Engineering Curriculum

Microelectronics Materials and Devices

Electronic devices are the basic building blocks of all electronic gadgets used in our daily life. A solid understanding of the fundamental device concepts is essential for the electrical engineer to keep up with the fast evolution of new device technology. This includes the properties of electronic materials and the operation principles of key electronic devices including p-n diode, bipolar junction transistor (BJT), MOS capacitor and (MOSCAP). Additional issues related to dielectric materials and non- semiconductor materials will be introduced. Contacts between metal and semiconductor will also be covered.

Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics

  • Nanoscale electronics
  • Quantum electronic in nanoelectronic applications
  • Solid state theory for nanoelectronics

Mos Devices

  • MOS capacitor
  • Long channel MOSFETs
  • Short channel MOSFETs

Optical Engineering

  • Optics and laser basics
  • Semiconductor laser technology
  • Optical system layout and design

Semiconductor Fundamentals

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Solid state physics
  • Electrical properties of semiconductors

Nano-device Engineering

  • Nano-lithography
  • Nano-layering
  • Nano-characterization

Optoelectronics

  • Photometry and radiometry
  • Bandgap engineering
  • Optical modulators

Sensors for Biomedical Applications

  • Smart sensor in bio-medical field
  • Characteristics of bio-sensor technology
  • Bio-sensors for clinical treatments

Nanometer Scale Information Storage

  • transducers of optical
  • magnetic data storage
  • solid state memory
Mos Devices
Mos Devices
Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
Semiconductor Fundamentals
Semiconductor Fundamentals

Mos DevicesFundamentals of NanoelectronicsSemiconductor Fundamentals

Complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) has been the main technology used in ULSI system.

  • This module presents the full complement of fundamental CMOS device physics with its applications.
  • It incorporates introductory concepts, MOS capacitor, long channel MOSFETs, short channel MOSFETs, MOS IC and technology, and MOS IC applications.
  • This module is targeted at electrical engineering students who already have a basic knowledge of semiconductor device physics and technologies.

This module focuses on the theory and fundamental aspects of nanoscale electronics. The module is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge of the fundamentals and theoretical methods required for understanding quantum electronic behaviour in current and future nanoelectronic applications.

  • The module will cover the basic aspects of quantum theory which are relevant for electronic transport and dynamics, such as quantum operators, time-dependent quantum theory, spin dynamics and carrier statistics.
  • The latter part of the module will cover the basic topics of solid state theory relevant for nanoelectronics, such as bandstructure, electronic transport in solids, and phonons.

This module provides background knowledge of physics of electrical and optical properties of bulk and low dimensional semiconductor materials. The topics covered are as follows:

  • Quantum mechanics: Schrodinger equation, particle in a box, tunneling effect, harmonic oscillator, time- independent perturbation theory.
  • Solid state physics: crystal lattices, band theory, lattice vibration, the Fermi-Dirac distribution function and Fermi level, donor and acceptor states and carrier concentrations.
  • Electrical properties of semiconductors, drift, diffusion, generation, recombination, trapping and tunneling.
  • Optical properties of semiconductors, optical constants, optical absorption, radiative transition and luminescence, exciton effect, etc.
  • Ternary and quaternary compound semiconductors, heterostructures, quantum wells and superlattices, quantum effect devices.
Optical Engineering
Optical Engineering
Nano-device Engineering
Nano-device Engineering
Optoelectronics
Optoelectronics
Optical EngineeringNano-device EngineeringOptoelectronics

the students will gain knowledge of optics and laser basics, and the technologies based on optical and laser engineering.

Topics will cover

  • optics and laser basics
  • semiconductor laser technology
  • optical system layout and design
  • optical diagnostics
  • optical precision engineering
  • optical nanofabrication technology.

As devices scale down, quantum effects become important when their size reaches the nanometer regime (typically 100 nanometers or less). Devices with nanometer features, i.e., nano-devices, exhibit properties different from conventional bulk devices. The making of nano-devices, e.g., single electron transistor, carbon nanotube/ graphene transistor, spintronic devices, quantum well/dot laser, has been made possible by the emergence of the nano-processing and characterization tools.

