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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEE6407

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for EE; to GC for review. Approved 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15 EEE 6352 approved as 6407 Effective 10/1/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5145 2014-12-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 2106000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jessica Procko 46318

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEE 6407 Semiconductor Materials and Devices

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 O - Other R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Semiconductor Materials & Dev
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0



    Course Description

    This is a course in semiconductor materials basics leading to a detailed discussion of semiconductor device structures and operation, with a review of current topics. Topics will include a review on semiconductor theory, industry drivers from a systems p

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Part of our MSEE for Professionals program

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 1 time

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A doctorate in advanced semiconductor physics, electronics and systems

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To expose the students to the wide field of semiconductor technology to include

    • Semiconductor materials and physics

    • Basic electronics and electronic circuits that use semiconductor devices

    • Semiconductor systems

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The student will be familiar with semiconductor materials and fundamental properties

    The student will be familiar with basic semiconductor devices and circuits

    The student will be able to assess technology tradeoffs at the system level to ensure optimum system performance.

    C. Major Topics

    a) Semiconductor-based electronic systems.

    b) Semiconductor Physics for Devices.

    c) Electronic Devices I - Drift & Diffusion, Metal - SC and P/N Junctions, MOS.

    d) Electronic Devices II - Junction devices - the BJT and JFET, Field effect transistors - the MOSFET and CMOS, Hetero-junction devices - HBT, HEMT, LEDs and Laser Diodes.

    e) Electronic Devices III - The Op Amp and analog circuits, Memory devices - SRAM, DRAM, etc., Digital logic.

    f) Semiconductor device fabrication - IC fab I; Layout, Additive-Subtractive Process, Patterning; IC fab II; Diodes/Resistors, BJT, MOS; IC fab III; Hetero-, SOI, Fin-FET and other 3 D devices.

    g) Smart phone (iPad) subsystems; Touch screen displays and the TFT, Digital camera and the CCD, Artificial lighting - backlighting and LEDs.

    h) Smart phone (iPad) subsystems; RF chip set - aka how the telephone works, Power supply and charging system, Systems Integration - how to build an iPhone (iPad).

    D. Textbooks

    Physics of Semiconductor Devices. Sze, Simon M. ISBN 10: 0471056618 / 0-471-05661-8. ISBN 13: 9780471056614. Publisher: Wiley-Interscience Publication

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Homework – 10, Paper Reviews – 20, Competency Quizzes – 20,

    Midterm Exam – 25, and Final Exam – 25, for a total of 100.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Homework – 10, Paper Reviews – 20, Competency Quizzes – 20,

    Midterm Exam – 25, and Final Exam – 25, for a total of 100.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    As per university policy

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Electrical Engineering MSEE-P

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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