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Introduction to Nanotechnology

Module EI5066

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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.

Basic Information

EI5066 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This module description is valid to WS 2013/4.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 45 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Approaches to nanotechnology: bottom-up vs. top-down. Characterization and fabrication issues in the nanoscale. Applications of nanotechnology in electronics, optoelectronics, telecommunications, medicine, biology, mechanics and robotics. Overview of nanotechnology programs in USA, Japan and Europe. Economical implications of nanotechnology: R&D in Information-Technology-oriented industries, new start-up companies, venture capitals. As part of the module small projectswill be assigned, selected from a list of topics covering both experimental, computational and economical topics.

Learning Outcome

The course aims at providing an introduction to nanotechnology,
and the application in several fields such as e.g. chemistry,medicine, energy, materials, automotive.
Coverning the basis of nanostructures and nanosystems.


Materials, electronic devices.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Please keep in mind that course announcements are regularly only completed in the semester before.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Als Lehrmethode wird in den Vorlesungen Frontalunterricht, in den Übungen Arbeitsunterricht (Aufgaben rechnen) gehalten.


Folgende Medienformen finden Verwendung:
- Präsentationen
- Skript
- Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen als Download im Internet.


C. Poole and F. Owens, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley. R. Waser (Ed.), Nanoelectronics and Information Technology, Wiley.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Modulprüfung mit folgenden Bestandteilen: - Abschlussklausur

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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