Physics for Electronics


Always wanted to understand how microelectronic devices are made and how they interact with their surroundings? Always wanted to be the first to learn about cutting-edge applications conditioned by the developments in microelectronics – just think of emerging space instrumentation? Always wanted to acquire hands-on experience with sophisticated lab equipment? The “Physics for Electronics” minor will offer you answers and opportunities to grow in these directions.

More information?

Download here the minor’s leaflet.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

EC’s: 30

Language: English

Maximum number of participants: 50

Non-selection minor:
Selection minor:

Education periods: Q1 and Q2

For whom?

The minor is targeted to students from the Electrical Engineering (EE), Aerospace Engineering (AE), Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Applied Physics (AP) BSc programmes with a strong interest in the physical layer of microelectronics.

What will you learn

During this minor you will learn the fundamentals of the microelectronic technology and you will build competence in up-to-date implementations and applications. As a corollary, you will test the technology in a challenging design project during which you will develop in a team of 4 or 5 students a system that is conditional for any 5G or automotive radar application.

Via this minor you will acquire competences in:

  • the analysis and design of passive, high-frequency components, the basics of microfabrication, the solid-state physics underpinning the active electronic devices and on the interaction between different signal domains; additionally, non-EE students will be trained in the analysis of linear circuits, as a prerequisite to understanding complex electric networks
  • bridging the physical layer to state-of-the-art applications area, with a special emphasis on imaging and radio astronomy – the latter will also allow you developing basic python software modules for modelling astrophysical configurations.

Course overview

The courses are tailored according to two tracks for students with an EE or a non-EE background:

  • EE3345TU “Introduction to Physics of Electronics” – a basic homologation course
  • EE3355TU “Linear Circuits” – for non-EE students, only
  • EE3360TU “Transmission Lines”
  • EE3365TU “Basics of Microfabrication” – mandatory for EE students, optional (supplementary) for non-EE students
  • EE3370TU “Electronics for Imaging”
  • EE3375TU “Basics of Solid-State Physics”
  • EE3350TU “Introduction to Radio Astronomy”
  • EE3380TU “Transduction Effects”
  • Project: EE3385TU “5G and AutoRadar”

More information about the courses can be found in this year’s online study guide

Education methods

Lectures & (practical) instructions in both quarters + design project in the second quarter

Frequently Asked Questions

Register for this minor

To register, please follow the procedure described at Minors - English page, or Minors- Dutch page.


Dr. ing. I.E. Lager

Prof. dr. PJ French

Prof. Dr. A Neto

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