Electronic Materials and Devices

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electronic Materials and Devices

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Electronics Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ECEN 203

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course studies the materials and devices employed in the modern electronics industry. Topics covered include the band theory of solids in order to explain the electronic, magnetic and optical properties of relevant materials. The structure and operation of a range of semiconductor and other electronic devices are also discussed as well.

    The course will cover the following main topics:
    1. Introductory concepts in material science.
    2. Carrier transport phenomena
    3. Energy bands and electronic properties of semiconductors
    4. Selected semiconductor devices
    5. Dielectric properties of materials
    6. Magnetic properties of materials
    7. Optical properties of materials and photonic devices.
    8. Introduction to microfabrication

    Laboratory Projects 20%
    Assignments 10%
    Test 20%
    Final Examination 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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