EE 147. Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Catalog Description: This course will teach fundamentals of micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film process technologies, photolithographic techniques, deposition and etching techniques, and the other technologies that are central to MEMS fabrication. It will pay special attention to teaching of fundamentals necessary for the design and analysis of devices and systems in mechanical, electrical, fluidic, and thermal energy/signal domains, and will teach basic techniques for multi-domain analysis. Fundamentals of sensing and transduction mechanisms including capacitive and piezoresistive techniques, and design and analysis of micmicromachined miniature sensors and actuators using these techniques will be covered.

Units: 3.0

Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering 16A and 16B

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for El Eng 147 after taking El Eng 247A.

Fall: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week
Spring: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Also listed as: EL ENG 147

Class Schedule (Fall 2018):
TuTh 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Cory 521 – Joseph Greenspun

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