Modelling and Characterization within Materials Technology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained comprehensive understanding of modelling and characterization within materials technology.


  • Be able to choose a material or material system for a given application
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the microstructure of the material or material system and its influence on the desired application.
  • Be able to give a critical evaluation of the methods applied for determining and/or modelling the microstructure, chemical composition or mechanical and other properties.
  • Be able to compare and validate theoretical, numerical and experimental results.


  • Be able to devise an experimental method and a numerical model to falsify or validate a given hypothesis.
  • Be able to use advanced experimental and numerical techniques within the field of materials technology.
  • Be able to apply the background theory and the insight obtained, for validation of the material choice for a given application.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examModelling and Characterization within Materials Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleModellering og karakterisering indenfor materialeteknologi
Module codeM-MN-K2-2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Materials and Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science