Course detail

Microelectronics in English

FEKT-NMENAcad. year: 2015/2016

Reading of mathematical symbols and expressions. Terminology of basic electricity, circuits, fields, signals, laws and theorems.
Fundamentals of semiconductor physics, PN junction. Diodes and transistors. Analogue integrated circuits. Digital integrated circuits. Semiconductor memories. Microprocessors.
Technology of microelectronics, materials, structures.
State of art and perspectives of microelectronics.
Microelectronics terminology at conferences, presentations, discussions, examinations, in publications and report writing.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students with the basic knowledge of English will get further knowledge of precise English terminology in electronics and microelectronics needed for a continuation of their study in English or for a work abroad. In addition to the professional terminology the students will learn the behaviour in basic situations of university or working life.
Students who complete the course successfully should be able to:
- explain precise English terminology in electronics and microelectronics,
- discuss and explain basic subjects of electrical engineering (electric circuits, electric current, electrical conductors) and on subjects in his/her field of study on the basis of the acquired professional vocabulary,
- read or to write down basic mathematical expressions and processes (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, brackets, decimal numbers, fractions, powers, roots, equations),
- describe electronic system properties and to verbalize graphs, charts and trends,
- describe technical functions and applications and explain how electronic technology works,
- describe common materials and alloys and to describe their properties,
- describe electronics component properties and features,
- describe various types of technical problems and causes of faults,
- discuss technical requirements of new products (needs analysis in technical contexts) and to assess the feasibility of proposed technical solutions,
- solve the behaviour in basic situations of university or working life.

Prerequisites

Secondary school level knowledge and intermediate level of English are required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Havlíček,M.-Wanke,J.: Angličtina pro elektrotecniky, Praha, 1972 (CS)
Boylestad,R.-Nashelsky,L.: Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, Prentice-Hall Inc, 1992 (EN)
Herbst,L.: Monolithic Integrated Circuits, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1985 (EN)
KOLOUCH, J.: Microelectronics in English. Digital Circuits. Elektronický text projektu KISP. Brno 2014 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and practicals. Course is taking materials at the web pages. Students have to prepare one translation of a professional text.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Up to 30 points for the activity during the semester.
Up to 70 points for exam.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Basic terminology of the university life. Reading mathematical symbols and expressions.
Terminology of basic electricity, circuits, fields, signals, laws and theorems.
Fundamentals of semiconductor physics, PN junction. Diodes and transistors. Analog integrated circuits. Digital integrated circuits. Semiconductor memories. Microprocessors.
Technology of microelectronics, materials, structures.
State of art and perspectives of microelectronics.
Microelectronics terminology at conferences, presentations, discussions, examinations, in publications and report writing.

Aims

The aim of the subject is a professional language preparation of students for a study in English or a service abroad with the emphasis on the professional accuracy of English terminology in electronics and microelectronics. The subject is set for the students having basic knowledge of English grammar and spoken English.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer