Metals and Alloys


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Be able to understand the fundamental chemical, physical and microstructural description of metals and alloys.
  • Be able to understand the relation between microstructure and mechanical properties.


  • Be able to describe and predict microstructures and microstructural changes for heat treatments and mechanical treatments.
  • Be able to connect processing parameters to mechanical properties.
  • Be able to understand different kinds of corrosion mechanisms, and their prevention.
  • Be able to use concepts of electrochemistry in problems pertaining to corrosion and electro deposition.


  • Be able to understand and apply knowledge and theory in choosing materials and specifying relevant mechanical, heat,and surface treatments for a given application.
  • Be able to take environment, loading conditions, and other relevant consideration into account in choosing materials and treatments.
  • Be able to understand and apply knowledge and theory in developing materials with specific mechanical, physical and chemical properties.

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 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examMetals and Alloys
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 titleMetaller og legeringer
Module codeM-MAT-K1-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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