IMAK2012 - Material and Process Selection


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

Simple introduction to mechanics with a focus on application in material selection. Systematic material and process selection for selected products with the main focus on mechanical design (Ashby's method of using material indices and the computer program "GRANTA Edupack"). Sustainable material and process selection and simple life cycle analyzes for selected products. Drawing, calculation and analysis of simple mechanical models in the "SolidWorks" computer program, and 3D-printing of a model.

Learning outcome

The candidate:

  • can explain and apply relevant formulas and tables in mechanics with a focus on bending beams
  • knows the basic principles of mechanical modeling and can use them to perform calculations and analysis of simple mechanical models in the "SolidWorks" computer program.
  • have knowledge of methods for systematic material selection and can use these methods in the computer tool "GRANTA Edupack" to make good and reasoned material choices for selected products
  • can apply knowledge about processes for forming, joining and coating of materials to organize and compare processes, and make a systematic and justified choice.
  • has insight into the environmental, economic and societal consequences of material and process choices, and can apply the knowledge to make simple life cycle analyzes, make more sustainable choices and discuss the choices.
  • can plan, execute and disseminate project work in writing and orally, and participate in professional discussions in material and process selection focusing on mechanical design and sustainability.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises (theory and practical use of digital tools, 3D-printing) and project work.

Expected Time Consumption:

  • Lectures: 50 hours
  • Own work: 60 hours
  • Exercises: 50 hours
  • Project work: 40 hours
  • Total: 200 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Submission-SW
  • Project work
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

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

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

Michael F. Ashby: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Butterworth-Heinemann, 5th Edition, 2017. Disserted literature.

Digital tools: GRANTA Edupack and SolidWorks

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAK2008 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4340 3.0 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: 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 *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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