This class was tough.
Great hands-on way to understand how industry makes semiconductors and other micro-scaled devices
The course itself was very interesting and educative. However, the most beneficial part of this class is the lab, in which you employ all the techniques you've learned about in lecture. Throughout the semester, you step-by-step fabricate your own Si wafer, and by the end of the class, you have characterized all the devices you've created. You pretty much get industry exposure in a classroom setting, and it's been one of the most useful classes I've taken in undergrad.
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Advice for students:
There are two, quite large papers due near the end of the semester. Therefore, take detailed notes during lab, and after every lab, do the post-lab assignments that are not technically required because they'll help immensely when composing the papers.