Syllabus for Advanced Materials Analysis

Avancerad materialanalys


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE074
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F, Physics A1F, Materials Engineering A1F, Chemistry 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: 2011-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2023-02-07
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits in science/engineering. Either: Solid State Physics I, Surface Characterisation and Surface and Materials Analysis; or: Introduction to Materials Engineering, Surface Characterisation and participation in Materials Analysis. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • plan and realise the appropriate analysis strategy for samples,
  • critically evaluate the results of the analysis carried out,
  • for a given problem, compare and rank the applicability of different techniques,
  • search and assess relevant articles to refine the analysis strategy,
  • have in-depth knowledge of the presented microscopy, spectroscopy and diffraction techniques analysis techniques,
  • explain the principle behind important analytical techniques and methods discussed in the course (TEM and spectrometers for electron spectroscopy, among others).


The aim of the course is to enable the student to contribute to the improvement of materials, with regard to properties, synthesis methods and applicability, using advanced analytical methods.In-depth understanding in microscopic and spectroscopic techniques for material analysis will be taught in lectures, seminars, assignments and laboratory courses. Diffraction techniques. X-ray and electron spectroscopic techniques, imaging methods such as high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and electron diffraction are contents of this course.


Lectures and project work in a group with laboratory elements.


Oral examination (3 credits). Written and oral presentation of project assignments (2 credits).


If special reasons exist, the examiner may derogate from the specified examination method and allow an individual student to be examined in another way. Special reasons may, for example, be information about special pedagogical support from the university's coordinator for students with disabilities.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Williams, David B.; Carter, C. Barry Transmission electron microscopy : a textbook for materials science

    New York: Plenum, cop. 1996

    Find in the library

  • Woodruff, D. P.; Delchar, T. A. Modern techniques of surface science

    2. ed.: Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994

    Find in the library

  • Utdelade kompendier och egenproducerat material

    Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper,