MM8420 - Advanced Metallic Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 49/100 1 hours D
work 51/100

Course content

The course will cover frequently used engineering metals such as structural steel, stainless steel, superalloys, titanium, aluminium and others. Course will be specifically focus on the relationship between fabrication, microstructure and resultant mechanical properties of materials. The students select topics and write state-of-the art reports using recent scientific literature. The report will form the basis for an oral examination.

Learning outcome

After the course, the students shall be able to
- Demonstrate knowledge linked to the topics given in the course
- Discuss and analyse relevant problems and challenges connected to these topics
- Prepare and present parts of the topics covered in terms of Power-Point for teachers and students

Learning methods and activities

The course will be given in the Fall semester, every year. The course will be given in terms of study groups and self-study combined with lectures and colloquiums. The curriculum can be adjusted to the individual students depending on wish and need. If there are less than 4 registered students, the course coordinator will decide whether the course will take place.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes Works counting 51 % and an oral exam counting 49 % of the final grade. The results for the entire portfolio are graded passed or not passed. Passed requires at least 70 % score in total for the portfolio. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Course materials

A selection will be made among recent scientific papers and text books, depending on the detailed topics included.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Mechanical Integrity in Machine Design
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 49/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 49/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 51/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 51/100
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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