Fabrication of Nanostructures - Project


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the project module on 4th semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


• Must have the knowledge and understanding of the most im-portant nanotechnological fabrication methods such as optical and e-beam lithography, physical and chemical vapor deposition, wet and dry etching techniques.
• Must have the knowledge and understanding of the most important imaging and analysis techniques, e.g. SEM, AFM, ellip-sometry etc.
• Should understand scientific methods and theories in relation to the topic of the semester.



  • Must be able to apply micro- and nano-fabrication methods to produce components for (bio)sensors, nanoelectronics, and nanooptics devices.
  • Must understand limitation and advantages of various fabrication techniques and must be able devise the fabrication process accordingly.
  • Must be able to evaluate the quality of the produced nanostructures.
  • Build a project report according to the scietific field's norms, include relevant literature, use correct academic language and communicate the project's problem and results in a written and oral manner in a coherent way, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions.
  • Justify choice of literature, methods, models and other tools used in the project work, and evaluate the project's problem in relevant academic, social, economic and theoretical context as well as in relation to the scientific literature.


  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of design, fabrication and analysis procedures required for production of functional nanoscale structures.
  • Must be able to apply the knowledge within nanofabrication in order to design, create, and analyse structures on the nanoscale.
  • Must be able to reflect over relevant theories and methods used for fabrication of nanostructures.
  • Handle planning and implementation of a project and handle complex and development-oriented tasks during the project work as well as contribute to the project group's work and results.
  • Identify own  needs for continued development and learning within the subject area.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 15 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student.



Name of examFabrication af nanostructures - project
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleFabrikation af nanostrukturer - projekt
Module codeF-NAN-B5-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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