TMT4185 - Materials Science and Engineering


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

Sustainable materials. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding. Structure of crystalline solids. Defects and dislocations. Diffusion. Mechanical properties, elastic and plastic deformation, strength. Phase equilibrium, phase diagram. Metals, structure, phase conversions. Carbon steels, corrosion- and heat-resistant steels, light metals. Ceramics and glass, structure and properties. Polymer. Composite materials. Corrosion and corrosion protection.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should be able to: - Explain how the life cycles of materials are, especially with emphasis on recycling in a sustainable society. - Explain how the properties of the materials are linked to chemical composition, atomic structure and structure. - Describe mechanical properties and how they are affected by defects and structure during elastic and plastic deformation. - Explain phase distribution and composition based on phase diagram and diffusion. - Explain the most basic facts about the most commonly used metals and their alloys. - Explain material failure and identify fracture types. - Explain the relationship between microstructure and properties, including the development of microstructure as a result of phase transformation. - Describe how alloys are processed and used. - Explain ceramics and polymers, their structure and properties, and how they are processed. - Explain different types of composite materials, their structure and properties, and how they are processed. - Explain how materials are degraded, especially metal corrosion.

Comparisons of materials for use in different applications. Decide criteria for comparisons and prioritations (ex price, sustainability, properties). Find relevant data in tables, sketch relevant data in graphs. Argue orally and in writing for material choices.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and cases (56 hours), compulsory exercises 9/12 (24 hours) and self-study (120 hours). One of the 12 excersices (topic specific material) is mandatory for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam:

  • In August
  • in case of a re-sit exam, written school exam can be changed to oral examination.

Course materials

William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch: Materials Science and Engineering, 10. ed., John Wiley og Sons Inc, 2020.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK5007 7.5
TMAK1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4176 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4186 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
IMAK6002 2.5 AUTUMN 2022

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

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 *
Autumn 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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