Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student is able to understand the relevant properties of semiconductors and other materials related to micro- and nanotechnology. The student is able to solve basic problems in this topic. The student also understands the basic concepts of modern physics like quantization and statistical distributions.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2022 - 07.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Markku Sopanen, Ilkka Tittonen, Caterina Soldano

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Structure of crystalline materials, energy band structure and carrier statistics of semiconductors, electrical and optical properties of semiconductors, semiconductor nanostructures and properties of pn-junctions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exam or mid-term exams.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching: 48h

    Individual studies: 82 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

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