Syllabus for Materials and Manufacturing Processes I

Materialtillverkning I

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB261
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1F, Technology A1F

    Explanation of codes

    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:

    First cycle
    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.

    Second cycle
    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.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 24, 2019
  • Entry requirements: Materials Chemistry, 10 credits, and participation in Materials in Engineering Systems, 10 credits, and Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces, 5 credits. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for how rawmaterials for common industrial products are produced.
  • explain the principles for manufacturing of different materials in bulk (metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, paper)
  • understand how the properties of materials influence the choice welding methods of within and between different types of materials
  • understand and argue for different methods of forming, depending on material.
  • For a given material judge what is a suitable method for manufacturing, forming and welding, for small and large scale production respectively
  • understand the influence of economical, ethical and environmental aspects when choosing a method.


The course gives an overview of different methods for industrial materials manufacturing processes, and of methods for forming and welding of materials. Manufacturing methods in relation to type of bonding and microstructure. Group projects and seminars illustrates different technical and chemical aspects. Insight into different branches of Swedish industry.


Guest lectures and seminars. Class attendance is compulsory.


Written examination (4 credits), active participation in seminars (1 credit). The final grade represents a weighed sum of the results of all the course components.

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.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.