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Simulation of Quantum Devices

Module EI7619

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 SS 2017 (current)

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
SS 2017WS 2015/6SS 2014

Basic Information

EI7619 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid from SS 2017 to WS 2019/20.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The module introduces simulation tools and methods useful for describing quantum mechanical effects in nanoscale device simulation. Topics covered range from the numerical solution of the Schrödinger equation to quantum transport simulation.

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of the module the students of this module are able to
- understand common methods for simulating quantum effects in nanoelectronics
- use related basic algorithms
- remember commercial simulation tools


Basic physical concepts, materials, electronic devices

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

In addition to the individual learning methods of the student, an improved understanding is targeted by performing computer exercises in individual and group work.
The theoretical background will be provided in the lectures based on traditional methods (computer-based presentations, discussion).
The exercises are based on interactive work (solving problem sets, computer exercises), the practica involve independent work.


The following media forms are used:
- Presentations
- Class material
- Exercises (solutions available for download on the Internet)
- Computer demonstrations, exercises and labs


Recommended literature:
- Class material available for download on the Internet
- J. H. Davies: The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

During an oral exam students discuss quantum effects and thee possibilities to simulate such effects with the lecturer.

Exam Repetition

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

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