IMAK2010 - Material Properties and Use


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 70/100 3 hours
Work 30/100

Course content

Microstructure, properties (mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical) and application of materials (Metals, polymers, composites and ceramics) Selected processes within joining and coating Materials and sustainability

Learning outcome

The candidate:

  • has knowledge of structure, properties (including mechanical, electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties) and applications of selected metals, composites, polymers and ceramics and can suggest and discuss sustainable material selection in selected applications
  • has knowledge of selected processes for joining and surface treatment of materials and be able to describe and compare these
  • knows research and development work in the development and use of materials and can find and process relevant professional literature
  • can use relevant data tools for selected material technology issues, such as CES Edupack and Python
  • can plan, carry out and disseminate project work in material use, participate in professional discussions and use innovative techniques
  • can prepare and carry out laboratory work and document the work in written reports-has insight into and can discuss material use in a sustainability perspective

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, project, laboratory work. Expected time consumption: Lectures: 50 hours Lab work: 30 hours PBL: 30 hours Exercises: 20 hours Own contribution: 70 hours Total: 200 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Project
  • Exercises
  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

All compulsory work requirements (exercises, laboratory work and project work) must be approved to take the final written examination. Project work must be approved to submit project report. Information about requirements for the number of approved exercises and details of mandatory activities will be provided in the project work at the beginning of the semester. In case of re-sit exam, written exam may be changed to oral exam. Voluntary repeating of the final written exam is possible, but not the project. For applications for crediting, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be dealt with individually and the applicant must be able to count credits for overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course requires admission to the study programme Bachelor of Engineering, Materials Technology, NTNU, Trondheim (FTHINGMAT).

Course materials

William D. Callister and David G. Rethwisch: Materials science and engineering. SI version., Wiley, 9th edition, 2014. Various distributed resources and literature.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAK2006 4.0 AUTUMN 2020
TMAK3004 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Written examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 70/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Work 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 70/100





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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