Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Have gained an in-depth understanding of theoretical and
experimental methods in metallurgy within the specific area of
topics covered by the project.
- Have attained an understanding for methods of analysis and
experimental methods and their characteristics, applications, and
- Be able to describe and experimentally determine a likely phase
and chemical composition for metallic alloys.
- Be able to demonstrate understanding of microstructure for
metals and metal alloys.
- Be able to devise mechanical or heat treatments for a metal or
an alloy, and be able to predict the outcome of applying such a
- Be able to give a critical evaluation of the methods applied
for determining microstructure, chemical composition or mechanical
and other properties.
- Be able to use correct terminology.
- Be able to compare theoretical and experimental
- Be able to set up a realistic hypothesis for the outcome of a
process, obtaining a property or the like, within the field of
- Be able to devise an experimental method to falsify or validate
a given hypothesis.
- Be able to use advanced experimental techniques within the
field of metallurgy.
- Be able to apply the background theory and the insight
obtained, in validation of material choice for a given
Type of instruction
The module is carried out as group-based problem-oriented
project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work
process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate
their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is
carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.
Extent and expected workload
Since it is a 15 ECTS course module the expected workload is 450
hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Metallic Materials|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|