TMT4185 - Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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

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 2021

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2021-12-11 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL318 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL355 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 68
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 19
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 65
  • * 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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