TMM4100 - Materials Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course content is focused on materials properties and behavior with respect to mechanical design and engineering. The course takes both a general approach and a detailed approach where the first includes: Materials and theirs roles and importance in history and in modern society, materials and innovations, resources and availability, life cycle cost, sustainability and environmental considerations, principles for systematic materials selection with respect to performance of materials, and principles for engineering design with respect to material properties. Detailed topics are: physical and mechanical properties including density, elastic properties, yielding and plastic properties, hardness and ductility. Relations between atomic structure, molecular structure, microstructure and material properties. Phase diagrams, heat treatment and strengthening mechanisms for important metals and alloys. Corrosion and degradation mechanisms. Important engineering materials will be emphasized: Carbon steels, steel alloys, light weight alloys, engineering polymers and fiber composites. Some selected processing and manufacturing methods are included.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate shall have a broad knowledge about the engineering materials including

  • the fundamental structures and properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites,
  • the relationships between structures and properties,
  • manufacturing, processing and fabrication of materials,
  • properties and performance of materials in different environments,
  • the principles for rational and knowledge-based selection of materials

Skills: The candidate shall be able to

  • describe molecular structure, microstructures and corresponding properties for common materials
  • use fundamental framework and relations to quantify features of material structures, the effect of important mechanisms and the properties of materials
  • solve basic engineering problems related to materials selection for components and structures.

General competence: The candidate shall be able to

  • communicate the aspects of materials and material technology related to mechanical engineering,
  • recognize the needs for specific material competence in different engineering projects and
  • be able to make sound estimates and judgments about the feasibility of engineering solutions involving materials and material selection.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, demonstrations and exercises. Laboratory work can be included in the exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Course materials

William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch "Materials Science and Engineering", 8th/9th/10th Edition (SI version), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Notes and other teaching resources will be specified.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO2005 7.5
TMM4105 7.5 AUTUMN 2012
TKT4240 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
MAST2200 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
MASG2200 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Product Development
  • Materials and Processes
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-16 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 96
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 38
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 39
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 68
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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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