System Engineering for Life Cell Monitoring

Module EI7539

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

EI7539 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid to WS 2015/6.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Cell based assays are increasingly important for clinical, pharmaceutical and toxicological research. This lecture is about strategies for in-vivo/ex-vivo monitoring,micro-optic and micro-electric sensors used for cell monitoring, requirements for life support systems, automation, management of data and regulatory standards. Examples for applications and ethical issues are also treated.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module students are able to understand the specific engineering requirements encountered in the monitoring of live cells and live tissues and to evaluate critically the presented devices and methods.


Physics; basic skills in hardware and software engineering

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

Teaching ex-cathedra and with chalkboard, workshops, short presentations by students


presentation, lecture notes



Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Modulprüfung mit folgenden Bestandteilen: - Schriftliche Abschlußklausur (100%)

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

Condensed Matter

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Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.