Materials Technology


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


  • write an electronic project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant original scientific literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the research-based foundation and problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a professionally reasoned and coherent way
  • use relevant software to present, analyze and visualize theories, hypotheses and data in writing as well as orally
  • assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific and social contexts


  • handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility to implement academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

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-K1-48B
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
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