Electrical and Mechanical Materials
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This course aims to develop an understanding of electrical and mechanical materials. Topics include: models of electrical conduction - development of band theory in metals, semi-conductors and insulators. Semi-conductors - importance of impurities. Operation of the p-n junction with reference to materials parameters. Utilisation of the band structure of a semi-conductor to produce novel devices. An introduction to engineering materials and the relations of mechanical, electrical and chemical properties to the structure.
36 lectures, 6 tutorials.
DP requirements: Write 6 out of 10 class tests
Assessment: Class tests, June examination 3 hours.
Course Entry Requirements: PHY1010W.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.