MASG2200 - Materials engineering


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

The course content is focused on materials properties and behavior with respect to mechanical design and engineering. The course takes both a general approach and a detailed approach where the first includes: Materials and theirs roles and importance in history and in modern society, resources and availability, sustainability and environmental considerations, principles for systematic materials selection with respect to performance of materials, and principles for engineering design with respect to material properties. It will also provide an introduction to basic subjects in chemistry that are adapted for mechanical engineering.

Detailed topics are: physical and mechanical properties including density, elastic properties, yielding and plastic properties, hardness and ductility. Atoms, bonds, elements and compounds, mixtures, solid solutions, red-ox reactions, galvanic elements. Relations between atomic structure, molecular structure, microstructure and material properties. Phase diagrams, heat treatment and strengthening mechanisms for important metals and alloys. Materials testing methods (both destructive and non-destructive). Corrosion and degradation mechanisms.

Important engineering materials will be emphasized: Carbon steels, steel alloys, light weight alloys, engineering polymers and fiber composites. Some selected processing and manufacturing methods are included.

Learning outcome


  • The candidate knows the materials inner properties and structure and production methods and how the production affects the material properties.
  • The candidate is familiar with different testing and inspection methods of properties for common construction materials.
  • The candidate has knowledge about materials science historical development and environmental impact of material choice in the design.
  • The candidate is able to make an appropriated choice of the materials in the design based on form, strength, production methods and environmental footprint.


The candidate is able to:

  • make the right choice of materials for a construction based on shape, strength, manufacturing process, environment and life cycle.
  • choose the right heat/mechanical process to strengthen the properties of metallic materials.
  • choose a reasonable manufacturing method for concrete components/products depending on the type of material.

General competence:

The candidate is able to:

  • explain and discuss general aspects of materials and materials technology related to mechanical construction
  • make sensible judgments about the suitability of materials in construction solutions with regard to strength, durability and life cycle.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and laboratory work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Resit exam: If 5 or less are registered for resit exam, it can be converted into an oral exam. Re-sit exam in August.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS-F)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

Course materials

William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch "Materials Science and Engineering", 8th/9th/10th Edition (SI version), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lecture notes and other course material that will be specified.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MAST2200 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
TMM4100 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MAST2100 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MASG2100 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MASA2100 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Materials Production Processes
  • Materials Science and Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-16 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 40
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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