Syllabus for Engineering Materials


A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE606
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology G1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-19
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2019
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c or Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics D
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain basic relationships between structure and properties of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials as well as composites,
  • make qualitative comparisons between materials and application areas for the most common technical materials in the various materials categories,
  • interpret and use binary phase diagrams,
  • explain the underlying mechanisms for hardening of metals,
  • describe various methods for testing material properties.


Materials structure and deformation mechanisms. Correlations between atomic bonds, microstructure and macroscopic properties. Phase diagrams. Materials testing. Properties and applications of technical materials in all materials categories: metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.


Lectures, exercise classes, visit at an industrial company, laboratory exercises and project assignment.


Written test at the end of the course. Laboratory exercises and project assignment.

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

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Callister, William D.; Rethwisch, David G. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering : an integrated approach

    5. ed., International student version: Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2016

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26