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MH2058 Materials Processes II 7.5 credits

The course will give you an extended knowledge with respect to thermodynamics for metallic solutions as well as an advanced knowledge for production of metals. During the course, applications will be given focusing mainly on the production of iron and steel, but also production of other important metals such as aluminium and copper. During the course, a study visit will be organized to a metallurgical :industry. In addition, a project will be carried out based on an industrially relevant issue. The result of the project will be examined at the industrial location. 

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Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MH2058 (Spring 2025–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Additional knowledge of thermodynamics for metallic solutions and advanced knowledge for metal production. The course specifically provides knowledge of:

  • How thermodynamic and kinetic theories can be used to optimise metallurgical processes.
  • The importance of choice of process parameters to reach an improved process control of a metallurgical process with regard to both productivity and sustainability.
  • Possibilities to design processes or parts of processes in metallurgical industry.

Applications in material technology, e.g.:

  • Iron production, roasting and melting of sulphides, steel production, refining of iron and steel, refining of copper and silicon
  • Solid phase transformations and equilibria in metals and alloys

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to the following, mainly with regard to iron and steel production but also for production of other important metals as aluminium and copper:

  1. With calculations solve problems and explain concepts in the course content where special focus is placed on realistic issues of industrial relevance.
  2. Design and control a metallurgical process chain with optimisation of process parameters where consideration is taken to quality, finance and sustainability.
  3. Communicate results and hypotheses in the course content both orally and in writing, and provide arguments for these.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in metallurgical processes equivalent to contents of MH2054 Materials Processes I.

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


  • INL1 - Homework, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0 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

Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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