Characterisation and Modeling of Nanostructures


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the project module on 3rd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have the knowledge and understanding of how nanostructures are built up.
  • Must have knowledge on structures and their function.
  • Must have the knowledge of and be able to apply relevant characterization techniques within nanotechnology.
  • Must have the knowledge and understanding of properties at the atomic and molecular level.


  • Must be able to apply theoretical models to describe nanostructures and their properties
  • Must be able to apply techniques for characterization of nanostructures such as microscopy and spectroscopy


  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of properties and function of nanostructures
  • Must be able to apply the knowledge to characterize and model nanostructures
  • Must be able to reflect over theories and models which are used to explain function and properties of nanostructures

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 10 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 300 hours for the student.



Name of examCharacterization and Modelling of Nanostructures
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Group exam based on a presentation seminar and a project report.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKarakterisering og modellering af nanostrukturer
Module codeF-NAN-B4-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersA


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Physics and Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science