Materials and Technologies





Offered by

Mechanical Engineering




General admission requirements

Main purpose

The main purpose of the course is to enable the student to choose relevant types of steel based on material properties and to select relevant manufacturing technologies.


After completing the course, the student will be able to:
• Explain metals’ mechanical properties
• Explain the increase of strength in metals
• Explain the relation between deformation, stress and fracture in tension loaded materials
• Explain materials’ failure
• Explain forging
• Explain assembly and fastening
• Explain machining
• Explain fast prototyping
• Explain cost price and calculation
• Explain greenhouse effect
• Explain circular economy and the sustainable circles
• Explain and make a simple life cycle analysis
• Explain United Nations Sustainable Goals
• Use Edupack program


After completing the course, the student will gain skills in:
• Select an appropriate type of steel for manufacturing of components.
• Select an appropriate strength increasing method.
• Perform common tests for materials.
• Select suitable technological processes based on production volume, geometry, surface requirements, tolerance requirements, load situation, etc. in relation to environmental impact and the sustainable principles.
• Explain the function of different types of production equipment.
• Estimate the cost price of products.
• Perform a simple life cycle analysis of a product.
• Use Edupack program for selection of materials and technologies


After the course, the student must be able to:
• Select suitable materials and design components based on their mechanical properties as well as their manufacturing and machining technologies in relation to the sustainability principles.
• Furthermore, the student must be able to independently apply, assess, and acquire new knowledge within the subject.


Teaching methods and study activities

The duration of the course is approx. 12 weeks with 4 lessons per. week. The total workload for the student is approx. 138 hours.

Lectures combined with exercises and laboratory tests.

The student is expected to prepare her/himself by reading the specified literature, solving assignments and submitting a laboratory report.


Mechanical and Metal Trades Handbook
Callister, William D. and Rethwisch, David G, Fundamentals of Material Science and Engineering, Latest edition. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Kalpakjian, Serope og Schmid, Steven R., 2008, Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, latest edition SI Version. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.



Prerequisites for exam:
The laboratory report must be submitted on time and must be approved by the lecturer.


Exam type:
Individual oral exam, without preparation.
Duration approx. 25 minutes
Exam counts 100% of the final grade
Internal co-examiner

The material part and the technology part each weigh 50% of the total grade.

Tools allowed:

As the ordinary exam

Grading criteria

7-point scale

Additional information


Lili Persson & Willy Meldgaard-Andersen

Valid from

8/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory Course for Mechanical Engineering
1. semester


<div>Steel, Material failure, Deformation, stress and fracture, in tension loaded materials, Forging, Assembly and fastening, Machining, Fast prototyping, Cost price, <br>Greenhouse effect, Circular Economy &amp; The Sustainable Circles, Life cycle analysis, UN World Goals, Edupack<br></div>