Postgraduate taught 

Quantum Technology MSc

Quantum Electronic Devices 4 ENG4099

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the design and operation of advanced semiconducting and superconducting devices, to the fundamentals of quantum technologies and their applications for sensing and computing.

Timetable

4 lectures per week

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

85% Written Exam

15% Report: Laboratory report

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the design and operation of advanced high-frequency and quantum electronic devices including high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), semiconducting quantum dots and superconducting qubits, and to the fundamentals of quantum technologies and their applications for sensing and computing.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ use semiconductor E-k bandstructure diagrams to design electronic devices;

■ design semiconductor heterostructures and exploit the properties of strain;

■ design high electron mobility transistors (HEMT), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT), charge-coupled devices (CCD) and field-effect transistors (FET);

■ describe and design aspects of solid-state quantum circuits (spin dots and superconducting qubits);

■ use quantum control and correlation to optimise sensing elements;

■ design and describe circuit logic operation of quantum computers

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.