Synthesis and Modelling within Nanomaterials and Nanophysics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained comprehensive knowledge and understanding of fabrication and modelling used, used in the area of nanomaterials and nanophysics.


  • Be able to choose a material or material system for a given application
  • Be able to fabricate and/or model a material or materials system for a given application
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the micro- or nanostructured material or materials system and its influence on the desired application.
  • Be able to give a critical evaluation of the methods applied for characterization, fabrication and/or modelling of nanostructured materials.
  • Be able to compare theoretical, numerical and experimental results.
  • Compose a project report according to the norms of the scientific field, include relevant original literature, use correct academic language and communicate the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a coherent written and oral manner, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions.
  • Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant technical scientific context.


  • Be able to devise an experimental method and a numerical model to falsify or validate a given hypothesis.
  • Be able to use advanced experimental and numerical techniques within the field of nanomaterials and nanophysics.
  • Be able to apply the background theory and the insight obtained, to synthesize and model materials for a given application.
  • Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for conducting professional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for own academic development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.


Name of examSynthesis and Modelling within Nanomaterials and Nanophysics
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleSyntese og modellering indenfor nanomaterialer og nanofysik
Module codeM-MN-K2-1A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Materials and Nanotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science