The Graduate Certificate in Electronic Circuits emphasizes modern design practice for power electronics, CMOS-integrated circuits, computer-aided circuit simulation, semiconductor device modeling, advanced analog and digital circuits, and advanced machinery. The power electronics courses cover principles of power electronics, power semiconductor devices, inverter topologies, switch-mode and resonant dc-to-dc converters, cyclo-converters, and advanced topics, such as soft-switching techniques, small-signal modeling of PWM and resonant converters, control techniques, power factor correction circuits. Conventional analog circuits such as ideal and non-ideal OP-amps, active RC and switched-capacitor filters, non-linear and other functional circuits, frequency stability and compensation of OP-amps will also be included. For electronic circuit design, SPICE circuit simulation is an essential computer-aided design tool, and course work focuses on semiconductor device modeling for circuit simulation, illustration of semiconductor device physics, and design principles of advanced CMOS analog and digital circuits in mixed-signal integrated circuits. Extensive circuit simulation and design examples will be provided.
International Student Requirements:
International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa.