TMT4178 - Applied Materials Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The following topics are included; phase transformations, microstructure evolution and structure-properity relations in engineering materials like steels, light metals (e.g Al), ceramics, polymers, composites and functional materials (i.e. their optical, magnetic, electrical and optical properties). Also the subject corrosion will be addressed.

Learning outcome

The course is a continuation of the introductory course in materials science, and will provide an overview of the most important technological materials such as steel, light metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Also functional materials are covered.

In addition, a brief introduction to the subject corrosion is provided. After completing the course the student should: - Be familiar with the term kinetics in relation to microstructure evolution 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 basic knowledge of ceramics, polymers and composites, their microstructure evolution and crystal structure, and be able 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 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 mid-term test. The total working load corresponds to ca. 210 working-hours/student.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Mid term test

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

If fail or retake it is the written final exam you are taking again.

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 - An Introduction, 9th edition (SI Version). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 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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