IH2653 Simulation of Semiconductor Devices 7.5 credits

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  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

This course gives an in-depth knowledge in simulation of device physics for advanced semiconductor devices for all application areas. The implementation of the semiconducor equations and the solution using the finite element method and the finite volume method is explained.

After the course, the student should be able to

  • analyse boundary conditions for differential equations
  • analyse discretization in one and two dimensions for differential equations
  • analyse semiconductor device operation
  • use computer tools to solve simple problems with differential equations
  • use computer tools to solve partial differential equations
  • use computer tools to simulate semiconductor devices.

With analyse is meant to derive relations and calculate from equations given in the textbook.

Course main content

  • Fundamentals of electromagnetism and its numerical analysis.
  • Transport phenomena and their numerical analysis.
  • Discretization in one and two dimensions.
  • The semiconductor equations.
  • Numerical solution of partial differential equations using the finite element method and the finite volume method.
  • Applications to devices: p-n junction diodes, MOSFETs, power semiconductor devices.
  • Mixed-mode simulations.
  • Kinetic transport models and Monte Carlo simulation.


A basic course in semiconductor devices or semiconductor physics and a course in electromagnetic field theory.


Ingen kursbok finns, föreläsningsanteckningar används istället.


  • ANN1 - Assignments, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems


Carl-Mikael Zetterling <bellman@kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course offering autumn term 2016 is given only in form of self-study.


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.