Project: Economic Aspects of Nanotechnology
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of SS 2017
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2020/1||SS 2019||SS 2017|
EI4585 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of soft-skill courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- Introduction to nanoelectronics
- Introduction to nanotechnology
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
The following literature is recommended:
- H. Paschen et al., Nanotechnologie Springer-Verlag, 2004.
- J. Schulte (Hrsg.), Nanotechnologie: Globale Strategien, Branchentrends und Anwendungen, Wiley, 2005.
Description of exams and course work
The report is drawn up in teamwork. The methods discussed in the seminar, such as patent analysis, crowd-funding, market analysis or business plan, are applied and scientifically evaluated, whereby the clear and precise summary of the most important facts and the conclusions drawn from them are in the foreground (15-20-page report).
In the oral presentation followed by discussion, the students show that they understand important applications, perspectives and opportunities of selected technologies in the field of nanotechnology and can evaluate them within the framework of a patent analysis, crowd-funding, market analysis or business plan. The presentation focuses on the visualization of the results and conclusive lines of argumentation. (20 minutes presentation, 20 minutes subsequent discussion).
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.