Materials Science
2014-2015 - TEK2091 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes


The student should:

  • Have broad knowledgeabout basic materials science, especially about metals and in general forother  design materials.
  • Have knowledge abouthow to choose the right materialsin design.
  • Have knowledge abouthow to update their knowledgein the field.
  • Have general knowledgeof the subject's history.


The student should:

  • be able to reflecton their own professional practice and adjust this undersupervision.
  • be able to locate,assess and refer toinformation and subject matter thatcan be used in the problem.

General knowledge

The student should:

  • carry out variousproblems in the subject as a participant in agroup.
  • propose andexchange views and experiences of an issue for aproject within the course themes, and in a group implement the  project throughout the semester with guidance.
  • be able to communicate subject matter and the project results orally and in writing.


  • Atomic structure, arrangement, and movement
  • Controlling the microstructure and mechanical properties of materials
  • Design materials (Steel, Light metals, Ceramics, Polymers, wood and Composites)
  • Processing and surface treatment examples
  • Materials selection in design

Teaching Methods

Group works
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Lectures (Campus Students)
Lab. exercises (Campus Students)
Oral presentation (Campus Students)

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Written exam, 3 hours (counts 60 %)
Assessment of one project (counts 40 %)
Each of the parts must be passed separately.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner.

Re-sit examination

Next regular written exam.
Project must be taken again at the next regular implementation.

Examination support

Approved calculator that can not communicate with other.

Coursework Requirements

For campus students:

  • Oral presentation of scheduled exercises and projects. (Campus students)
  • Participation inlaboratoryexercises.Laboratory reportthat mustbeapproved.(CampusStudents)

For students on flexible education:

  • Project report must contain a description and discussion of the material test methods appropriate for the selected project. (Flexible students)

Teaching Materials

Syllabus provided when the course starts.

Subject material found on the website:

Current support:
- Materiallære; Ørnulf Grøndalen; ISBN 9788276746211
- Essentials of Materials Science and Engineering; Donald R. Askeland and Pradeep P. Phule; ISBN 0-499-24442-2
- Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, An Integrated Approach; William D. Callister Jr.; ISBN 978-0-471-47014-4

Replacement course for

MAS1131 - Materials Science