Singapore University of Social Sciences

Semiconductor Devices (ENG325)

Applications Open: 01 October 2020

Applications Close: 15 December 2020

Next Available Intake: January 2021

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: \$1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & 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 January

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.