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MAS144 Materials and Manufacturing

Course description for academic year 2021/2022

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 the use of metallic materials as a construction material.
  • 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, problems and laboratory exercises.

Compulsory learning activities

Laboratory experiments and individual submission.


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.)

More about examination support material

Course reductions

  • ING2015 - Materialar og tilverking - Reduction: 10 studypoints
  • MAS107 - Maskinkonstruksjon og tilverknad - Reduction: 2.5 studypoints
  • MAS113 - Materiallære - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • MAS118 - Tilverknad og automatisering - Reduction: 2.5 studypoints
  • MAS106 - Materiallære og kjemi - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • TOM162 - Materiallære - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ING2005 - Maskinkonstruksjon og tilvirkning - Reduction: 10 studypoints