Devices: 10 Hours (Prof. R. Silva)
[1-4] Formation of energy bands and review of carriers in semiconductors: distribution function, , density of states, carrier distributions, intrinsic/extrinsic semiconductors, doping, n-type and p-type carriers.
 Semiconductor theory: band and E-k diagrams and the concept of direct and indirect band gaps, effective mass.
[6-7] The Fermi level. Maxwell-Boltzman and Fermi-Dirac distributions. Calculations of charge density.
 Introduction to charge carrier dynamics
 Introduction to Transistors
 Device scaling &
’s Law. Introduction to scaling.
Electromagnetic Theory: 10 Hours (Prof. R. Silva)
 Principle of superposition, grad V,
operator, free charges, conductors, electric flux density D, Gauss's law
 Point form of Gauss's law,
 Capacitance, dielectrics, polarisation, permittivity, loss mechanisms
[4-5] Magnetic field and flux density B, permeability, ferromagnetics
 B-H loop, loss mechanisms, magnetic circuits
 Ampere's circuital law, H inside and outside a conductor, point form and curl H
 Boundary conditions for magnetic fields
[9-10] Maxwell equations
Analogue Electronics: 10 Hours (Dr. C. Saaj)
 Transistor Amplifiers and classes of amplifiers (recap)
[2-3] Power supplies: Transformers, diodes and regulators.
[4-5] Power electronic devices: transistors, thyristors, triacs.
[6-7] Switched mode power supplies.
 Problem Based Learning
Machines and Power: 10 Hours (Dr. C. Saaj)
 Energy Conversion, Loss & Rating: Units, Work, Power and Energy, Elementary thermodynamics, Losses and Efficiency of electrical machines.
[2-3] Magnetism and Electromagnetism: Induced EMF, Magnetic flux, Electromagnetic induction and Energy in an inductor and capacitor, Problem Based Learning.
 AC Fundamentals: Generation of AC voltage and currents, EMF equation, Phase, RMS value, Series AC circuit, Introduction to three phase systems.
 Generators: Fundamentals of DC generator, Types of generators, Hysteresis and Eddy current loss, Difference between DC and AC generator.
[6-7] DC Motor: Motor principle, Comparison of generator and motor action, Voltage equation of a motor, Torque production, Problem Based Learning.
 Universal Motor: AC series motor, Operation of universal motor, Speed/Load characteristics, Applications and speed control.
 Induction Motor: General principle, Construction and advantages, rotating magnetic field, Slip, Frequency of rotor current, Starting Torque.
 Power Generation: Conventional power generation and Renewable energy sources, wind, wave, solar.