MM8420 - Advanced Metallic Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 30 minutes A

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 focused on the relationship between fabrication, microstructure and resultant mechanical properties of materials. In Addition to the conventional bulk materials, advanced materials and structures such as lattice architected materials would be of great interest in the course. The students write state-of-the art reports using recent scientific literature on the given topics at the beginning of the course. 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 scientific reports and Power-Point presentation 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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report

Further on evaluation

It is mandatory to deliver a written report of state-of-the-art prior to the final assessment of the course. The report must be approved in order to get permission for the oral presentation of the given topic and the oral examination. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a PhD program at NTNU or a different university.

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 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 A 2023-11-16 13:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 A
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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