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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2026 (Autumn 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course includes invited lectures given by experts in relevant fields and gives an overview of the field of materials and process design.

The course is an introduction to the following more advanced courses in Thermodynamics, Process Metallurgy, Kinetics and Microstructures:

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics: “Applied Thermodynamics and Kintetics, Part 1”
  • Process metallurgy: “MH2029 Process Metallurgy Applications”
  • Microstructures: “MH2038 Micro and Nano Structures in Materials”

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the student will have

  • an understanding of the complexity of materials and process design

and have basic knowledge of

  • thermodynamics
  • phase equilibria, phase transformations, phase diagrams and their relation to microstructure
  • transport phenomena (mass and heat)
  • pyrometallurgical operations.

Course Disposition

Lectures 32 h
Exercises 32 h
Laboratory work 15 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A BSc degree

Recommended prerequisites

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Distributed materials.

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, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN3 - Examination, 2,0 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 MH2026

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Associate Professor Anders Eliasson,