NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: MICROELECTRONICS DEVICES
COURSE CODE: SFE 4063
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR. MOHD AZMAN BIN HASHIM @ ISMAIL
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: The module develops an understanding several microelectronics devices from the silicon based until to the devices such as diode, BJT, FET, JFET and others. The characteristics and its application are also learned.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM2 / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

35

T

 

11

P

 

0

O

 

74

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this course are to:

  1. Introduce the semiconductors properties in N type and P type.
  2. Understand the PN junctions to produce diodes, transistor and several microelectronics devices.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1.     Summarize the operational understanding of type N and type P materials (C2)

2.     Describe and solve simple fundamental of semiconductor devices (C1, P1)

3.     Define, explain and design the functions of all microelectronic devices (C3, P2, A1, CTPS2)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop self-management, learning, communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, tutorials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course deals with the analysis and design of circuits containing electronics devices, such as diodes and transistor. These electronics  devices are fabricated using semiconductor materials. A brief discussion is focused on the properties and characteristics of semiconductors. The intent of this brief discussion is to become familiar with some of the semiconductor material terminology, and to gain an understanding of the mechanisms that generate currents in a semiconductor. The students will look at various diode circuit that demostrate hoe the nonlinear characteristics of the diode istself are used in switching and waveshapping applications. Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) is introduced that presents the dc analysis of MOS transistor circuits, and discussies basic applications of this transistor. Analyze and design fundamental MOS transistor circuits including amplifiers. Introducing bipolar transistor  presents the dc analysis of bipolar transistor cicuit and discusses basic applications of this transistor. The students also learn how semiconductor devices are modelled. It begins by providing a firm background in the relevant semiconductor physics. These ideas are then used to construct both circuit models and mathematical models for diodes, bipolar transistors and MOSFETs. It also describes the processes involved in fabricating silicon chips containing these devices.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Tutorial, Quizzes, Assignment and Group Work.
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·         Quiz/Tutorial

·    Assignments  (include one assignment based on Aqli-Naqli Integration)

·         Mid-Term Test

·    Class Dialogue/Presentation/Debate/ Forum

15%

15%

15%

15%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40% ·    Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Neamen, D. (2009). Microelectronic Circuit Analysis and Design. 4th edition, New Mexico: McGraw Hill
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.       Boylestad, R. And Nashelsky, L. (2008). Electronic Devices & Circuits Theory. 10th edition, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

2.       Alan Hastings, (2006). The Art of Analog Layout. 2nd edition, Pearson International Edititon