Course Title: Electronic Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Electronic Materials

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor James Scott

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 12.08.04

Course Coordinator Availability: E-mail for appointments

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course provides an introduction to materials that are used in the realisation of electronic devices. The materials encountered include semiconductors, dielectrics, and organic materials. The electrical, thermal and physical properties of these materials are covered with reference to their applications in electronic devices. The course will also cover typical synthesis and characterisation methods for these materials. Recent advances in the applications of these materials for energy, optical, and flexible devices will be presented.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1 High levels of technical competence in the field
2 Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Describe the underlying physical phenomena of semiconductor materials, dielectrics and organic materials
• Explain the new developments made in materials for design and fabrication of electronic devices 
• Prepare a literature review 

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will provide an interactive and hands-on learning experience:
• Lectures (with interactive tutorial components)
• Demonstration laboratory sessions on energy materials
• Cleanroom fabrication (hands-on) of flexible electronic devices (instructor guided)
• Group or individual project to provide training in research skills

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided with detailed lecture and tutorial content as learning resources. Course materials will be made available online.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment (laboratories, project and tests) will occur on a regular basis through the semester to provide you feedback on your performance and the quality of your learning outcomes. See also Part B of the course guide.