Electronic Materials and Devices
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
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%
Final Examination 50%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
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.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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