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Computational Methods in Nanoelectronics

Module EI7319

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.

Module version of WS 2014/5 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2014/5WS 2013/4

Basic Information

EI7319 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The module will present a broad overview of computational methods useful in nanoelectronics, ranging from numerical approaches for the determination of the electronic and optical properties of nanostructures to the modeling and simulation of nanodevices.

Learning Outcome

After completion of the module students will understand the mathematical basis of various computational methods. They will be able to analyse current numerical implementations for computation and simulation of nanodevices and create new numerical strategies.


Basic Physical concepts, materials, electronic devices

For MSc EI students the following modules should be passed before taking the course:
- Nanoelectronics
- Nanotechnology

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VI 4 Computational Methods in Nanoelectronics Thu, 16:45–18:15, N2103
Thu, 15:00–16:30, N1812

Learning and Teaching Methods

In addition to classical lectures and tutorials, the students will learn through direct use/ application of specific computational tools.
Lectures will be based on powerpoint presentations together with discussions. The computational tools will be used in the computer lab in a student centered tutorial followed by related exercises.


The following kinds of media are used:
- Presentations
- Lecture notes
- Exercises with solutions
- Interactive access to web based computational simulation tools


The following literature is recommended:
- Additional reading material, class notes and useful web sources will be provided to the students by a sharepoint system

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination consists in a 60 minutes long written exam. Half of the examination will be focused on answering several questions, while the second part will consist in solving directly numerical exercises.

In the first part of the written examination students demonstrate by answering questions under time pressure the theoretical knowledge of the topics discussed during the course and their connections. The second part will test their skill in directly applying computational models to solve problems in real nanoscale devices.

The final grade will be based 50% on the first part and 50% on the second part of the written test.

Modulprüfung mit folgenden Bestandteilen:
- 60 Min. schriftliche Prüfung (100%)

Exam Repetition

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

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