Syllabus for Introduction to Materials Engineering

Introduktion till materialteknik

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM108
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Materials Engineering A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2020-02-25
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-02-17
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor degree of at least 180 credits, including 70 credits in physics, chemistry, material science and/or materials engineering and 20 credits in mathematics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. (A Swedish Bachelor's degree fulfills the requirement in English.)
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

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

  • use some common concepts, categories and theories in materials engineering,
  • assess categories of materials for different applications based on physical and chemical properties,
  • assess new knowledge by critically using literature and databases within science and technology,
  • conduct a literature study within materials engineering and present the results in a scientific way,
  • describe some technological fields specifically targeted by the programme,
  • explain basic concepts, such as the structure and properties of crystalline substances, in solid state physics at a level suitable to be able to benefit from further courses in the master's program in materials technology.


Lectures and seminars on topics including practical aspects of studying at Uppsala University, the contents of the program, report writing, searching literature databases, ethics and plagiarism. Equal opportunities applied to all levels of discrimination. Guest lectures by experts in various fields of materials engineering on current trends in research in their field. Lectures and self-studies in solid state physics, quantum chemistry and material selection. These will be adapted as needed depending on the students' study background so that they are well prepared for further studies within the program. Individual literature study on a topic in materials engineering, resulting in a written report and an oral presentation.


Lectures and seminars with student presentations. Individual literature study supervised by a teacher or researcher.


Active participation in seminars. Oral and written presentations of the literature study. Written assignments.

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.

Last modified: 2022-04-26