Master the Fundamentals of Semiconductors. Analyze the fundamentals of semiconductors and evaluate the performance of electronic devices.
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
Applied Learning Project
While mastering the fundamental physics of semiconductors and their role in modern technology, you will engage in homework problem sets that challenge you to apply operating principles in derivations and calculations. In addition, you will engage in complex analysis and derivation tasks in consultation with peers to synthesize your theoretical knowledge.