Course syllabus

Material and Process Selection
Material- och metodval

MMTN20, 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
Mandatory for: MPRR1
Elective for: M4-prr, MD4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The purpose of the course is to convey an applied methodology for material and method selection. After the course, the student should be able to make an optimal material choice based on the product's function and set goals with the help of the software Ansys GRANTA EduPack.

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


The art of material and process selection is a complex field of subject. Finding the most suitable materials and processes for a specified product requires a stringent procedure and knowledge from different engineering areas. The course aims to give applied skills regarding methodology to perform advanced material and process selection through presented theories and by use of a software tool (GRANTA). The software consists of comprehensive databases covering material and process related data important to perform an optimized selection. Parameters and properties that determine the final choice of material can for example be mechanical loads, chemical environment, operating temperature etc. The selected material and the product design determine possible manufacturing processes. The outline of the course is:


The course consists of a number of given lectures and exercises. However, a major part of the course is to individually perform compulsory exercises, computer modelling and projects.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Continuous examination during the course with compulsory assignments and project work. A written examination concludes the course.

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: Material and Process Selection.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


Assumed prior knowledge: MMT012/MMTF20 Production and Manufacturing Methods, FHL013/FHLF15 Solid Mechanics, basic course and FKM015/FKMA01 Materials Engineering, basic course.
The number of participants is limited to: No

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Filip Lenrick,
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