Selected Topics in Physics and Materials Science


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

As part of a research-based education students will get insight into current/state-of-the-art research activities at the department as well as new results from recent literature. The students will be presented with methods and results within a broad range of research and development relevant for the line of study. As part of the evaluation of the course students will learn how to present scientific results. Thus, the course serves to provide an introduction to recent topics, as well as introducing good practice in reading/reviewing and otherwise critically assessing recent research.

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge on various topics in physics and materials science based on recent research activities.


  • Identifying, reading and reviewing scientific papers on recent topics.
  • Summarizing and presenting scientific research (methods and results).
  • Identify specific methods as well as overall methodical approaches


  • The student will gain insight into professional scientific communication (oral and written) of scientific methods, achievements, and results within selected fields in direct relation to their line of study.
  • The student will be able to search for, identify and critically assess recent scientific publications in terms of communicative clarity, reproducibility of observations, falsifiability of hypotheses

Type of instruction

Lectures combined with exercises and discussions with lecturers.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examSelected Topics in Physics and Materials Science
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
Student participation will be registered during each teaching/discussion session. Passed/not passed, based on at least 80% active participation.

Reexamination is conducted as oral or written exam.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleUdvalgte emner inden for fysik og materialevidenskab
Module codeM-FT-K2-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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