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* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH1019 (Spring 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The advanced course consists of 3 modules  intended to provide a  broadening and deepening of knowledge  about metallic materials. The modules focus may vary from year to year.

Module 1: Fundamentals of process metallurgy

  • In the module the Swedish main production processes for metals are treated. More specifically, it discusses the production of iron, steel, copper, aluminum, zinc and Silicon. The most important thermodynamic and kinetic conditions in each process are treated in a simplified manner.

Module 2: Material forming

  • Module 2 includes Industrial casting methods,  Plasticity theory and different  plastic working processes for metallic materials. Specifically the material behavior at large plastic deformation and the plastic processing operations, forging, rolling, extrusion and drawing are studied. These are dealt with by considering the working temperature, work hardening and micro structural development.

Module 3: Toolbox for materials and processes

  • The module will be given  in the form of project work where students choose tasks and perform work individually under supervision.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is meant as an introduction to:

  • fundamental principles of process metallurgy , which should serve as a base for more advanced studies in metallurgy.
  • plastic processing of metals where theoretical tools for analysis of metal working processes will be presented.
  • the "Tools", i.e. the software the student will be using during the thesis work

Course Disposition

Period 3
Lectures 20 h
Exercises 10 h
Experimental work 4 h

Period 4
Lectures 36 h
Exercises 8 h
Experimental work 4 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MH1014 Fundamentals of Materials
MH1010 Thermodynamics of Materials

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • LAB1 - Experimental Work, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 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.

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 MH1019

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

Materials Science, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course is an entry requirement for the election of the master programme in Engineering Materials Science (TTTMV)