learning Outcome

• Discuss the fundamentals of semiconductor devices such as pn junction, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, light emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices.
• Illustrate the breakdown mechanism in pn junctions and the characteristics of the different metal semiconductor contacts.
• Apply suitable mathematical model to study the performance of semiconductor devices.
• Appraise the circuit parameters for the transistor’s different operational modes.
• Assess the impact of change in bias voltage, temperature, size and other parameters on the functioning of semiconductor devices.
• Calculate bias voltage, mole fraction, size, current flow, voltage, resistance and other parameters associated with semiconductor devices.