UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ELEC5508 Semiconductor Nanoelectronics

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit examines current and emerging semiconductor materials, devices and technologies for high-speed electronic and optoelectronic applications. It examines the major semiconductor families and reviews their material properties with reference to the requirements for electronic and optoelectronic devices. The device structures to be studied include heterojunction bipolar transistors and various field-effect transistor technologies.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the direct link between fundamental semiconductor materials properties and successful electronic and optoelectronic device technologies; (2) design and optimise both bipolar and field-effect transistors for high-speed applications; and (3) apply advanced modelling to predict semiconductor device performance for industry applications.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) progressive assessment via several technical assignments and in-class tests (30 per cent); and (2) a three-hour end-of-semester examination (70 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Lorenzo Faraone
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
Advisable prior study: ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices
Incompatibility: ELEC4342 Semiconductor Nanoelectronics, ELEC8324 Compound Semiconductor Devices
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/ELEC5508/SEM-1/2017

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