Freestanding course, Master’s level
7.5 hp
Malmö daytime 50%
8 November 2021 - 16 January 2022
Full tuition fee: 16000 SEK
Applications open 15 March

About the course

The course objective is for the student to develop skills within a theoretical background and fundamental principles for phase transformation and the formation of microstructures in firm materials.

This course is offered as part of a programme:

Computational Materials Science, Master's Programme (Two-Year)

Course content

The course covers the following:

• binary and tertiary systems;

• interstitial and substitutional diffusion;

• structure and properties of grain boundaries and interfaces between phases;

• TTT-diagram (time-temperature transformation), age hardening, eutectoid transformations, CCT diagram (continuous cooling transformation), bainite transformation;

• kinetics for martensite transformation, nucleation and growth and crystallography; and

• general theory for nucleation and growth, important transformation processes such as precipitation, massive transformation, spinodal transformation, and transformation in steel.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

1. Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.

2. At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.

3. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school or equivalent


University credits completed 100%

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