Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To give the student the understanding of the structure of materials and the impacts of it on its properties and performance as a design component. To be able to therefore select the best material for engineering applications.

Learning outcomes

Ability to identify limiting factors of the application environment and processing to materials selection
Ability to choose optimal material accordingly and by and financial issues in decision making

Course contents

* Understanding the application defined demands for material
* Description of potential materials
* Materials Selection based on costs, processing methods and required materials charactestics

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Polymer Chemistry [PT-1-005]
Polymer processing
Strenght of materials

Recommended or required reading

Callister - "Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering".
Askeland- "The Science and engineering of materials"
Ashby- "Materials Selection in mechanical Design"

Relevant articles via ScienceDirect.

Study activities

  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 62 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 132 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 132 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

All reports approved.


Paronen Mikael


Paronen Mikael

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2016-06-23

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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