YFLF2001 - Materials Science and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 20/100
Home examination 40/100 3 days A
Semester test 40/100 2 hours D

Course content

Materials theory: Structure, properties, applications, production, characterization and testing of materials. Materials life cycle and environmental impact.

HSE: Internal control regulations, structure of internal control system, risk assessments, non-conformity treatment, audit of internal control system. Education Act §9a.

Didactics: Teaching planning adapted to different student groups from 8-13. grades, with the development of teaching related to the subjects of material science and HSE.

Learning outcome


The candidate

- Has basic knowledge of the structure of materials, and how this affects properties and applications

- Has basic knowledge of production, characterization and testing of materials

- Have knowledge of the material's life cycle and environmental impact

- Know the content of the Internal Control Regulations and what requirements it places on building an internal control system.

- Know the contents of Chapter 3 of the Education Act and its regulations, and how these can be implemented in their own teaching practice.

- Has knowledge of curricula on 8-13. steps where material learning and HSE can be implemented


The candidate

- Can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using selected materials

- Can identify different materials and justify the use of a material

- Can plan and execute project work in groups.

- Can contribute to the work of building and maintaining an internal control system in a production engineering environment.

- Can plan, implement, assess and document teaching and training

General competence:

The candidate

- Understands the importance of preventive health environment and safety work and can communicate this both in writing and orally in their own teaching programs.

- Can present project work in writing and orally and with the help of digital tools

- Can apply their vocational, professional didactic and technological knowledge

Learning methods and activities

The course includes teaching seminars, preparation and self-study in advance and between the seminars.

The working methods varies and may include lectures, group work, discussions, presentations, material laboratory tours, exercises and project work.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% mandatory participation
  • Exercises
  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

Folder assessment provides the basis for the final grade in the course. The folder includes three partial assessments; written home exam (40%), project report (20%) and semester exam (40%). The result of the partial assessments is indicated by a letter grade, and the folder (the final grade) is indicated by a letter grade. All the pass assessments must be passed (minumum E) to pass the course. In the case of a re-sit semester test, a written semester test can be converted into an oral semester test. All manadaoty activities must be approved in order to have a final grade. Mandatory activities are exercises, oral presentation and 80% attendance at teaching seminars. The number of exercises required to be approved is stated at the start of the semester.

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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Vocational Teacher Education (BYRK)

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course requires admission to the study programme Bachelor of Professional Studies (BYRK), NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

Grøndalen Ø., (2002), Materials theory, Fagbokforlaget
Internal Control Regulations
Education Act §9a

Support Literature: Sandaker B.N., Sandvik M. and Vik B., (2003), Materials Knowledge, Construction Industry Publishers (BNF)

Various literature given at the start of the semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Health, Safety and Environment
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 20/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 40/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Semester test 40/100 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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