TMM4100 - Materials Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

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, material cost, principles for systematic materials selection 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

The candidate shall have a broad knowledge about the engineering materials including
- The fundamental structure 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.
The candidate shall be able to
- Do materials selection for specific applications.
- Describe microstructures and corresponding properties for selected materials.
- Solve basic engineering problems related to materials selection and components

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, exercises and laboratory work. The exercises shall be reported individually while laboratory work shall be reported by groups.

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.

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.

Course materials

William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch "Materials Science and Engineering", 9th 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 01.09.2012
TKT4240 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2021-05-28

Submission 2021-05-28

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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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