Syllabus for Micro- and Nanotechnology II

Mikro- och nanoteknik II

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE018
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F, Materials Engineering A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-03-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements:

    130 credits in science/engineering. Micro- and Nanotechnology I should have been attended. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain and differentiate between concepts in semiconductor device physics, bio-chemical sensors, micro-optics and microfluidics,
  • explain how semiconductor devices work and discuss how they are utilised in various applications,
  • analyse the I-V (current-voltage) and C-V (capacitance-voltage) characteristics of different semiconductor devices,
  • describe the use of polymeric materials in micro- and nanotechnology, material properties, manufacturing technologies, analyse advantages and disadvantages of material choices, mainly in the area of microfluidics,
  • explain various approaches in which microsystems can be used for biomedical applications,
  • discuss and examine scientific publications relevant to the area and to communicate this information to others.


Basic concepts for various semiconductor devices such as diodes and transistors and the underlying physical principles. Principles used in various devices such as solar cell and temperature sensors, photodetectors and different memories. Principles used in biosensors. Manufacturing, use, and properties of polymeric materials and components within microfluidics. Miniaturized systems for the handling and analysis of cells for biomedical applications.


Lectures, projects, lab exercises and study visits.


Written exam at the end of the course (3 credits) as well as study visits, laboratory and project assignments (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Hu, Chenming. Modern semiconductor devices for integrated circuits

    Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c2010

    Find in the library

Additional compendium handed out by the teachers.