MM8455 - Experimental and Modelling Approaches on Surface Science, Corrosion and Tribology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral/practical exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral/practical exam 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

This course aims at extending the knowledge acquired in TMM4205, TMT4255, or similar master level courses by going more in detail in the different topics. The course will focus on the needs of the PhD students i.e., the contents will be tailor made according to the PhD work plan and needs. The aim is to provide the student with tools within their field to perform proper and adequate research.

Learning outcome

In this course the PhD student will learn how to prepare a small research project going deeper in one of the topics related to his/her PhD work. Deeper knowledge will be acquired in one specific topic and skills like research reporting and presentation will be also acquired.

Learning methods and activities

The student will prepare a weekly presentation of one or some of the selected research papers out of the list made at the start of the course. The goal is to have a discussion about the research presented in the papers and go deep in the topic.

The final delivery of the course will be a presentation with the summary of the main learning outcomes of the course. In this presentation the supervisor of the student will be present and a discussion similar to a PhD defence will take place.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report

Required previous knowledge

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

Course materials

The student together with the course responsible and his/her PhD supervisor will chose a series of research papers related to the topic of study.

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)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Mechanical Integrity
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
  • Materials Technology and Electrochemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral/practical exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral/practical exam 100/100 A 2023-12-05 09:00
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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