  • This module aims to provide an introductory coverage on the concepts and principles that form the basis for understanding an interdisciplinary field with an emphasis on electrical engineering.
  • Topics covered include:
    • nano-lithography.
    • nano-layering.
    • nano-characterization.
    • nano-devices.

Optoelectronics is the study of the interaction of light/radiation with the electronic properties of matter, which are mainly but not exclusively semiconductor-based.

  • This module is designed with a mix of theory and application, emphasizing both the fundamental principles underlying device operation and the relevant technology in the photonics industry.
  • basic physics of light production, emission and modulation, in semiconductors, electro-optic crystals and liquid crystal substances, and their application in display components and devices, and optical communications.
  • Experiments on optical heterodyning, liquid crystal modulation and characteristics of semiconductor lasers and LEDs
  • Topics covered include basic:
    • photometry and radiometry
    • bandgap engineering in III-V and II-VI compound semiconductors
    • exciton
    • isoelectronic traps; LED, semiconductor laser, photodetectors,
    • optical modulators, liquid crystals, display technologies, and recent advances e.g. nanophotonics.
    • organic LEDs and quantum well detectors.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials

Materials for Chemical Engineers

Chemical Engineering Principles

Heat And Mass Transfer

Particle Technology

Process Dynamics & Control

Separation Processes

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Materials for Chemical Engineers
Chemical Engineering Principles
Chemical Engineering Principles
Materials for Chemical EngineersChemical Engineering PrinciplesChemical Engineering Thermodynamics

  • This module covers typical properties of materials, which include structure imperfection and diffusion, mechanical properties, thermal behavior, electrochemical corrosions, and phase diagrams of metals.
  • The module also describes structural characteristics of materials including ceramic, metallic, polymeric and composite materials.
  • The last part gives a general introduction to more physically related properties, namely electrical and optical properties as well as the environmental aspects of structural materials selection.

Students will be introduced to an overview of the chemical process industry and a discussion of several significant examples. The core of the module covers the details of steady state material and energy balance, including recycle, purge, phase change and chemical reaction. The concepts are extended to simultaneous mass and energy balances and unsteady state balances. The module is targeted at first-year part-time chemical engineering students with some working knowledge in the chemical industries.

The objective of this module is to provide students with the rudimentary understanding of the basic laws and other concepts of thermodynamics and apply them to analyses chemical engineering problems. The module starts with basic definition, applications and limitations of chemical engineering thermodynamics, followed by a review of basic laws, properties and concepts of thermodynamics. The development and discussion of thermodynamic property relations for systems of constant and variable compositions are covered in detail. The developed property relationships together with the basic laws are then applied to the analysis of the various equilibrium problems in chemical engineering such as vapour -liquid, vapour-liquid-liquid, liquidliquid, solid-liquid and chemical reaction equilibria.

Chemical Reaction EngineeringProcess Design and EconomicsEngineering Design

The objective of the part of my course is to develop the understanding of heterogeneous catalytic (gas-solid) reactions.

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction rate expressions
  • Characterization of solid catalysts General characteristics of heterogeneous reactors.
  • Simultaneous mass and heat transports with chemical reaction in porous catalysts
  • Analysis and design of gas-liquid reactors: Mechanically agitated vessels, bubble columns, and packed columns Non-catalytic reactors
  • Analysis and design of three phase reactors: Slurry reactors, trickle bed reactors, and fluidized bed reactors
  • Non-catalytic reactors
  • Analysis and design of three phase reactors: Slurry reactors, trickle bed reactors, and fluidized bed reactors
  • Process Synthesis
  • Conceptual Design
  • Process Evaluation
  • Heuristics‐Chemical Reaction System

This unit develops a process for the analysis and design of static and dynamic structures and mechanisms using engineered materials. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the fundamentals of mechanical, civil and material engineering will be explained and the basic concepts of loads and motions are introduced.

