Processing and characterization


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained comprehensive knowledge and understanding of processing and/or fabrication of materials and / or nanomaterials.
  • Have gained comprehensive knowledge and understanding of characterization of materials and / or nanomaterials.


  • Be able to apply theories in order to choose the appropriate processing/fabrication and characterization methods for a given application.
  • Be able to specify a material or a material system for a given application.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the material microstructure for the specified material.
  • Be able to give a critical evaluation of the methods applied for processing and characterizing a material / material system for a given application.
  • Be able to use methods and tools for processing/fabrication and characterization of materials and nanomaterials.
  • Compose a project report according to the norms of the scientific field, include relevant original literature, use correct academic language and communicate the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a coherent written and oral manner, including the connection between the problem formulation, the project's execution and the main conclusions.
  • Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant technical scientific context.


  • Be able to devise experiments for documentation.
  • Be able to set up a realistic hypothesis for the outcome of a process, obtaining a property, or the like.
  • Be able to devise an experimental method to validate a given hypothesis.
  • Be able to use advanced experimental or theoretical methods for processing and characterization.
  • Be able to apply the background theory and the insight obtained, for validation of the material choice for a given application.
  • Be able to apply the background theory in order to design and maybe also fabricate or process materials for specific applications.
  • Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for conducting professional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for own academic development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examProcessing and characterization
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 titleProcessering og karakterisering
Module codeM-MN-K1-1A
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 (Materials and Nanotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science