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Before choosing courseKF1060 Perspectives on Materials Design 10.0 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus KF1060 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

A written examination examines the lecture stuff. A project task 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 and choice of materials are followed by laboratory work (3 and 2 experiments respectively per part). Compulsory educational visit. Lectures in information searching, reference systems, plagiarism and source critique are followed by laboratory exercises.

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 Perform proper referencing of scientific information
  • Critically evaluate and judge information from internet sources, books and journals etc.
  • Solve simple numerical and analytical problems with the aid of computer programs.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge in mathematics, chemistry and physics for KTH-studies


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William D. Callister: Materials Science and Engineering. An Introduction, 2th Ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2007 

Course marerial during the course

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


    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

    • LIT1 - Literature Searching, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
    • ÖVN1 - MATLAB/Computer Exercises, 1,0 hp, betygsskala:  A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
    • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
    • PRO1 - Project , 4,0 hp, betygsskala:  A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
    • STU1 - Studiebesök, 0,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
    • TEN1 - Written Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

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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

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    Emma Strömberg,, 08-790 7524 34

    Supplementary information

    Replace KF1030

    Only for students at CMATD study year 1

    Replaces by course KF1070 from study year 2010/2011.