TMT4185 - Materials Science and Engineering


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

Bonds and structure of 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 the structure of solids. - 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.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (56 hours), compulsory exercises (24 hours) and self-study (120 hours).
The course can be tought as an y-course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

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, 9. ed., John Wiley og Sons Inc, 2014.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK5007 7.5

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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
  • 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 *
Autumn 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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