Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.03.2019 - 09.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Eero Hiltunen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

University Lecturer Eero Hiltunen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V, last time in Spring 2019

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course student: 

- Is able to describe the material response caused by mechanical loading

- Is able to describe the behaviour of a material using the theory of plasticity and mechanics of failure

- Is able to describe the interaction between the material and chemical environment

- Can recognize the effect of temperature on the behavior of materials

- Can recognize the essential material characterization methods

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mechanical loading. Plastic deformation. Mechanics of failure. Viscoelasticity. The effect of temperature on mechanical properties. Corrosion. Oxidation in high temperatures. Microscopy. XRD. Polymers as technical materials (thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, biopolymers). Thermal analysis. Natural fibre based materials vs. moisture. Studying chosen materials in groups.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, assignments, exam.


Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 


Exam 60%

Polymer exercise 30%

Corrosion lab 10%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h

Lecturer, 18-26 h                    


Guiding 12-22 h                   

Independent studies 60-78 h                   

Studies for the exam 24 h

Exam 3h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

James F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, 8/e, Global Edition. ISBN 978-0-273-79340-3. Other material will be annonced during the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

CHEM-C2400. Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bachelor-level students majoring in Material Science and Technology are able to integrate a three-credit English course with this course. The English course fulfils the university regulation on foreign language studies for oral and written skills. For the English course, participants are required to attend 80 % of the contact sessions. For more information see description of course LC-1117.


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