Course syllabus

Advanced Materials Technology
Avancerad materialteknologi

FKMN20, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2024-04-09
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Main field: Production and Materials Engineering Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: MPRR1
Elective for: F5, F5-bem, K5-m, M4-pu, M4-bem, M4-prr, MD4, N4-m
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


To provide the students with a deep and broad insight into the basic concepts and processes in metallic materials science that are necessary to choose, modify and use materials in various applications.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Crystal structures, single crystals, stereographic projections and pole figures. Phase equilibria, solidification processes, binary and ternary phase diagrams. Alloy theory. Crystal defects, Thomson tetrahedron and partial dislocations. Materials characterization using optical and scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis and mechanical testing. Thermophysical properties. Diffusion, Kirkendall effect. Plastic deformation, Creep. Common engineering materials including light alloys. Corrosion and surface engineering.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Examination takes place through compulsory assignments and projects with oral and written presentation. Optional quizzes for continuous knowledge assessment. In the assignments, the students work individually and in the projects in groups of 3–5 students. Approved assignments and projects are required for a passing grade.

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: Advanced Materials Technology.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


Assumed prior knowledge: Materials Engineering, Basic Course, 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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