Electrical Engineering Materials

Learning goals

Special emphasis is laid on the basics and principles of model-based mechanical, electrical, magnetic and thermal behaviour in the three groups of solid-states: metals, semiconductors and isolators as well as superconductors. The students will have an appreciation of the ways in which these various materials are exploited to produce electronic components (e.g. diode, transistors). Upon completion of this module, the students know how to calculate the material properties by means of underlying physical models.

Course contents

  • Classification of materials
  • Atom model using Bohr magneton and quantum mechanics 
  • Periodic table of elements, chemical bonding
  • Structure of solid states
  • Metals: mechanical, electronic, magnetic, thermal properties, alloys, applications 
  • Semiconductors: elements, intrinsic, compound and extrinsic semiconductors, applications
  • Isolators: polarization, piezoelectric- and ferroelectric materials, applications 
  • Magnetic materials: dia- para- and ferro-/nonferrous-magnetism, applications



Dr. Hartmut Hinz


Dr. Hartmut Hinz

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son

Certification of credits:

Written examination