MAS144 Materials and Manufacturing

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Contents and structure

How the composition of the materials affects material properties, and characteristic properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. For metals, the effect of heat treatment, processing and chemical composition of steel and aluminum. Corrosion as a thermodynamic process, as well as electrochemical processes such as the electromotive force. The galvanic series and types of corrosion resistant materials and corrosion prevention. Mechanical properties and tests, destructive and non-destructive. Molding and plastic processing, welding and cutting processes. Machining processes such as lathe, milling, drilling and grinding. Computer-aided manufacturing and industrial robots in manufacturing processes.

Learning Outcome


The students

  • Have basic knowledge about physics and mechanics of metallic materials and know applications.
  • Have knowledge about nonmetallic construction materials
  • Bacic knowleddge about corrosion mechanisms
  • Can explain important shaping and manufacturing processes.
  • Can explain the effects of temperature and deformation concerning mechanical properties of important materials.



The students can

  • Distinguish between various metallic alloys and classify them according to their physical and mechanical properties and suitable shaping processes.
  • Choose a material based on desired physical and mechanical properties of the final product.
  • Can choose different processing and production processes to achieve product specification, as well as quality and tolerance requirements.

-General qualification:

The students:

  • Can determine various mechanical properties of material based on different test methods.
  • Can choose between different material, processing methods and shaping mechanism based on industrial requirements due to the product.
  • Can provide knowledge written and verbal concerning material and production.
  • Have learned to cooperate in teams and projects/lab.

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

Introduction to Engineering Experience and Working Methods, 10 nos. of credits

Teaching methods

Lectures, computational and laboratory exercises.

Course requirements

Laboratory experiments and individual submission in the material section.

Laboratory experiments and individual submission in the production section


Written exam, 4 hours

Grade A-E/passed; F/failed

Examination support material

Simple calculator: Allowed calculator is Casio fx-82 (all varieties: ES, ES Plus, EX, Solar etc.)

Haugesund: Technical table of formulas (Pedersen, Gustavsen, Kaasa og Olsen) will be handed out during the exam.

Bergen: Attachments to the exam.

More about examination support material

Course reductions

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  • TOM162 (1) - Materials Science - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • MAS106 (1) - Material Science and Chemistry - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • MAS118 (1) - Manufacturing, CAM and Software Development - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • MAS113 (1) - Materials Science - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • MAS107 (1) - Machine Design and Manufacturing - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ING2015 (1) - Materials and Manufacturing - Reduction: 10 studypoints