TMAK3004 - Materials Technology 4


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 30/100
Home examination 70/100 4 hours

Course content

Electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties of materials. Advanced materials and applications related to energy production (solar cells, wind turbines and fuel cells) and storage (membrane technology and batteries).

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The candidate has knowledge of electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties of materials. - The candidate has knowledge of selected advanced materials and is familiar with research and development work within the field. - The candidate has knowledge of different technologies for renewable energy production. - The candidate has knowledge of different technologies for energy storage. Skills - The candidate can plan and carry out laboratory work and document the work in written reports. - The candidate can find and process relevant literature in advanced materials and applications. - The candidate can put production of renewable energy and energy storage in a global and socioeconomic context. - The candidate can perform calculations related to the capacity and efficiency of selected technologies. General competence - The candidate can plan and carry out a project in material technology in a group. - The candidate can communicate project work in writing and verbally. - The candidate has insight into the environmental, health, social and economic consequences of selected technical applications.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and project work (the project includes laboratory work, oral presentations and written reporting) Expected Time Consumption: Lectures: 50 hours Preparation and follow-up lecture: 50 hours Exercise lessons: 12 hours Self-employed exercises: 12 hours Project, organized activities: 20 hours Project, self-employment in groups: 100 hours Exam Preparation: 50 hours TOTAL: 282 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam in March. In case of re-sit exam the written exam may be changed to oral exam. Exercises must be approved to pass a written exam. Project work must be approved to submit the project report. Re-sit exam and voluntary repetition may be carried out for each assesment. There is a right to make a complaint against grades in each assessment independently. In the case of applications for crediting, approving and filing of subjects from previous cohorts or other institutions' corresponding education programs, each application will be processed individually and the applicant must be able to include credits reduction on overlapping subjects.

Specific conditions

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

Access to the course requires admission to the study programme Bachelor of Engineering, Materials Technology, NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

William D. Callister and David G. Rethwisch: Materials science and engineering. SI version., Wiley, 9th edition, 2014. David S. Ginley and David Caen, Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Cambridge University Press, 2012. Other relavant literature that is distributed or the students provide themselves.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAK2005 2.0 AUTUMN 2017
IMAK2010 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: A
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


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: Assignment and home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 70/100





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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