Lightweight design
- TEK2061 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of materials selection, manufacturing and the use of lightweight materials in design. The course will emphasize on use of aluminium.


- Lightweight materials in general, emphasize on aluminium
- Industrial ecology, life-cycle analysis
- Materials selection
- Industrial design
- Joining methods
- Surface treatment
- Design and dimensioning
- Length of life

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Open learning and distance teaching over the Internet. Team- and projectwork.
Supplementary teaching in class rooms will be given.

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Grading combination:
Written exam, 3 hours (counts- 60 %)
Projectwork (counts 40 %)
Students must pass both in order to complete the course.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Two internal examiner

Coursework Requirements

3 exercises to be approved for written exam.

Teaching Materials

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