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: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 content includes chemical bonds, crystal structures, material defects, and diffusion processes in solids. It also covers phase diagrams, microstructural changes, metallographic techniques, mechanical deformation, fracture mechanisms, and thermomechanical material processing. Although the main focus is on the properties of metals, the course also includes topics related to polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, advanced materials, and composites.

Additional topics such as thermal conductivity, corrosion mechanisms, material selection, simulation techniques, and the use of material databases may vary annually and/or be integrated into project-based learning.

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the relationship between the chemical composition, bonds, and structural organization of materials and their properties.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of materials science, enabling independent engagement with specialized literature on the composition, structure, properties, performance, and applications of a wide range of materials.
  • Analyze and characterize the chemical composition and structure of various materials, assessing these in relation to the materials' properties and potential applications.
  • Apply various techniques for material characterization and computational methods to determine the properties of materials, preparing students for practical challenges in materials technology.
  • erties, preparing them for practical challenges in the field of materials science.
  • 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.

  • 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.

    For students from Chemistry or similar education, other courses can compensate for these.

  • Written examination, 3 hours counts 80% and one 1h mid-term test counts 20%.

    Note that the midterm is compulsory and failure to pass, will cause failure to pass on the entire course.

    Written exam Grading: Letter grades Permitted aids: C1 All types of calculators, other aids as specified
  • 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: ca. 50 hours, 2 hours per week. Laboratory exercises: 14 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.