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.


Post-graduate course with variable content.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 13.01.2023 - 21.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hele Savin

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

Spring 2023:

Hele Savin,

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:

    Variable contents, decided separately every year.

  • applies in this implementation

    Topic Spring 2023: Semiconductor material and device characterization

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment methods decided separately for every year. Typically seminar presentations, lectures, exercises, literature surveys.

  • applies in this implementation

    Student presentation (~45 min) : 40%

    Exercises: 40% 

    Presence at the lectures: 10%

    Preparation of own exercise: 10%


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation

    Course book:,+3rd+Edition-p-9780471739067 

    Handouts available. 

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses on Sisu ( Contact the teacher(s). Number of participants may be limited by the teacher and selection is made by raffling

  • applies in this implementation

    Tasks for the students:
    •prepare ~ 35-45 min presentation based on a chosen book chapter
    •include in the presentation ~10 min description how you personally use (or plan to use) the chosen method in your PhD thesis work (voluntary)
    •prepare 1-2 home work exercises for the other students related to your presentation (calculation problem, not essay question)
    •evaluate the exercise answers for your own "problem“
    •present the correct answer at the end of the next lecture
    •do weekly home work and return them to the corresponding peer prior to the next lecture
    •participate in the lectures

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    First lecture: 13.1.2023 at 9:15 in Grunberg meeting room (Micronova Tietotie 3, 4th floor).