Material Science II (MSE)
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of SS 2020 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2020||SS 2019||SS 2015||WS 2011/2|
BGU64009 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Service Modules for Students of other Disciplines
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||75 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Following the first course, Material Science II is deepening the physical properties of materials. Next the mechanical properties are revealed on the component and structure level - exhibit a transition from the micro to the meso and macro level including a basic understanding of fracture mechanics and material testing.
The course MS2 includes in detail:
3. Physical properties of materials (3.4 optical properties and 3.5 thermal properties; chapters 3.1 to 3.3 are subject to MS1)
4. Properties in regard to engineering applications. Fracture mechanics and material testing.
5. Engineering materials and their properties on the structure and component level (metals, ceramics, materials used in electronic components, polymers, construction materials, composites and fiber reinforced materials, selection of materials in regard to economical and ecological aspects).
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||Material Science II||Große, C. Holleitner, A.||
Tue, 16:00–17:30, BC2 BC2 0.01.17
Tue, 14:00–15:30, BC2 BC2 0.01.17
|UE||1||Material Science II||
Responsible/Coordination: Große, C.
Wed, 13:30–15:00, BC2 BC2 0.01.16
Learning and Teaching Methods
Callister, William D.: Materials Science and Engineering, 8th Ed., Wiley Desktop Edition 2010 (ebook).
Askeland, Donald R.: Materialwissenschaften, 1. Aufl., Spektrum Akandem. Verlag 2010;
Description of exams and course work
Questions regarding the physical properties and engineering materials are evenly distributed and a main focus lies on the construction and interpreting of diagrams. Answering of questions requires partly own formulations and partly marking of given multiple choice answers.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.