Syllabus for Materials Science for Biomedical Engineering

Materialvetenskap för medicinsk teknik

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE758
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2018-03-06
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-03
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 28, 2020
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3c or Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics D
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain the basic relationship between structure and properties of all classes of materials,
  • make qualitative comparisons between materials,
  • account for different test methods of materials,
  • account for requirements placed on implantable materials,
  • describe most commonly used polymers, ceramics and metals as biomaterials.

Content

Materials structure and deformation mechanisms. Relationship between atomic bonds, microstructure and macroscopic properties. . Materials testing. Properties of technical materials within all material classes. Materials for replacement or repair of human organs.

Instruction

Lectures, lessons, laboratory work and supervision of project assignments.

Assessment

Written exam (3 credits). Oral and written presentation of laboratory work and project assignments (2 credits). 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 28, 2020

  • Callister, William D.; Rethwisch, David G. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering : an integrated approach

    5. ed., International student version: Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2016

    Find in the library

    Mandatory