Course code TBM200

TBM200 Materials Science and Engineering

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Course responsible: Kristian Berland
Teachers: 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:
60, (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 on the following study programmes: M-BA, M-IØ og M-MPP

3.            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 contains 4 hours of lectures and theoretical exercises, plus 2 hours of laboratory exercises per week. Key content of the course is atomic bonding, crystal structure, thermal properties, phase diagrams, phase transitions, the microstructure of materials, metallography, deformation and failure, thermomechanical treatment of materials, metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Furthermore, gluing, welding and other methods are discussed. 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 about standard test methods for materials and key properties for the calculation of strength/durability.
Learning activities:
Central chapters in the literature covering materials and materials technology are lectured based on the text book. 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. Granta Ces Edupack program will be available for material selection and learning material properties.
Teaching support:
The lecturer will be available for question regarding on fixed weekly in office hours  and can also be reached via Canvas. 

Callister's Materials Science and Engineering

William D. Callister, Jr. and Rethwisch, David G.,

ISBN 9781119453918​

(Global edition, based on the tenth edition)

Basic math, programming, and physics skills at the university level are required, which can be covered with INF100, FYS101 and MATH111
Recommended prerequisites:
FYS110 - Statics, TBM120 - Mechanics of Materials and Structural Engineering Basics, KJM100 - Gemeral Chemistry (Basic course in chemistry),  MATH100 or MATH111  (basic calculus  and trigonometry)
Mandatory activity:
Approved laboratory exercises.

Written examination, 3 hours counts 75%and one 1h mid-term test counts 25%.

The mid-term exam only counts positively towards the total grade. 

Nominal workload:
Lectures and self study: ca. 150 hours. Exercises with homework: ca. 50 hours. Laboratory exercises with homework: ca. 100 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures and exercises: 50 hours, 4 hours per week. Laboratory exercises: 22 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.
Examination details: :