Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
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:
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
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
explain the role of tribology
analyse industrial problems
suggest solutions based on improved materials selection, use of tribological coatings, improved design or improved lubrication.
Tribology is the modern science of contacting surfaces in relative motion, and hence treats friction, lubrication and wear. These are phenomena of extreme technical and economical impact. Tribology is a interdisciplinary science, weaving together knowledge from physics, chemistry, metallurgy and fluid and solid mechanics. The course specifically treats the background to materials selection for different tribological contact situations. The number of technical applications is immense, tribological problems and possibilities appear whenever moving surfaces are involved. The most demanding and important systems include the auotmotive motor and all its moving parts, the harddisc system, tools for metal cutting and forming, sliding and rolling bearings, prostheses and implant for the human body.
Lectures, report assignments and laboratory work.
Written examination at the end of the course. Approved reports and lab reports.
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.