Processing of Materials


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Materials Chemistry, Unit Operations, Modelling of heterogeneous processes

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose is to introduce students to knowledge about materials manufacturing, post-treatment and the impact of the manufacture conditions on the structure and properties of materials. To introduce students to the analysis of large-scale industrial systems as well as methods and principles of environmental evaluation. To enable students in chemical engineering to collaborate with mechanical engineeres

The courses cover the introduction to e.g.: 

  • Application areas and development tendencies of plastics
  • Chemical performances of materials
  • Manufacturing technology of polymers
  • Manufacturing technology of ceramics, cements and glasses
  • Environmental analysis and management
  • Industrial processes by visiting relevant industries 

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • clarify the relationship among chemical composition, structure, properties and manufacturing 


  • conduct calculations of manufacture parameters and mechanical, physical and chemical properties
  • apply materials manufacturing technologies and their engineering applications
  • predict certain properties of materials based on their manufacturing parameters
  • design manufacturing and post-treatment processes that can improve physical and chemical performances of materials
  • carry out analysis of large-scale production processes

Type of instruction

  • Lectures 
  • Workshops
  • Excercises (individually and in groups) 

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examProcessing of Materials
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMaterialeforarbejdning
Module codeK-KEM-K1-19
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science