Singapore University of Social Sciences

Semiconductor Devices

Semiconductor Devices (ENG325)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

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


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


  • 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.
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