General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Aim of the course is that the student is able to
-give well structured reports with professional style
-work as a member of a group

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be familiar with
-the contents of the degree study programme (Materials Processing Technology)
- the career possibilities
-the importance of professional networks
- the most common material types
- typical material processing methods
- professional working methods

Course contents

Overview of engineering as a career
Overview of processing methods
Overview of modern material types
Professional practises
Group working and reporting

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

Introduction to Plastics

Recommended or required reading

Announced in Itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 12 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 33 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

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Accepted reports and assignments


  • Andersson Mirja
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin


Andersson Mirja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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