TMAK1002 - Basic Material Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 30/100 3 hours A
Home examination 70/100 4 hours A

Course content

- Solid structures
- Defects, disloactions and strengthening mechanisms
- Diffusion in solids
- Mechanical properties of materials and measurement of them: elastic and plastic deformation.
- Phase diagram and phase transformation, with focus on steel and aluminum alloys
- Properties and application of the major metal alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites
- Environmental consequences of the production and use of different materials

Learning outcome

The candidate:

- have basic knowledge and can make relevant calculations in crystallography, and can predict crystal structure for ceramic materials

- have knowledge of how defects and diffusion in materials affect the structure and mechanical properties of the material

- has an overview of mechanical properties of materials, and can use experimental data from tests to evaluate selected properties

- have an understanding of the structure of binary phase diagrams and can use these to determine phase composition and explain the development of microstructure to metallic materials

- have insight into key properties and applications of metals, ceramics, composites and polymers, and can use this to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using the different material groups

- can use relevant data tools (eg Python) for numerical calculations on selected problems in material technology

- can use relevant data tools (eg CES EduPack) to compare and discuss different material properties, phase diagrams and life cycle analyzes

- can plan, carry out and communicate project work in writing and orally, and participate in professional discussions on environmental consequences in the production and use of materials

- can prepare and carry out laboratory work and document the work in written reports

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, computer exercises, laboratory work, project work and self study.

Expected time consumption:
Lectures: 80 hours
Exercises: 30 hours
Computer exercises: 10 hours
Laboratory course: 20 hours (includes preparation and report writting)
Project work: 40 hours
Self study: 90 hours
Total: 270 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Computer exercise
  • Exercise
  • lab work
  • Project work

Further on evaluation

Permitted aids for the part-exam and final exam: Specific, simple calculator.

All compulsory work requirements (exercises, laboratory work and project work) must be approved to take the final written examination. Information about requirements for the number of approved exercises/computer exercises and details of mandatory activities in the laboratory work and project work will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

In case of re-sit semester exam, written exam may be changed to oral exam. In case of re-sit exam, written exam may be changed to oral exam. Voluntary repeating of the final written exam and semester exam is possible, but not the project work.

For applications for crediting, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be dealt with individually and the applicant must be able to count credits for overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Materials engineering (FTHINGMAT)

Required previous knowledge

Acess to course requires being accepted into the Bachelor in Engineering, Materials Technology, NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

William D. Callister og David G. Rethwisch: Materials science and engineering. SI version., Wiley, 9th Edition, 2014

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAK2001 6.0 01.09.2017
TMAK1001 4.0 01.09.2017
More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 30/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 30/100 A

Release 2021-02-18

Submission 2021-02-18

Release 13:00

Submission 16:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 70/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 70/100 A

Release 2021-06-04

Submission 2021-06-04

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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