TBM200 Materials Science and Engineering

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Kristian Berland

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:108 (additional students is acceptable if the lab is previously approved).

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Videos, lectures, and self-study: ca. 125 hours. Exercises with homework: ca. 50 hours. Laboratory exercises with homework: ca. 75 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .

About this course

The course covers chemical bonding, crystal structure, diffusion in solids, phase diagrams, phase transitions, microstructure, metallography, deformation and fracture, thermo-mechanical processing of materials, and thermal properties of materials. The main focus is on the properties of metals and selected technical ceramics. The properties of polymers, plastics, general ceramics, semiconductors, advanced materials, and composites will be covered superficially. Some other topics, such as electrical and optical properties, may also be relevant for students from fields such as photonics or physics, and topics such as corrosion and mechanical properties of polymers may be relevant for small project work.

Learning outcome

The properties of materials depend on their chemical composition, bonds, and structural organization. The main objective of this course is to provide students with fundamental knowledge and understanding of materials science, enabling them to navigate the specialized literature on the composition, structure, properties, performance, and applications of materials on their own. Students will learn about the chemical composition and content of various materials. They will understand the structure of different materials and how it affects their properties and potential applications. Students will also become familiar with various methods for material characterization and calculating material properties.
  • The course is conducted through video recordings, 2 hours of interactive lectures, 2 hours of computational exercises/data problems per week, as well as 2 hours of laboratory exercises per week (during parts of the course period).

    The course utilizes a flipped classroom approach. In the video recordings, key topics in materials science and engineering are presented based on the textbook. In lectures, the various components of the course are integrated, and students work on conceptual and computational exercises which are then discussed. During computational exercises, students will solve computational and/or programming problems. In laboratory exercises, students will perform procedures, measure and interpret results and properties, and use microscopes.

  • The lecturer will be available for question on appointment and can also be reached via Canvas.
  • Basic math, programming, and physics skills at the university level are required, which can be covered with INF120, FYS101/FYS111, FYS102/FYS102A, MATH100/MATH111, KJM100.
  • Written examination, 3 hours counts 80% and one 1h mid-term test counts 20%.

  • 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.
  • Approved laboratory exercises and mini-projects.
  • Lectures and exercises: 25 hours, 2 hours per week. Laboratory exercises: 18 hours, 2 hours per week.
  • Ranking:

    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.

  • Special requirements in Science