Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
Participation in Solid State Chemistry, 5 credits, or equivalent.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
describe and explain defects with different dimensionality in materials and be able to carry out equilibrium calculations for point defects according to Kröger-Vink's method.
describe and state the conditions for Fick's diffusion laws and apply them to solve diffusion problems as well as describe some diffusion mechanisms
draw and interpret binary and ternary phase diagrams and be able to describe the connection between the microstructure and appearance of the phase diagram.
explain central concepts in connection to phase transformation in crystalline and amorphous systems.
describe the connections between structure, bonding and property as well as state areas of applications for some technologically important amorphous and crystalline material systems.
describe some manufacturing processes for metallic and ceramic materials
give an overview account of an area of material science on the basis of relevant scientific literature
Defect theory, diffusion, phase transformations, ternary phase diagrams, connections between phase diagrams and microstructure. Structure and properties of technologically important crystalline and amorphous materials. Synthesis methods.
Laboratory work: Metallography, Solid-phase diffusion. Sintering of hydroxyapatit. This lab is performed in project form where students in different roles have to solve a problem within given framework. Literature search in scientific literature and other sources.
Lectures, and laboratory work, seminars.
Written examination at the end of the course (7 credits). In order to pass the course, a pass in the laboratory course (including writing and oral presentations), as well as participation in seminars are also required (3 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.