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HM1000 Engineering Materials and Production 1 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HM1000 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Survey of engineering materials and manufacturing methods
  • Properties of materials
  • Steel, aluminum and its alloys and plastics
  • Forming methods, i.e. casting and forging
  • Machining, i.e. turning and grinding
  • Selection of materials and manufacturing methods

Intended learning outcomes

The main purpose of the course is that the student will have a basic knowledge of engineering materials and manufacturing methods used in the manufacturing industries of today.

After the course the student will be able to:

  • Describe properties and field of application of the most common engineering materials
  • Explain how properties and fields of application interact for the most common engineering materials
  • Describe common manufacturing methods
  • Explain in which connection these manufacturing methods are used and which prospects or limitations they have
  • Analyze a problem associated with a product and propose material and manufacturing methods also taking economic an eviromental aspects in consideration.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge and skills corresponding to the requirements for the acceptance to the engineering education.

Recommended prerequisites

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Ullman: Materiallära, Liber 2003, ISBN 91-47-05178-7
Jarfors et al: Tillverkningsteknologi, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 91-44-01408-2

Any changes will be announced one month before the course starts

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed exam (TEN1; 6 cr.) mark A-F
Passed lab works and exercises (LAB1; 1,5 cr.) mark P/F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HM1000

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Ola Narbrink