Semiconductor Engineering
TeachersAOKI, AkioStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 2nd semest [Department of Mechanical and Precision System, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategoryBasic Major Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective Requisites 2credit
 Syllabus Number1H203

Course Description

The following contents will be learned.
(1)Structure and electrical characteristics of semiconductor devices, diodes, and transistors.
(2)Rectifying circuits using semiconductor, analog to digital conversion, and digital to analog conversion.
(3)Logic element and logic circuits.
(4)Examples related to automobiles.
In this lesson, knowledge, techniques, and attitudes regarding DP 2 will be acquired.
Lessons are primarily lecture-style, but pair work will be carried out as appropriate according to the context of the each lesson.

Course Objectives

Students can apply the basic structure of semiconductor devices, the functions, and usage of devices to concrete examples in automobiles and the like.

Grading Policy

Your grade in the class will be decided on the evaluate with 100% of the result of the final exam. An explanation will be given after the end of the final exam.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookElectronic Device EngineeringYUTA Haruo, HORIBATA Takatoshi Morikita Publishing Co., Ltd.
TextbookBasic Digital CircuitsFURUKAWA Seijiro, OGITA Yohichiro, ASANO Tanemasa Morikita Publishing Co., Ltd.


(1) As preparations for next lesson, please check the meaning of the proper noun and the contents of the relationship shown in the contents of the lesson, and come to the class. (90 minutes)
(2) As a review, please solve exercises applied to the items instructed during the lesson, so that you can can cope with works in pair as appropriate in the next lesson. (90 minutes)


Lesson are planned on the premise that the contents of the Principle of Electricity are understood.


1Type and structure of semiconductors.
2Electrical characteristics of semiconductors.
3Function of PN junction diode.
4Structure of PN junction diode.
5Depletion layer of PN junction diode.
6Role of semiconductor element in rectifier circuits.
7Cases of using semiconductor elements in rectifier circuits and exercises in pairs.
8Transistor function.
9Structure and operation of the transistor.
10Structure of bipolar transistor, field effect transistor, and MOS-FET.
11Types of logic element.
12Truth table of logic element and exercises in pairs.
13Logic circuits, counters, and exercises in pairs.
14A / D conversion and D / A conversion.