About the course

The course objective is to provide the student with specialised knowledge within the field of materials engineering and the knowledge and skills to apply mathematical methods to solve problems in this field. Moreover, the student shall develop knowledge of the application of methods for analysis and tests of material properties.

Course content

The course covers the following:

- advanced crystallography;
- lattice defects;
- diffusion mechanisms;
- phase diagrams;
- thermal, magnetic and optical properties;
- an overview of advanced and new materials; and
- laboratory sessions in mechanics and metallography along with computer lab session in modelling of material structure
- Student led seminars during which material applications are presented and discussed

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits within material engineering, machine engineering, physics, chemistry or the equivalent.

At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.

The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

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