Materials and Manufacturing Processes I

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1KB281

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Chemistry A1F, Technology A1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 5 October 2022
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - Ångström

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering. Materials Chemistry 10 credits, and participation in Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces, and Engineering Materials, and Surface Engineering and Materials Selection for Function and Design. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • account for how rawmaterials for common industrial products are produced.
  • explain the principles for manufacturing of different materials in bulk (metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, paper)
  • understand how the properties of materials influence the choice welding methods of within and between different types of materials
  • understand and argue for different methods of forming, depending on material.
  • For a given material judge what is a suitable method for manufacturing, forming and welding, for small and large scale production respectively
  • understand the influence of economical, ethical and environmental aspects when choosing a method.


The course gives an overview of different methods for industrial materials manufacturing processes, and of methods for forming and welding of materials. Manufacturing methods in relation to type of bonding and microstructure. Group projects and seminars illustrates different technical and chemical aspects. Insight into different branches of Swedish industry.


Guest lectures and seminars. Class attendance is compulsory.


Written examination (4 credits), active participation in seminars (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.