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MH1020 Ceramics 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MH1020 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The basics for the processing of both traditional and advanced ceramics; crystal structures of ceramic materials; mechanical properties and fractography; statistical fracture theory; time-dependent fracture; thermal shock; structural ceramics; dielectric ceramics; piezo, pyro-and ferro electric ceramics. Ferrites; ceramics for electro-optical applications; ceramic semiconductors, varistors; superconducting oxides.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is meant as an introduction to processing, structure and properties of ceramic materials.

Course disposition

Lectures 26 h
Exercises 8 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MH1024 Fundamentals 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


  • TEN1 - Written examination, 6.0 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.

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

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

From the spring semester 2022 (V22), the course has been replaced by MH1031 Ceramic Materials, 8 credits