KF1165 Materials Chemistry and Properties 9.0 credits
This course provides a broad and basic knowledge of materials chemistry that includes polymers, fiber-based materials, composites, hybrid materials, optical and electronic materials. The course provides in-depth knowledge in creating, developing and analyzing the structure and properties of the materials and covers both practical and theoretical elements.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course has as general aim to give a broad and basic knowledge of materials chemistry including polymers, fiber-based materials, composites, hybrid materials, optical and electronic materials.
The course provides advanced knowledge in creating, developing and analysing the structure and properties of the materials, and includes both practical and theoretical parts.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course the student should be able to
- Define and describe materials with regard to (TEN1)
- Explain relationships between material structure and properties
- Suggest and defend a material selection for a given application
- Develop and design materials and material products with regard to sustainable development.
- Practically perform, and present in writing, laboratory work in materials chemistry and material production processes.
- Summarize and evaluate knowledge from material related industry and independently reflect on typical roles and duties of a civil engineer in material related industry
Literature and preparations
15 ECTS chemistry, of which at least 6 ECTS organic chemistry.
Granted no later than four weeks before the start of the course in the course webpages.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- OVN1 - Study Visits, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 7.0 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
Pass in all parts of the course
TEN1: Pass examination
OVN1: Compulsory attendance for study visits
LAB1: Compulsory attendance for laboratory sessions
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 KF1165
Main field of study
Overlaps with the courses KF1010 and KD1130