Modelling and Characterization within Materials Technology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained comprehensive understanding of modelling and characterization within materials technology.


  • Be able to choose a material or material system for a given application
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the microstructure of the material or material system and its influence on the desired application.
  • Be able to give a critical evaluation of the methods applied for determining and/or modelling the microstructure, chemical composition or mechanical and other properties.
  • Be able to compare and validate theoretical, numerical and experimental results.


  • Be able to devise an experimental method and a numerical model to falsify or validate a given hypothesis.
  • Be able to use advanced experimental and numerical techniques within the field of materials technology.
  • Be able to apply the background theory and the insight obtained, for validation of the material choice for a given application.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examModelling and Characterization within Materials Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleModellering og karakterisering indenfor materialeteknologi
Module codeM-MN-K2-2
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