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 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
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,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Anthony Holland

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2150

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.09

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.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information (;ID=eyj5c0mo77631).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

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.