  1. different structural systems (e.g. beams and trusses) and translate physical structures into appropriate models for analysis and design.
  2. Forces acting in simple beams and truss systems using free body diagrams and rigid body equilibrium.
  3. Internal axial and bending stresses in beams, struts and/or trusses structures and select appropriately sized members.
  4. The motion of particles and rigid bodies using fundamental concepts of kinematics and kinetics.
  5. The motion of particles and rigid bodies using energy methods.
  6. Key properties of structural materials for specific applications.
  7. Importance of the microstructure of materials and analyse the microstructure-property relationship.

Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Heat And Mass Transfer
Heat And Mass Transfer

Transport PhenomenaFluid MechanicsHeat And Mass Transfer
  • Heat transfer modes: You should be aware of the several modes of transfer modes of transfer and their physical origins.
  • Physical insight: Given a physical situation, you should be able to perceive the relevant transport phenomena.
  • The importance of developing this insight must not be underestimated.
  • Rate equations and conservation laws: the significance of the rate equations to compute transport rates.
  • The importance of the conservation laws and control volumes. With the rate equations, the conservation laws may be used to solve numerous heat transfer problems.

The objective of this module is to provide students with the rudimentary understanding of the basic laws and other concepts of thermodynamics and apply them to analyses chemical engineering problems.

  • The module starts with basic definition, applications and limitations of chemical engineering thermodynamics, followed by a review of basic laws, properties and concepts of thermodynamics.
  • The development and discussion of thermodynamic property relations for systems of constant and variable compositions are covered in detail.
  • The developed property relationships together with the basic laws are then applied to the analysis of the various equilibrium problems in chemical engineering such as vapour -liquid, vapour-liquid-liquid, liquidliquid, solid-liquid and chemical reaction equilibria.

Students will learn the fundamental principles of heat and mass transfer relevant to the chemical engineering discipline.

  • This course considers three modes of heat transfer, namely, conduction, convection, and radiation.
  • For heat conduction, both steady and unsteady states are examined. These are followed by an analysis for convective heat transfer and heat transfer with phase change and subsequently radiation heat transfer.
  • Steady and unsteadystate molecular diffusion is studied, while convective mass transfer is analyzed using exact and approximate integral analysis.
  • Finally, analogies between mass, heat and momentum transfer is discussed to integrate the concept of transport phenomena.
Particle Technology
Particle Technology
Process Dynamics & Control
Process Dynamics & Control
Separation Processes
Separation Processes

Particle TechnologyProcess Dynamics & ControlSeparation Processes

The objective of this module is to provide students with the rudimentary understanding of the basic laws and other concepts of thermodynamics and apply them to analyses chemical engineering problems.

  • The module starts with basic definition, applications and limitations of chemical engineering thermodynamics, followed by a review of basic laws, properties and concepts of thermodynamics.
  • The development and discussion of thermodynamic property relations for systems of constant and variable compositions are covered in detail. The developed property relationships together with the basic laws are then applied to the analysis of the various equilibrium problems in chemical engineering such as vapour -liquid, vapour-liquid-liquid, liquidliquid, solid-liquid and chemical reaction equilibria.

This module incorporates introductory concepts, dynamic modeling, transfer function modules, system identification, control hardware, feedback control and module-based design methods.

  • SIMULINK will be introduced and used to stimulate and examine the effectiveness of various control strategies.
  • This module also incorporates a detailed case study that prepares the students to design control systems for a realistic sized plant.
  • This module is targeted at chemical engineering students who already have a basic knowledge of chemical engineering processes.

In this module, equilibrium stage and rate-based design concepts in separation processes are introduced. Starting from simple stage, binary separation, the theoretical treatment is extended to multi-component, multi-stage processes.

  • After brief introduction to inter-phase mass transfer, basic concepts in rate-based design for the more important separation processes such as absorption and distillation are illustrated.
  • The rate-based design concept is then extended to operations involving simultaneous heat and mass transfer such as in cooling tower and dryer.
  • The process design principles are illustrated with distillation, absorption, extraction, adsorption, cooling tower and drying processes.