IMAK1003 - Introduction to material- and energy technology


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

  • Structure, material properties (focus on mechanical) and areas of use for ceramics, metals, polymers and composites
  • Introduction to energy technology (selected technologies for energy production and storage) and materials included in the technologies
  • Primary production of materials and fabrication of products
  • Sustainability and the life cycle of materials (production, fabrication, use and waste management)

Learning outcome

The candidate:

  • Can describe and discuss relationships between crystal structure, microstructure, typical material properties and areas of use for metals, ceramics, polymers and composites
  • Has an overview of mechanical testing and mechanical properties of materials, and can compare different material groups and test methods
  • Can perform selected mechanical tests in the laboratory and process, evaluate and report experimental data
  • Can describe the operation and principle of selected technologies for energy production and storage
  • Can identify key materials that are included in selected energy technologies, and explain which material properties are important for the function
  • Can describe selected production and fabrication processes for ceramics, metals, polymers and composites at a basic level
  • Has basic knowledge of the life cycle of materials, and can assess how different life phases affect the goal of sustainable development
  • Can use relevant computer tools, for example GRANTA EduPack, to compare and discuss different material properties and do simple life cycle analyzes
  • Can carry out project work in groups and communicate the work orally

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, laboratory work, project work and self-study.

Expected time spent:

  • Lectures: 55 hours
  • Exercises: 30 hours
  • Laboratory work: 20 hours
  • Project work: 20 hours
  • Self-study: 75 hours
  • Total: 200 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work
  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

All compulsory work requirements (exercises, laboratory and project work) must be approved to take the final written examination. Information about requirements for the number of approved exercises and details about the laboratory an project work will be provided at the beginning of the semester. In case of re-sit exam, written exam may be changed to oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Materials Engineering (FTHINGMAT)

Course materials

William D. Callister jr. and David G. Rethwisch, Callister's Materials Science and Engineering, 10th Edition, Global Edition, Wiley, 2019.

Digital tools: GRANTA Edupack

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAK1002 4.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 41
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 3
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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