Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: M2, MD2. Alternative for: I3. Optional for: F4. Course coordinator: Associate professor Srinivasan Iyengar,, Materials Engineering. Assessment: Written examination, obligatory laboratory experiments. Home page:

The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the basic concepts of Materials Science and their application to get desired properties in different materials such as metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

demonstrate the ability to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Material science basics. Atomic bonding, crystal structure and defects. Diffusion, plastic deformation, viscoelasticity, fatigue, creep, fracture, phase diagrams and phase transformations, corrosion and materials testing. Structure-Property Correlations. Metallic materials like steels, aluminium, copper, nickel and titanium alloys, Ceramics, Polymers, Composites and their characteristic properties, mechanical processing and heat treatment, applications. Materials and the environment, recycling. Choice of materials for various applications.

William D. Callister, Jr & David G. Rethwisch:
Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering – An Integrated Approach, Third Edition, International Student Version, John Wiley (2008). ISBN 978-0470-23463-1.