6 ECTS credits
166 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 4015676ENR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (E) Master - advanced level.
(Micro)-Electronics and photonics, a bird's eye view
Electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor technologies, devices and manufacturing
Components with electronic functionality: diodes, transistors,…
Components with opto-electronic functionality: photon-detection, photon-generation, photo-voltaics, …
Micro-Electronic and Optoelectronic manufacturing processes
Photonics and optics technologies, devices and manufacturing
lighting and light sources, including lasers
optical fibers and optical telecom
micro-photonics, lenses and fabrication
Core applications of micro-electronics and photonics
In this course a few general aspects of the broad domain of electronics, ICT and photonics will be lectured. About 60% of the course deals with these general aspects. The remaining part of the course focuses on more specialized topics. From these several specialised topics the student will be invited to select a topic to work out a project assignment in detail on an independent basis. Technical as well as commercials and business wise aspects will be treated during the oral presentation of this study.
This description of the teaching methods is indicative, in order to assess the expected study load.
Lecture: 39 hours (13 x 3 hours)
Self: 127 hours
Students acquire insights in the technical and technological background in the broad domain of electronics, ICT and photonics. The acquired background knowledge allows the students to function as professionally as a non-electronic/photonic specialist in companies in the field of electronics and photonics.
This course contributes to the following programme outcomes of the Master in Applied Computer Sciences:
MA_A: Knowledge oriented competence
1. The Master in Engineering Sciences has in-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering
7.The Master in Engineering Sciences can present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience
8. The Master in Engineering Sciences can collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team
11. The Master in Engineering Sciences can think critically about and evaluate projects, systems and processes, particularly when based on incomplete, contradictory and/or redundant information
14. The Master in Engineering Sciences has consciousness of the ethical, social, environmental and economic context of his/her work and strives for sustainable solutions to engineering problems including safety and quality assurance aspects
MA_C: Specific competence
17. The Master in Applied Computer Sciences has a thorough understanding of the underlying physical principles and the functioning of electronic and photonic devices, of sensors and actuators and is able to use them to conceive information processing systems and more specifically systems of systems
24. The Master in Applied Computer Sciences is able to manage complex multidisciplinary projects on systems of systems and, as a consequence, can take educated, well-researched decisions on the technologies involved
27. The Master in Applied Computer Sciences is aware of and critical about the impact of ICT on society.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.
Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Part 1: Oral Examination with a written preparation going into more depth of the course (60%).
Part 2: Written examination without oral discussion aiming at testing the basic knowledge of the course (10%).
Part 3: Inpedent project work on a selected topic. Preparation in the form of a powerpoint presentation. Oral presentation and defense of the project assignment (30%).
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Business Engineering: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science: Standaard traject
Master of Business Engineering: Business and Technology: Standaard traject