Advanced Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge on crystallography, Bravais lattice, point groups, Milles indices.
  • Be able to understand the fundamental chemical, physical and microstructural description of materials.
  • Be able to understand relation between processing, microstructure and mechanical properties for metals.
  • Be able to understand the thermodynamics and kinetic principles of phase transformations in materials.


  • Be able to describe and predict microstructures and microstructural changes at heat treatments, solidifications and mechanical treatments.
  • Be able to connect processing parameters to mechanical properties for metals.
  • Be able to use concepts of electrochemistry in problems pertaining to corrosion, electro polishing and electro deposition


  • Be able to understand and apply Physical Chemistry in calculating the thermodynamics of simple reactions in materials or between a material and the environment.
  • Be able understand and calculate the kinetics of simple diffusion controlled phase transformations.
  • Be able to apply knowledge and theory in developing materials with specific mechanical, physical and chemical properties.

Type of instruction

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

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 course/project theme is performed in either English or Danish dependent of the language skills of the participants.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examAdvanced Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy
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 titleAvanceret Materialevidenskab og Fysisk Metallurgi
Module codeM-MN-K1-3
Module typeCourse
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