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Advanced Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

PN Junction at Equilibrium

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
PN Junction at Equilibrium12m
Step Junction14m
Linearly Graded Junction7m
Heterojunction11m
2 readings
Module Topics2m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #12h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

PN Junction Under Bias

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Avalanche Breakdown16m
Avalanche and Zener Breakdown13m
PN Junction Under Forward Bias10m
Ideal Diode Equation14m
Non-Ideal Behavior6m
Current in Heterojunction7m
2 readings
Module Topics2m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #22h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Metal-Semiconductor Contact

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 58 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Schottky Contact Under Bias8m
Schottky Barrier Lowering7m
Current in Schottky Contact13m
Ohmic Contact9m
Surface States and Fermi Level Pinning8m
2 readings
Module Topics2m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #32h
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Optoelectronic Devices

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Laser Diode13m
Photodetector15m
Solar Cell8m
2 readings
Module Topics2m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #42h

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