ECE Focus Area: Semiconductor Devices (Electrical)

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Students majoring in ECE with a Semiconductor emphasis develop the devices, systems, and technologies used to implement modern electronics devices and systems. Further, they support research into new technologies that e.g. will extend Moore's Law into the future.

Depending on the courses selected, completion of semiconductor area coursework can provide additional understanding of topics in quantum mechanics, semiconductor device fabrication, and solid state devices.

Students interested in the Semiconductor elective focus area are encouraged to consider the track and EFA course selection suggestions listed below when completing their plan of study form.

EFA Requirements Suggested Options
Track Electrical Track: standard curriculum
Breadth Elective
(select one)
055:036 (ECE:3360) Embedded Systems & Systems Software
Depth Elective
(select one)
055:170 (ECE:5700) Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
100-Level ECE
(select two)
       All depth electives listed above and
055:172 (ECE:5720) Solid State Physical Electronics
055:179 (ECE:5790) Electro-optics
Technical Electives
(select three)
       All breadth, depth and 100-level ECE electives listed above and
29:140 (PHYS:3741) Intro. to Quantum Mechanics I
29:141 (PHYS:3742) Intro. to Quantum Mechanics II
29:193 (PHYS:4728) Intro. to Solid State Physics
29:135 (PHYS:3750) Fund. of Micro & Nanofabrication
29:115 (PHYS:3710) Intermediate Laboratory*
Additional Electives
(select two)
Any of the above OR courses selected in consultation with advisor.

     * A Physics minor can be earned by completing PHYS:2703, PHYS:2704, and 7-8 sh of 100-level Physics courses.

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