Course Description

Course Name

Electrical and Mechanical Materials

Session: VCPS3119

Hours & Credits

12 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course aims to develop an understanding of electrical and mechanical materials. Topics include: models of electrical conduction - development of band theory in metals, semi-conductors and insulators. Semi-conductors - importance of impurities. Operation of the p-n junction with reference to materials parameters. Utilisation of the band structure of a semi-conductor to produce novel devices. An introduction to engineering materials and the relations of mechanical, electrical and chemical properties to the structure.

36 lectures, 6 tutorials.

DP requirements: Write 6 out of 10 class tests
Assessment: Class tests, June examination 3 hours.

Course Entry Requirements: PHY1010W.

*Course content subject to change