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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH1014 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

The course covers metallic and ceramic materials. Apart from the specific aims given below the course gives an overview of these materials and their applications.  

After the course the student should be able to:

  • sketch the most common crystal structures and give crystallographic orientations and planes in crystals using vectors and Millers indices.
  • describe and interpret phase transformations (diffusion controlled as well as diffusionless) and couple these to mechanical properties.
  • interpret microstructures and relate them to phase transformations.       
  • explain/describe/recognize deformation- and strengthening mechanisms specifying the underlying cause (type of defects, microstructure etc).
  • describe the most common corrosion and decomposition mechanisms for metallic and ceramic materials.
  • use binary and ternary phase diagrams.
  • perform simple calculations and estimations within all areas mentioned above
  • basic terminology in Swedish and English.

Course Disposition

Lecture: 28 h
Laboroatory: 21 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Course comparable to:
KD1160 Materials Chemistry for Materials Design
MH1010 Thermodynamics of Materials
SE1020 Hållfasthetslära grundkurs BD

Recommended prerequisites

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Materials Science and Engineering, An Introduction, William D Callister, ISBN 978-0-471-73696-7                                     Compendium in Materials Science (in Swedish)

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, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 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 exam

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 MH1014

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Docent Malin Selleby,, Tekn Dr Anders Eliasson,