TMT4186 - Materials chemistry


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. Crystallographic points, directions, planes. Defects and dislocations. Diffusion. Mechanical properties, elastic and plastic deformation, strength. Electrical properties. 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. - Describe electrical properties of materials. - 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 and cases (56 hours), compulsory exercises 9/12 (24 hours) and self-study (120 hours).

More informastion will be published on the course BlackBoard site

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam:

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

Required previous knowledge

Course in general chemistry

Course in inorganic chemistry

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
TMAK1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4185 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
IMAK6002 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

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 2023-12-20 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 Sluppenvegen 14 88
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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