The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Im 2005 - 2006 - Process management


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To give students an understanding of the structure of materials and their role in manufacturing processes. The information covered here is meant to be a building block on the knowledge gained by the students in manufacturing processes and to be a building block on the knowledge gained by the students in manufacturing processes and chemistry and will further develop their understanding of the properties, processing characteristics and capabilities of modern engineering materials, such as ceramics,polymers and composites.

Learning outcomes

1) To relate the atomic structure of materials to their mechanical properties.
2) To explain the effect of impurities on the mechanical properties of materials.
3) To design the manufacturing processes for the production of engineering products.
4) To choose an appropriate material for products for each application.

Course contents

- Chemical bonds
- Ceramic materials
- Polymer materials
- Composite materials
- Introduction to Ferrous alloys, Cast iron and Nonferrous alloys

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Reference literature
The Science and Engineering of Materials.
Donald R.Askeland
ISBN 0-534-93423-4

Study activities

  • Lectures - 50 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 15 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 40 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 95 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Holmberg Mariann


Holmberg Mariann

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • 2006-12-14 - Reports and productions

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