Course: International Summer School on Fluidic MEMS

Course no. :n/a
ECTS credits:5
Lecturer(s):Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Legler
Available: winter term summer term
Course type:Lecture/practical exercises
Exam type:???
Exam requirements: 
Objectives:The three-week international Summer School on Fluidic MEMS is focused on micro fluidic systems, a subtopic of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) concentrating on handling small amount of fluids.
In this course the students will learn about the physical laws applicable in micro fluidics, the calculation and simulation methods and the basic micro technologies for building micro fluidic systems.
In the hands-on training the students will experience the engineering approach to micro fluidic problems. A working micro fluidic chip for an analysis application will be realized.
The objectives are to give insights to technical as well as ethical, social and intercultural aspects of engineering work. Students learn how to integrate these aspects into the design of biomedical and fluidic devices which are certified and marketed within Europe.
The international Summer School on Fluidic MEMS is targeted to graduate students of biomedical engineering and related fields at the beginning of their Master studies.
Students take part in seminars and practical laboratory work on various topics. The course includes visits to hospitals and companies of the biomedical technology industry as well as excursions to local sights.
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All lectures and examinations are held in English language.
Course contents:The International Summer School on Fluidic MEMS imparts the state of the art knowledge in that specialized field of micro technology engineering, for instance:
- students learn the basics of microfluidics
- students learn the basic micro technologies for building micro fluidics (in course and hands-on)
- students learn the basic calculation and simulation methods for micro fluidics
- students learn about the latest developments in medical applications of micro fluidics
- students learn the engineering approach to a microfluidic problem in a hands-on project
- students learn to demonstrate their work
- students learn to organize their work in a short and limited timeframe
- students learn to work in international teams to find solutions
Furthermore the International Summer School on Fluidic MEMS is designed to add multidisciplinary aspects to the engineering education as for example
- working in international teams to find solutions which can cater for the needs of different cultures and to improve the skills in intercultural communication,
- giving presentations on technical topics to improve the English language skills
Students become professionals who will have a wider view not only on the technical but also on human aspects of micro technology engineering.
All lectures and examinations are held in English language.
Literature: 
available in modul:professional specialization in semester 9
professional specialization: individual in semester 9
_ 2. technical elective in semester 9