- Introduction to the course
23 Aug, 2021 - 18 Dec, 2021
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Classroom
Mode of Delivery Video Based
Learning efforts 7-10 Hours Per Week
EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 online training programme is a 16-programme that combines aspects of chemistry, engineering, and physics. The course starts off with thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, materials science, and condensed matter physics. Professionals in the semiconductor technology field will find this course especially useful as it covers field developments for more than 50 years.
Students of the Solid State Devices 1 course by edX will be required to take three proctored exams conducted on EdX’s Proctortrack software, along with thirteen assignments, and thirty quizzes spread throughout the 15-week programme. A verified certificate will be awarded once students pay the fee needed.
Offered by Purdue University, the course is taught by Prof. Gerhard Klimeck. He is the Reilly Director of the Centre for Predictive Materials and Devices and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, along with being the Director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology at Purdue. Students may also apply for a master’s programme after completing edX’s Solid State Devices 1 course.
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- Proctored exams
- Homework assignments
- Online quizzes
- Textbook references
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Course and certificate fees
Type of course
- Students can add in a verified certificate by paying Rs.168,502
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- Additionally, enterprises can purchase training packages for their employees
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Who it is for
EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 course is beneficial to semiconductor technology engineers as this covers the basic of semiconductor development. Students pursuing electrical engineering can also relate to the concepts taught during the course. It offers an academic advantage to those who are interested in this field.
EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 course requires a basic-level knowledge of differential equations, vector algebra, and mathematical scripting languages. Such topics will benefit learners to complete assignments on Octave, Jupyter, Python, and MATLAB.
What you will learn
Learners of the Solid State Devices -1 course by EdX will be able to:-
- Explain the working principles of transistors, solar cells, and other light-emitting devices
- Understand the processes involved in semiconductor devices
- Correlate designs and materials to device performances
- To research semiconductor devices
- Understand the terminologies of device engineers
To enrol in EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 course, students will have to register by providing their details on EdX’s website. Admissions are made through batches throughout the year. The course starts on a specified date. A detailed step-by-step procedure is given below:-
Go to the course webpage.
Register with EdX using your personal details like email address, mobile number, etc. for the batch dates mentioned
Commence learning on the date by signing in to your account
Filling the form
Candidates interested in EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 course need to provide their contact details such as their name, mail address, and mobile number for registration. There are no printed applications for the candidate to fill in.
- Analytical solutions to bound and free electrons
- Elements of Quantum Mechanics
- Starting band structure- Electron Tunnelling
- Band structures in 1D periodic potentials
- The density of states and Constant energy surfaces
- Reciprocal Lattice and Brillouin Zone
- Band structure in Real Materials
- Diagrams of Band
- Occupational states
- Measurement of band structures
- Introducing Non-equilibrium
- Generation and Recombination
- Semiconductor equations
- Introducing transport- Diffusion, drift, mobility, and Einstein relationship
- Explaining PN Junctions
- Characteristics of PN Diode I-V
- Schottky Diode
- PN Diode AC Response
- PN Diode Large Signal Response
- Fundamentals of Bipolar Junction Transistor
- Designs of Bipolar Junction Transistor
- High-Frequency Responses of Bipolar Junction Transistor
- MOScap and MOS Electrostatics
- Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor
- Introducing MOSFET
- MOS Capacitor Signal Response
- Non-idealities of MOSFET
To complete the course and get the subsequent certificate, candidates will have to appear for three proctored exams using edX’s proprietary Proctortrack platform. Also, students must submit all modules’ assignments, along with 30 online quizzes to complete the course.
How it helps
Based in the field of electronics, the EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 course empowers learners to analyse, characterise and understand the designs and operations of semiconductor devices. Applications of semiconductor devices will become more apparent in circuits and systems as students progress through the course.
Moreover, candidates will be able to analyse the internal processes and performances of devices and design devices with specific performance criteria. Developers in the semiconductor technology area find this as a jump-start to the development in the past 50 years. Also, paying for the course certification will allow you to improve your career prospects by leaps and bounds.
Yes, Solid State Devices 1 programme uses the textbooks of Robert F Pierret “Semiconductor Device Fundamentals” published by Addison Wesley, and “Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals” second edition published by Pearson.
Unfortunately, EdX’s Solid State Devices online course cannot be learned from Cuba, Crimea region of Ukraine, and Iran. EdX’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) does not sanction this patronage to the mentioned places.
Professor Gerhard Klimeck is the instructor of EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 course. He is the Director of the network for computational nanotechnology and centre for predictive materials and devices. At Purdue University, he teaches electrical and computer engineering.
There are three proctored exams, thirteen homework assignments scheduled weekly, and thirty quizzes conducted online throughout fifteen weeks of the online EdX’s Solid State Devices 1 course to help you assess your progress.
Learners of Solid State Devices 1 online training course need to scan and submit their assignments using Gradescope. The course instructors will grade the work.
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