arrowarrowJeremy C. Sit – Courses taught

I have taught a wide range of courses at the under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate levels.  Generally, I teach core courses in the cir­cuits/elec­tron­ics area and spe­cial­ised/elect­ive and grad­uate-level courses in the field of micro- and nano-fab­rica­tion.

Fall 2017 and Winter 2018

As I am on sabbatical leave for this academic year, I am not teaching courses.  My teaching duties will resume in the Fall 2018/Win­ter 2019 academic year.

Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

Courses I taught in the previous academic year:

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ECE 457 — Micro­fab­ri­ca­tion and de­vices — previously taught in Fall 2016
This course pro­vides stu­dents with a solid ground­ing in the basic con­cepts and meth­ods re­quired for mod­ern micro­fab­ri­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gies used for micro­elect­ron­ics and micro­sys­tems.  The centre­piece of the course is a hands-on experiential lab which puts stu­dents in the state-of-the-art nanoFAB facility.  In recent years, I have led efforts to revamp the lab manual and to update the photolithographic masks used for the lab projects.
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ECE 303 — Ana­log Elec­tron­ics (formerly EE 350) — previously taught in Winter 2017
This course builds on, and is essen­tially a con­tin­u­a­tion of, ECE 302 (Elec­tronic devices; for­merly EE 340).  We start with con­cepts such as fre­quency response and feed­back, and lead­ing to advanced ana­log elect­ronic cir­cuits such as fil­ters, opera­tional amp­li­fiers, and data-convertor cir­cuits.
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ECE 558 — Micro- and Nano-Fab­ri­ca­tion Topics I — previously taught in Fall 2016
This grad­u­ate-level course sur­veys cur­rent micro- and nano-fab­rica­tion tech­nolo­gies central to research­ers in our area.  Topics covered include high vacuum tech­nol­ogy, thin film depo­si­tion, and an intro­duc­tion to thin film mate­rials sci­ence with empha­sis on mate­rials prop­er­ties and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion.  A related course, ECE 559 (Micro- and nano-fab­ri­ca­tion topics II), is offered in Win­ter term by Prof. X. Wang.  Note that you can take ECE 558 and ECE 559 in either order.

Other courses previously taught

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ECE 304 — Dig­i­tal Elec­tron­ics (formerly EE 351) — last taught in Win­ter term 2013
This course, like ECE 303, follows ECE 302 (Elec­tronic devices; for­merly EE 340), but focusses on the dig­i­tal end of the spec­trum.  We start from tran­sistor-level elec­tri­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics and high-level log­i­cal behav­iour and put these to­gether to build our way to logic gates and more com­plex sys­tems includ­ing sequen­tial logic, mem­ory, and arith­me­tic cir­cuits.
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EE 250 — Elec­tri­cal Circuits II (now called ECE 203) — Last taught Win­ter 2005
This is the second under­grad­u­ate course in elec­tri­cal cir­cuit anal­y­sis and is part of the core Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing, Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing, and Engi­neer­ing Phys­ics pro­grams.
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EE 340 — Elec­tronic De­vices (now called ECE 302) — Last taught Fall 2007
This course builds on the sec­ond-year cir­cuit anal­y­sis courses (ECE 202 and 203) to lay the foun­da­tion for the study of ana­log and dig­ital elec­tron­ics.  We be­gin with the study of di­odes and tran­sis­tors at the de­vice level and pro­gress to cir­cuits using these active de­vices and ap­pli­ca­tions built around such cir­cuits.  The de­sign lab­o­ra­tory com­po­nent pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity to put the con­cepts learned in the class­room to work to solve prac­ti­cal elec­tron­ics de­sign prob­lems.
EE 641 (High Vacuum Technology) — Last taught Fall 2001
The material of this course and another course evolved into ECE 558 (see above).