Electrical and Mechanical Materials

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electrical and Mechanical Materials

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to develop an understanding of electrical and mechanical materials. Topics include: models of electrical conduction - development of band theory in metals, semi-conductors and insulators. Semi-conductors - importance of impurities. Operation of the p-n junction with reference to materials parameters. Utilisation of the band structure of a semi-conductor to produce novel devices. An introduction to engineering materials and the relations of mechanical, electrical and chemical properties to the structure.

    36 lectures, 6 tutorials.

    DP requirements: Write 6 out of 10 class tests
    Assessment: Class tests, June examination 3 hours.

    Course Entry Requirements: PHY1010W.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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