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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

2 hours to complete

Quantum Theory Of Semiconductors

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 76 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Course Introduction2m
Crystal Structures13m
Defects in Crystals7m
Crystal Growth10m
Formation of Energy Bands9m
Energy Band Structure10m
Semiconductor15m
2 readings
Module Topics1m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Carrier Statistics

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 71 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Carrier Statistics15m
Intrinsic Semiconductors12m
Extrinsic Semiconductors 111m
Extrinsic Semiconductors 215m
2 readings
Module Topics1m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework 21h
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Currents in Semiconductor

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Drift Current13m
Diffusion Current12m
Hall Effect9m
2 readings
Module Topics10m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #31h 30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Carrier Dynamics

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 90 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Radiative Transition Rate13m
Non-Radiative Transitions 111m
Non-Radiative Transitions 215m
Continuity Equation14m
Quasi-Fermi Level8m
Heterogeneous Materials14m
2 readings
Module Topics10m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #41h

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About the Semiconductor Devices Specialization

The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5630-5632, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. This Semiconductor Devices specialization is designed to be a deep dive into the fundamentals of the electronic devices that form the backbone of our current integrated circuits technology. You will gain valuable experience in semiconductor physics, pn junctions, metal-semiconductor contacts, bipolar junction transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices, and MOS field effect transistors. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Learn fundamental mechanisms of electrical conduction in semiconductors *Understand operating principles of basic electronic devices including pn junction, metal-semiconductor contact, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors *Analyze and evaluate the performance of basic electronic devices *Prepare for further analysis of electronic and photonic devices based on semiconductors...
Semiconductor Devices

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