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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 WS 2015/6

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 2014 to WS 2016/7.

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
Folgende Module sollten vor der Teilnahme bereits erfolgreich absolviert sein:
- Elektronische Bauelemente - Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik

Es wird empfohlen, ergänzend an folgenden Modulen teilzunehmen:
- Nanoelectronics - Computational Methods in Nanoelectronics

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VI 4 Simulation of Quantum Devices Jirauschek, C. Seitner, L.
Assistants: Popp, J.
Tue, 13:15–14:45, virtuell
Tue, 15:00–16:30, virtuell

Learning and Teaching Methods

Als Lernmethode wird zusätzlich zu den individuellen Methoden des Studierenden eine vertiefende Wissensbildung durch Durchführung von Computerübungen in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit angestrebt.

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


Folgende Medienformen finden Verwendung:
- Präsentationen
- Vorlesungsskript/ -unterlagen
- Computerdemonstrationen unter Verwendung entsprechender Simulationsprogramme
- Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen als Download im Internet


Folgende Literatur wird empfohlen:
- Vorlesungsskript/ -unterlagen
- 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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