Course code TBM200

TBM200 Materials Science and Engineering

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Course responsible: Kristian Berland
Teachers: Elin Dypvik Sødahl, Øyvind Emil Hansen, Henrik Folke Holmberg, Gunnar Torp
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
108 (additional students is acceptable if the lab is previously approved). 
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Preferential right:


1.            students who have the course as mandatory in their study plan

2.            students with most ECTS credits

It there is not enough slots in group one the students will be ranked by their ECTS credits.

Students who are joining the course for the first time have priority on the lab.

Course contents:
The course will consist of video lectures, 2 hours of interactive lectures, 2 hours of exercises, plus 2 hours of laboratory sessions per week. Key content of the course is atomic bonding, crystal structure, phase diagrams, phase transitions, the microstructure of materials, metallography, deformation and failure, thermomechanical treatment of materials, metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Aspects of material selection and other material properties will also be discussed. 
Learning outcome:
The properties of materials depend on their chemical composition and structure. The goal of the course is to provide students fundamental knowledge on material and their properties so that they will be able to orient themselves in further literature on the structure and properties of specific materials, including strength and utilization. The students should have gained insight into the connection between composition and structure and their properties and usage areas. Furthermore, the students will have gained knowledge on standard material testing methods for composition and strength.
Learning activities:
The course follows a flipped-classroom philosophy. In the videos, central topics of material science and engineering will be covered based on the text book. In the lecturer, the different componenents of the course will be put into context and the students will solve conceptual tasks that will be discussed.  The students will solve theoretical exercises based on the the lectures and participate in a number of laboratory exercises. The laboratory exercises focus on procedures for measuring key properties of materials and analyzing results,  which includes studies of material microstructure. Ansys Granta Edupack program will be available for material selection and learning material properties.
Teaching support:
The lecturer will be available for question on appointment and can also be reached via Canvas. 

Selected chapters of Callister's Materials Science and Engineering, William D. Callister, Jr. and Rethwisch, David G., ISBN 9781119453918​

(Global edition, based on the tenth edition)

Other written material.

Basic math, programming, and physics skills at the university level are required, which can be covered with INF120, FYS101/FYS111 and MATH100/MATH111.
Recommended prerequisites:
TBM120 - Mechanics of Materials and Structural Engineering Basics, KJM100 - Gemeral Chemistry (Basic course in chemistry)
Mandatory activity:
Approved laboratory exercises and mini-projects. 
Written examination, 3 hours counts 80% and one 1h mid-term test counts 20%.
Nominal workload:
Videos, lectures and self study: ca. 125 hours. Exercises with homework: ca. 50 hours. Laboratory exercises with homework: ca. 75 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures and exercises: 50 hours, 4 hours per week. Laboratory exercises: 18 hours, 2 hours per week.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades