Advanced Course on Topics in Materials Engineering

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TM137

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Materials Engineering A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 7 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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 fulfils the requirement in English.)

Learning outcomes

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

  • use previous knowledge in materials engineering to plan their studies within a chosen branch of materials engineering,
  • summarise and assess the acquired knowledge of the chosen area in materials engineering,
  • integrate, generalise and combine prior knowledge in materials engineering,
  • communicate scientific results in both written and oral form.


The overall aim of this course is to offer students in the Master Programme in Materials Engineering an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in an area not covered by the regular courses in the program. It is done by individual studies of research papers and other academic literature.

The content should be on an advanced level and is defined together with the program coordinator and program advisor to promote further studies within a particular specialisation of the Master programme in Materials Engineering.


Self studies. Supervision of litterature study.


Written report and oral presentation of a literature study.

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.

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