Short Title:Semiconductor Devices
Full Title:Semiconductor Devices
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SEMT H4001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Description:This subject aims to develop the students knowledge of cleanroom fabrication techniques and how to manufacture semiconductor devices. The student will also understand the structure and operation of devices such as a MOSFET and CMOS inverter, and be able to explain how device structure can affect device performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the construction, fabrication and operation of semiconductor devices.
LO2 Examine the characteristics of the PN junction
LO3 Calculate semiconductor device electrical characteristics given the device structure.
LO4 Make scientific measurements in the laboratory using industry standard test and measurement equipment.
LO5 Gather, Analyse and evaluate experimental data and write reports related to laboratory work
LO6 Evaluate hazards in a laboratory, prescribe the requirements in the laboratory setup to produce a safe working environment and propose processes of work that reduce the risk of hazard
LO7 Evaluate the impact the technology has on the environment and demonstrate how best practice can minimise environmental impacts.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Clean room safety assignment. 5,6,7 4.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Mid-term test 1,6 8.00 Week 6
Laboratory Semiconductor device fabrication. Wafer cleaning, oxidation, diffusion, sputtering, etching, photolithography. 5,6,7 18.00 Week 8
Laboratory Device testing and analysis. 1,3,4,5 10.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Outside of class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee 2006, Solid state electronic devices, Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 9780131497269]
  • Sami Franssila 2006, Introduction to microfabrication, Ed. 2 Ed., Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9780470851067]
Recommended Book Resources
  • May G. S. & Spanos C.J 2006, Fundamental of Semiconductor Manufacturing and Process Control, 1st ed Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 987-0471784067]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Moodle course notes: Complete set of Course notes available on the Moodle Platform
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 7 Elective
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 1 Elective