Material Science II (MSE)

Module BGU64009

This Module is offered by Chair of Non-destructive Testing (Prof. Große).

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 2016 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2016SS 2015WS 2011/2

Basic Information

BGU64009 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Service Modules for Students of other Disciplines
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h  h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In general the lecture Material Science (MSI & MSII) covers all subareas of materials science from physical and chemical fundamentals of substances and materials to the selection of construction materials, their design-specific application and the characterization of parts. In Material Science II the fundamentals of materials science are deepened by examining phenomena like phase transitions and material transport. Moreover, an understanding of fracture mechanical processes and their testing will be reached based on mechanical properties on the material scale. Finally, the various materials are examined against the background of the acquired physical and chemical relations. The particular contens are: 1. The real crystal 2. Phase transitions in solid materials 3. Material transport and diffusion 4. Mechanical properties on the material scale (deformation, strength, fracture processes, destructive and non-destructive testing) 5. Materials (Metals, plastics, ceramics, biological substances, building materials, composites, fiber-reinforced composites)

Learning Outcome

Students are enabled to select and apply materials with regard to parts and constructions. For this purpose physical, chemical and engineering methods and criteria used to evaluate the characteristics of materials are conveyed. Students know the most important building and construction materials as well as the methods of characterization of materials and parts. Terms like tensile strength, corrosion resistance, hardness, ductility, brittleness or anisotropy are understood and can be assigned to the respective materials.


Attendance of the lecture Material Science I is required for Material Science II

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 4 Materialwissenschaften II Große, C. Holleitner, A. Dienstag, 10:00–13:45
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine
UE 1 Materialwissenschaften II Holleitner, A. Jatzlau, P.
Leitung/Koordination: Große, C.
Mittwoch, 13:30–15:00
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a lecture and an accompanying exercise course. The contents of the lecture are conveyed by speech and presentations. Accompanying the lecture, students are expected to work through a textbook which can be supplemented by additional literature for further deepening. In the exercise course the contents of the lecture are illustrated by calculations and practical experiments.


The media used in the lecture are presentations, videos and blackboard sketches


textbook accompanying the lecture: Callister, William D.:Materials Science and Engineering, 8th Ed., Wiley Desktop Edition 2010; additional: Askeland, Donald R., Materialwissenschaften, 1. Aufl., Spektrum Akandem. Verlag 2010; The Science and Engineering of Materials, 5th Ed., Thomson Learning 2006; Roos, E. und Maile, K., Werkstoffe für Ingenieure, 3. Aufl., Springer-Verlag 2008;

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The written exam takes place at the end of the semester and verifies the knowledge acquired in lecture and exercise course.

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