Materials Science
2015-2016 - 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 (by agreement) 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 on Campus
Lab. exercises/demonstrations on Campus
Oral presentation by agreement
Online learning

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

Re-sit August 2016 for the written exam.
Project must be taken again at the next regular implementation.

Tillatte hjelpemidler

Code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
Read more about permitted examination aids.

Coursework Requirements

  • Students are responsible for establishing project groups and optionally contacting a manufacturing company.
  • Status project underway.

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