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MH1028 Computational Thermodynamics for Materials Design 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MH1028 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- Basic thermodynamics for unary, binary and higher-order systems

- Thermodynamic models based on erxample Gibbs energy

- Gibbs energy and driving force

 - Phase equilibria and phase diagrams

- Thermodynamic computations

- The Calphad methodology

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should have basic knowledge of:
- Thermodynamics of unary, binary and higher-order systems
- Thermodynamic models for phases with sublattice (called Compound Energy Formalism)
and be able to
- Perform simple thermodynamic calculations using computer programs
- Calculate and use phase diagrams
- Use both Swedish and English terminology
- Basicconcepts in the Calphad methodology

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MH2027 Thermodynamics of Materials, or similar

Recommended prerequisites

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Meddelas i kurs-PM, vid kursstart

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 - Computer Exercise, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 3.0 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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

The course MH2017 Micro and Nanostructures

The course MH2040 Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics


Professor Malin Selleby (