CET833 Organic Light Emitting Diode Technology for Flat Panel Information Displays

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



This course will introduce learners to the technology of organic light emitting diode display technology. OLED displays is becoming increasingly important as a low power high contrast high resolution display option with thin form factor that is not available in other displays. The learner will learn about the device physics of organic light emitting diodes, thin film transistors, basic fabrication processes for the display module, display parameters and the degradation and encapsulation of OLED devices.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics
- FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics

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Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

1. know the device physics of OLED and TFT for active matrix displays;

2. understand display manufacturing techniques and the parameters used to measure display performance and;

3. aware of the linkage between fundamental research and technological innovation in OLED development.

Early developments, breakthrough developments 1987 – 2000, present applications

Organic semiconductors
Chemical bonding, organic semiconductors, electronic structure.

Organic light emitting diodes
Device structures for small molecular, polymer OLED, Photophysics, Display parameters, excitons.

Thin film transistors
Low temperature polysilicon and organic thin film transistors, backplane drive circuits for active matrix OLED displays.

Display fabrication
Fine metal mask and colour by white processes for active matrix OLED displays.

Suitable to learners from all disciplines who seek to have in-depth understanding of photonics and engineering optics and their impact in current industries and for Industry 4.0 (I 4.0).

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

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


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% 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)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 15AUs).
  • SkillsFuture Credit approved.