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: 2022-02-03
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c/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 for metallic, ceramic, polymeric  and compositematerials,
  • make qualitative comparisons between materials and indicate the application areas ofthe most common  engineering materials in the  different clasases of materials ,
  • interpret and use binary phase diagrams,
  • describe the underlying mechanisms for hardening of metals,
  • describe  the different methods of testing materials .


Material structure and deformation mechanisms.  Relationship between atomic bonds, microstructure and macroscopic properties. Phase diagrams. Materials testing. Properties and applications of engineering materials in all classes of materials : metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.


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


Written exam at the end of the course (4 credits). Laboratory reports (1 credit).

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 2022

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