MH2504 Industrial Metallurgical Processes 6.0 credits

Industriella metallurgiska processer

To work on a realistic problem for a metallurgical process.

The objectives are that the students will learn how to apply their theoretical knowledge to industrial engineering problems. This includes that the students will obtain a new knowledge that has not been part of previous courses at KTH. They will also learn how to interact with industrial employees. More specific, they will carry out up to a two week field trip or take parts in experiments in the laboratories at KTH as part of the course, where they will learn practical aspects of production of metals.

In addition, they will make an oral presentation of their results at the companies/KTH. Furthermore, they will write a short technical report to describe their work, including an overall approach to solve the task, and the results of the study.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The students are divided into groups. Thereafter, a real industrial problem is assigned them. The problem can be in different areas; process and physical metallurgy, process controll, heat treatment, combustion, environment, casting, etc.

To solve the problem the students should be able to use their thermodynamic and kinetic knowledge. The student will need to do a literature survey as well as travelling to the metal industry to be able to understand and solve the problem. If specific data are needed measurements can be made at the industry or at the department’s lab. Each group will get a group of advisors consisting of researchers from the Department as well as from the industry. The report will be presented orally at a seminar.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to:

  • Apply theoreticalknowledge in thefield of materialsin industrial and technical problems
  • Interact with different functions and roles within industri
  • Describe and analyze the practical aspects of the production of various metals
  • Write a technical report and explain for different production methods
  • Orally present the results for different roles and functions of an industrial company

Course Disposition

Each group will receive a contact person both at the company as well as at KTH for their specific project. Thereafter, the students will form a project group. From here the students will take over as project leaders. Thus, the students will set up meetings with the assigned assistance at KTH as well as the company.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

One or botht of the following courses

Advanced Course in Materials Design
Advanced Course in Process Sciences

Recommended prerequisites

MH2049 Advanced Course in Process Science

MH2048 Advanced Course in Materials Design


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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 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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Björn Glaser

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ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

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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.