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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to teach modern methods
for applying materials science knowledge to
physical challenges in engineering.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to understand the physical properties
of materials, their scientific basis,
investigative methods and modern applications.

Course contents

Phase diagrams
Electrical properties
Thermal properties
Magnetic properties
Optical properties

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Laboratory safety for engineers or Introduction to
University Studies (2017-18 or earlier)

Recommended or required reading

Lecture material provided in itslearning.
Much of this course is based upon three
textbooks Tro's "Chemistry: Structure and
properties" (Pearson), Shackelford's
"Introduction to materials science and
engineering" (Pearson) and Callister's
"Materials science and engineering" (Wiley).

Study activities

  • Lectures - 27 hours
  • Practical exercises - 9 hours
  • Individual studies - 99 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

60% online exam
40% lab exercises


Makkonen-Craig Stewart


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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