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EE6604 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices
This course is intended for beginning graduate students and practicing R&D engineers and
will cover the basic principles of operation of the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and the
metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET). The applications of the
MOSFET in semiconductor memory will be described. More recent developments in
heterojunction devices will also be presented. In addition, some new semiconductor devices
and future trends will also be introduced.

Learning Outcome includes:

1. To understand in detail the fundamental principles of operation and electrical characteristics
of BJTs and MOSFETs.
2. To understand the principles of operation and challenges of the newer semiconductor
devices and to be able to apply them to the design of different devices for different
This course is divided into three parts:

1. Bipolar transistor
Students will be introduced to the dc and ac theory of the bipolar transistor and advanced bipolar device structures.

2. Metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor
The long channel MOSFET theory will be covered first. The short channel effects in deep submicron MOSFETs will be described.

3. Compound Semiconductor Devices
Students will be taught the semiconductor laser and photodetectors based on IIIV compound semiconductors.
Who Should Attend
Participants intending to study this course should have taken undergraduate courses related to
semiconductor fundamentals and engineering mathematics.
Eligibility Criteria
At least 21 years of age
Have 2 years of full-time work experience, or have fully discharged full-time NS liability, or are currently employed on a full-time basis.
At least a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and knowledge in semiconductor fundamentals and engineering mathematics
Date(s): 12 Aug 2019 to 06 Dec 2019
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: LT28
Closing Date of Registration: 18 Nov 2018
Course Fee Payable:(Inclusive of GST) Refer to the course fee table

E2I No
Academic Units (AU)
Number of AU: 3
Online Registration
Method of Payment
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  2. Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at One-Stop@SAC (NTU Main Campus)
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