Materials Characterization


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Attain knowledge about the theory behind different materials characterization techniques
  • Attain knowledge about the application areas of different materials characterization techniques


  • Be able to use different experimental techniques within the areas of ellipsometry, photoluminescence, vibrational spectroscopy, diffraction methods, thermal analysis and atomic force microscopy


  • Be able to analyse the results of different materials characterization techniques
  • Be able to combine characterization techniques for an overall determination of materials structure and behaviour

Type of instruction

The form(s) of teaching will be determined and described in the connection with the planning of the semester. The description will account for the form(s) of teaching and may be accompanied by an elaboration of the roles of the participants.

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

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examMaterials Characterization
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 titleKarakterisering af Materialers Egenskaber
Module codeM-MN-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
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science