TMT4178 - Applied 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

Structural materials, in particular steels, non-ferrous metals (e.g., aluminium), ceramics, polymers and composites, with emphasis on their microstructure, mechanical properties and industrial applications. The topics of phase diagrams and phase transitions, as well as the phenomenon of corrosion, will also be addressed. Finally, the course provides an introduction to functional materials and their optical, magnetic and electrical properties.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should:

  • Be familiar with the term kinetics in relation to evolution of microstructure in metallic materials, and specifically understand C-curves and CCT diagrams.
  • Be able to use binary phase diagrams and CCT diagrams to interpret the response of steels and aluminium alloys to industrial heat treatment and welding.
  • Have a basic knowledge of ceramics, polymers and composites, their microstructural evolution and crystal structure, and be able to estimate their properties based on the rule of mixtures and elementary fracture mechanics.
  • Understand the mechanisms of corrosion and degradation of materials, and further be able to use this knowledge to estimate the corrosion rate and lifetime under different operating conditions.
  • Have a basic knowledge of functional materials, and to some extent also a quantitative understanding of factors affecting their electrical, optical and magnetic properties.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and midterm test. The total workload corresponds to approx. 210 hours per student.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Mid term test

Further on evaluation

In the event of a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. The final, written exam may be re-taken (e.g., in the event of a failing grade or as a voluntary re-take) if the obligatory activities (exercises and midterm test) have been approved.

Course materials

Callister's Materials Science and Engineering, 10th Edition, Global Edition

William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAK1002 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials Technology and Electrochemistry
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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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