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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Semiconductor Physics by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5630, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. This course introduces basic concepts of quantum theory of solids and presents the theory describing the carrier behaviors in semiconductors. The course balances fundamental physics with application to semiconductors and other electronic devices. At the end of this course learners will be able to: 1. Understand the energy band structures and their significance in electric properties of solids 2. Analyze the carrier statistics in semiconductors 3. Analyze the carrier dynamics and the resulting conduction properties of semiconductors...

Top reviews

Apr 19, 2020

The is Grate course.\n\nThe lattice part at the beginning is not all that well connected to what follows. I would enter the band structure without lattice discussion.

May 22, 2020

Very informative course and nice approach to solve problems. Well tailored course suited to under graduate engineering students

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By Jie S

May 20, 2019

Well organized courses. Recommend to take.

By C V M R

Jun 28, 2020

Very useful course for graduates


Jun 12, 2020

Very nice lecture. Thank you

By Ibiyemi O J

Dec 2, 2018

Very Interesting course.

By Yashika A

Jun 19, 2021

Well-structured course


May 21, 2020

Well prepared course.

By Chandu K

Jun 19, 2020

Very good course

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By Hiba U U

Aug 26, 2020

The course was very effective. But needed to work out a lot on assignment problems. And some problems required extra knowledge then what is explained. Especially some equations for problems in week 1 and 4, are not there in the video and required to learn additionally from external sources to solve those problems. May be lack of my prior knowledge. Overall it was good.

By Francisco Z

May 19, 2021

It is a really good course about semiconductors physics. The hall effect topic was actually really helpful for my PhD studies. The downside is that is really difficult to contact with the tutor to ask questions (specially in the quiz).

By Javier T

Jul 16, 2020





















ll-structured. But difficulties may appear if differential equations are not mastered, specially in Week 4.

By Prakriti M

Jul 25, 2020

The course structure is good. But the exercises are quite hard and no lectures are based on solving such problems.

By Raghavendra k

Jul 5, 2020

It was a tough course. Especially the 4 th quiz , typing equations with symbols was very confusing.

By Guru A A U

Jun 4, 2020

you get an in-depth understanding of lattice structures how bandgaps exist in semiconductors.

By Praveen K

May 31, 2020

not explained in detail as expected but however the assignment and quiz was harder and best

By Yash S

Jun 25, 2020

Nice but should be more detailed

By Jason F D

Jun 17, 2021

The lectures (videos) were great, but the assignments required information NOT presented in lecture. There were also multiple cases where the assignment questions required assumptions not stated in the problem to solve properly. To improve the course, it would be good to go back through the assignments and evaluate whether or not the learner is setup for success from this course on its own.

By Vivek K

Sep 1, 2020

The problems can be very challenging and once you get stuck in one of them, you feel terrible. Also, once you get hold of and master all of them you feel elated. Have experienced both ends of the spectrum, so yeah! If you are looking for an introduction to the course, or you're just trying to learn it lightly, this is not the course for you. Good luck !

By William H

Sep 13, 2021

A lot of the material covered in the peer reviewed assignments were not covered in the lectures. This required me to read through various semiconductor physics textbooks to get an idea on how to do these problems. The lectures seemed lackluster.

By Turner J W

Jul 19, 2021

F​elt haphazard compared to my previous courses in this. Also, issues with rounding errors in HW made them very difficult. Decent intro however.