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Utilize animations to help visualize the working principles of many semiconductor devices.

Professional Certificate in
Principle of Semiconductor Devices

What you will learn

  • Describe the operational principles of some common electronic devices including PN Junction Diode, Schottky Diode, Photo Diodes, Solar Cells, LED and Bipolar Junction Transistor, Charge Coupled Devices, Active Pixel Image Sensor and MOSFETs
  • Design a device to meet some performance specifications.
  • Explain how the reduction of transistor dimensions and device scaling drive the technology development.
  • Communicate in the language of semiconductor and nano-CMOS technology.
  • See the future trend of semiconductor technology.

The Professional Certificate Program covers the operating principles of semiconductor devices for integrated circuits including semiconductor materials, solid-state physics, PN junction, photodiodes, solar cells, Bipolar Junction Transistors, MOS Capacitor, Charge Coupled Devices, CMOS image sensors, MOSFETs, and Advanced Field Effect Transistors such as FinFET, Gate-All-Around FET, and 2D MOSFETs.

The program starts with the basic energy band diagrams and explains the operating principle of each device in detail. It also explains the approaches to adjust the devices’ performance and design a device with desirable specifications. Finally, the device equivalent circuit model will be introduced to connect the devices from applications.

In this program, we take a more intuitive approach to exploring the underlying concepts. Eschewing mathematics, we use engaging animations to help you visualize the working principles of many common semiconductor devices.

Whether you are completely new to the subject or an experienced engineer, this program will give you a different perspective and a new way to look at the behaviors of semiconductor devices.

Reducing the reliance on equations does not mean the depth of the material is sacrificed. In fact, the program provides even more in-depth explanations of key concepts. We shift the focus from quantitatively evaluating the behavior of semiconductor devices to intuitively visualizing the semiconductor device actions.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
3 - 4 hours per week
Discounted price: $268.20
Pre-discounted price: $298USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. HKUSTx's Principle of Semiconductor Devices Professional Certificate

  2. 2–4 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    This online course uses engaging animations to help you visualize the operating principles of many common semiconductor devices. The course covers PN junctions, photodiodes, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, metal-semiconductor contact, and Bipolar Junction Transistors.

  3. 4–5 hours per week, for 7 weeks

    This online course uses engaging animations to help you visualize the operating principles of many common semiconductor devices. The course covers MOSFET, MOS capacitors, charge-coupled devices, CMOS Active Pixel Sensor, FinFET, nanowire transistors, gate-all-around MOSFET and 2D transistors.

    • Due to the increasing use of semiconductors for electronics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other innovations, the global market for this technology is projected to climb from $573.4 billion in 2022 to $1.38 trillion in 2029.
    • Market growth almost certainly will translate into job growth.

Meet your instructor
from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUSTx)

Mansun Chan
Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Experts from HKUSTx committed to teaching online learning

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Discounted price: $268.20
Pre-discounted price: $298USD
2 courses in 4 months
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