Materials Engineering

Summary

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.

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.

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2020

Course Code:
MT640A revision 2
Swedish name:
Materialteknik
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
Materials Science
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
20 January 2020
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2020
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
16 August 2018

Entry 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.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the main field of study Materials Science and meets the degree requirement for the degree of Master (Two years), main field of study Materials Science.

Purpose

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.

Contents

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 metallography, electric and thermal properties.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After completing the course, the student shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of material engineering, including an overview of the field and specialised knowledge within certain parts of the field; and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of methodology applied within materials science.
Skills and abilities
After completing the course, the student shall:
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse material behaviour, and assess and handle related issues, even with limited information; and
  • demonstrate the ability, using adequate methods, to carry out laboratory sessions within specific time frames; and
  • demonstrate the ability, in the form of written laboratory session reports, to clearly explain methods and results, and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which these are based.
Judgement and approach
After completing the course, the student shall:
  • demonstrate the ability to identify personal needs for further knowledge and to take responsibility for their continued learning; and
  • demonstrate the ability to work systematically and to critically evaluate the result and choice of methods.

Learning activities

The course is comprised of teaching sessions, laboratory sessions and independent study.

Assessments

Requirements for pass (grade A-E): Passed laboratory sessions with report (2 credits, UG), seminar presentation (1 credit UA) and passed oral exam (4.5 credits, UA).
The final grade is based on the oral exam.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

  • Callister, William D. & Rethwisch, David G. (2015). Materials science and engineering: SI version. 9th. ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
  • Kittel, Charles (2018). Introduction to solid state physics – Global edition. Wiley

Course evaluation

The University provides students who are taking or have completed a course with the opportunity to share their experiences of and opinions about the course in the form of a course evaluation that is arranged by the University. The University compiles the course evaluations and notifies the results and any decisions regarding actions brought about by the course evaluations. The results shall be kept available for the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Other Information

The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the Materials Science and Applied Mathematics.

Further information

Studentservice TS - Malmö Universitet,
Lindsay Richard Merte, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6658074

Application

31 August 2020 - 08 November 2020 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK

31 August 2020 - 08 November 2020 Day-time 50% Malmö Application code: mau-08415

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK

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