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Before choosing courseKF1030 Perspectives on Materials Design 9.0 creditsAdministrate About course

This perspective course will introduce the student to the material area and will give visions for the future work.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus KF1030 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

A written test (KON1) examines the lecture stuff. A project task (PRO1) is distributed, to be carried out in groups of 4-6 persons. The moments of this task consist of literature search, problem solving, report writing and oral presentation. The subject for the task consists of themes which can be varied each year (e.g.materials in everyday products such as means of payment). Lectures in MatLab (MATL) and choice of materials (MATV) are followed by laboratory work (3 and 2 experiments respectively per part). Compulsory educational visit (STU1).

Intended learning outcomes

After finished course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the structure of metals, ceramics, polymers and fiber based materials.
  • Describe the properties (strength, shear, compression, corrosion resistance and degradation) characterizing metals, ceramics, polymers and fiber based materials.
  • Be able to do simple reflexions concerning material choice for certain applications/final products
  • Be able to schematically describe recovery processes for the most common materials
  • Be able to schematically describe the most common testing methods for materials
  • Carry out a project in a group and present it in writing and orally
  • Search for and collect information from libraries and the Internet
  • Solve simple numerical and analytical problems with the aid of computer programs

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in mathematics, chemistry and physics for KTH-studies

Recommended prerequisites

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William D. Callister: Materials Science and Engineering. An Integrated Approach, 2nd Ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2005

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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


  • MATL - Exercises, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • MATV - Laboratory Work, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PROA - Project, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • STU1 - Study Visist, - hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Test, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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

Written test (KON1); 1,5 cr
Project 1 (PRO1); 3 cr
Matlab (MATL); 0,5 cr
Materials choice labs (MATV) 0,5 cr
Educational visit (STU1); 0,5 cr

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

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Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

Materials Science, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

3E1369 Mechanical properties of materials


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