In this online engineering specialization, you will master the fundamentals of semiconductors and evaluate the performance of electronic devices by completing courses in semiconductor physics, PN junction and semiconductor contacts, and field-effect and bipolar junction transistors.

By completing this specialization, you will:

  • Learn fundamental mechanisms of electrical conduction in semiconductors
  • Understand operating principles of basic electronic devices including PN junction, metal-semiconductor contact, bipolar junction transistors, and field-effect transistors
  • Be able to analyze and evaluate the performance of basic electronic devices
  • Prepare for further analysis of electronic and photonic devices based on semiconductors


  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Diode - PN Junction and Metal Semiconductor Contact
  • Transistor - Field-Effect Transistor and Bipolar Junction Transistor

This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS-EE) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-EE is an affordable, global master's program powered by you. Learn more about the MS-EE program.

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