CET760 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices I

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objective of the course is to cover the basic principles of operation of the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) which is a key semiconductor component in process technology in manufacture and integrated circuit design.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Electronics
- FlexiMasters in Electronics

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Understand the fundamental and operation principle of BJTs.

2. Know the modelling of BJTs

3. Able to design high performance BJTs.

4. Know the advanced BJTs.

Bipolar Transistor Operating Principles

- Review of Basic Concepts. 
- Transistor Action
- Minority Carrier Profiles
- Non-ideal Effects
- High Current Effects
- Transient behavior
- Breakdown in Bipolar Transistors
- Small-signal Equivalent Circuits
- Cut-off Frequency

Bipolar Device Modeling

- Ebers-Moll Model
- Gummel-Poon Model.

State-of the-Art Bipolar Structures

- Advanced Bipolar Structures – Polysilicon and Double Polysilicon Structures
- Polysilicon Base Transistor.

For graduates, practicing engineers, R&D managers and technical staff who wish to gain in-depth technical knowledge in the area of semiconductor manufacture and microelectronics.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,620

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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    CET758 Digital Integrated Circuit Design II1
    CET759 Digital Integrated Circuit Design III1
    CET761 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices II1
    CET762 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices III1
    CET763 Advanced Wafer Processing I1
    CET764 Advanced Wafer Processing II1
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    CET766 Analog Integrated Circuit Design I1
    CET767 Analog Integrated Circuit Design II1
    CET768 Analog Integrated Circuit Design III1
    CET769 Integrated Circuit (IC) Packaging I1
    CET770 Integrated Circuit (IC) Packaging II1
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    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Electronics (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Electronics (total 15AUs).
    • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.