MM8484 - Applied Materials Seminar Series


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course covers a variety of topics in materials science, depending on available speakers. Topics will include tribology, composites and polymers, hydrogen, corrosion, and cover both experimental research and modelling. The seminars will be given by local as well as international speakers.

Learning outcome

The students will gain a broader understanding of the state of the art research in the field of applied materials science. They will learn to present their research in a high-level academic setting, ask questions of other speakers, and discuss.

Learning methods and activities

The students will attend seminars on current research in applied materials science. They will also have to present their work to each other, ask questions in the seminars, and contribute to discussions on the research.

Further on evaluation

(the information may be changed until June 15th)

The portfolio assessment will be based on:

- Registered attendance at a certain number of seminars

- participation in the discussion during and at the end of the seminars, by asking questions

- two seminars given by the student, one on own research and one with a review of literature on a relevant topic chosen by the student.

In principle, the seminars will be held regularly at fixed times every two weeks during the semester, but exceptions can be made for changes in the timetable depending on the availability of speakers. Students can freely choose when to participate, ask questions or present, provided there is space in the timetable. For this reason, the course may take more or less time to complete, depending on how often the student attends.

Attendance and participation will be recorded during the seminars. The seminars themselves will generally not be recorded. Students presenting should deliver their slides to the course supervisor, so that they can form the basis for the assessment of the presentation. Feedback will be given on the student's presentation during the seminar itself by teachers and other participants. All work is individual.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

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

A solid master degree in materials science, nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, or similar field.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100
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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