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Course Overview

This subject provides basic knowledge and understanding of semiconductor materials, p-n junctions, different types of contacts to semiconductors and the Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS) capacitor.  In addition, structures and operational features of integrated circuits such as logic and memory devices are also discussed.  The subject also covers the fundamental aspects of Integrated Circuit (IC) layout design.



The subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • explain the physics of solid and semiconductors materials.
  • relate the properties of p-n junction to diode.
  • apply the fundamental principle of MOS capacitor in MOSFET devices.
  • draw the IC design layout of CMOS gate.

Entry Requirement

Applicants applying for modular courses which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

  • Solid Materials
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • p-n Junction
  • Metal-semiconductor Contacts
  • MOS Devices
  • CMOS Layout



Modes of Assessment


Assignments, laboratory work, labtest, quizzes and written examinations.





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Specialist Diploma in Semiconductor Technology.

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

7pm - 10pm
Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$126.18 
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

Singapore Permanent Residents  S$1,239.06
Others & Repeat Students S$1,239.06

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.