Materials engineering


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge of subject-specific theory, methods and tools applied for characterization, design, fabrication, or/and modelling.
  • Knowledge on advanced applications within the field of specialization for solving technological problems
  • Understand the connection between analytical, numerical and experimental methods.
  • Explain the scientific basis and scientific issues within the specialization.
  • Explain the highest international research in the field of specialization.


  • Be able to apply analytical, numerical and/or experimental methods for  characterization, design and/or fabrication of materials within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to apply relevant theory to field specific applications
  • Be able to solve  advanced engineering tasks within the field of specialization.
  • Be able to compare and evaluate assumptions, limitations and uncertainties related to the methods applied in connection to finding solutions of advanced engineering challenges.
  • Master the scientific methods and general skills related to the field of specialization
  • Compose a project report according to the field's norms, use correct professional language, document extensive inclusion of relevant original literature, communicate and discuss the project's research-based basis and problem and results in a written, graphic and oral manner in a coherent way.
  • Critically evaluate the project's results in relation to relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and evaluate and discuss the project's problem in a relevant technical scientific context.
  • Assess and put the project's potential into perspective for further development.


  • Be able to handle development-oriented situations in connection to either studying or working.
  • Be able to evaluate and apply subject-specific methods and tools applied for characterization, design, fabrication, or/and modelling.
  • Be able to analyse and solve an actual problem within materials engineering through application of systematic research and development processes, including advanced analytical, experimental and/or numerical methods and models.
  • Be able to use the correct terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation of challenges and solutions within the field of specialization.
  • Participate in and independently carry out technological development and research, as well as solve complex tasks using scientific methods.
  • Perform planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for completing independent academic tasks as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The project work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor.

The project may be carried out individually or in groups.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module the expected workload is 900 hours for the student.



Name of examMaterials engineering
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 titleMaterialeudvikling
Module codeM-MN-K3-2A
Module typeProject
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