Materials Technology


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Inorganic Chemistry, Unit Operations, Materials Chemistry, Materials Physical Chemistry and Processing of Materials

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim is to solve material technological problems in connection to industrial production and development

Projects will deal with industrial problems where knowledge in materials chemistry and unit operations will be applied for the understanding and solving the problem. Projects cover materials preparation, synthesis, characterization, development, post-treatment and application. Projects should be related to optimization of materials processing or development of new materials.

Objects of materials are mainly inorganic materials such as ceramics, glasses, cements, composites, refractory materials, thin films, inorganic nano-materials and hybrid-materials.

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for inorganic materials chemistry, synthesis and materials forming process
  • Clarify the  relationships  among production process, materials selection, microstructure and material properties within the selected project 
  • Demonstrate insight in unit operations with respect  to processing of materials for the selected problem/project


  • Analyse and solve problems related to materials technology
  • Synthesize and characterize materials
  • Apply mathematical models for, e.g., prediction of material properties, implementation or scale-up of unit operations


  • Select, evaluate and implement solutions for problems related to materials processing  

Type of instruction

  • Project work



Name of examMaterials Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleMaterialeteknologi
Module codeK-KEM-K1-48
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemistry)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science