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Semiconductor Theory and Applications ELEX 7140

Electrical and Computer Engineering Course

Course details

This course is an introduction to semiconductor and electronic devices. Crystal properties of semiconductor materials will be described. After a review of the Bohr model and quantum mechanics Schrodinger equation will be solved. Energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors will be described. Theory of forward-and reverse-biased p-n junction and transistor will be presented. Operation of field effect transistor will be explained. There will be experiments to relate theory to the electronic devices.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$697.89

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of ELEX 7140 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 73976

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Apr 13 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 73976
  • $697.89
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Apr 13 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 1205
Instructor

Muhammad Ahmed

Course outline

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Cost

$697.89

Important information
  1. Labs and tutorials to be scheduled outside of class hours on Saturdays, on a schedule to be determined on the first day of class. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have approval from the program head. Please contact Katie Howard at 604-432-8237 or khoward18@bcit.ca for more information, or to be placed on a wait-list if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.
Status

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course the student should be able to do the following:

  • Explain semiconductor crystal lattices and be able to build a model.
  • Describe model of an atom.
  • Describe quantum mechanics and Schrodinger wave equation.
  • Describe atomic structure, describe energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors.
  • Explain carrier concentrations and Fermi level.
  • Explain drift and diffusion carriers.
  • Describe theory of forward and reverse biased p-n junction and transistors.
  • Explain operation of a field-effect transistor.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

Semiconductor Theory and Applications (ELEX 7140) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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