Course syllabus

Konstruktionsmaterial, allmän kurs
Materials Engineering, Basic Course

FKMA01, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2021-04-13

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: M2, MD2
Elective Compulsory for: I3
Elective for: F4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Both written individual and group examination. Mandatory parts in the course are required to participate in the examination. Mandatory parts: laborations, hand-in reports and some of the lectures and seminars. Detailed instructions about these will be disclosed in the course curriculum.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Materials Engineering, Basic Course.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0217. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Assumed prior knowledge: Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics and a course in Physics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Dmytro Orlov,
Course administrator: Rose-Marie Hermansson,
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