Material Science I
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 WS 2020/1 (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|
|WS 2020/1||SS 2018||WS 2013/4||SS 2013|
CH1205 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter 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
The first part of the module covers the physical-chemical basics for a deeper understanding of the material structure, without which properties (covered by the second part of the module) such as tensile strength, corrosion resistance, hardness, ductility, brittleness or anisotropy cannot be understood. Based on the fundamental interactions in solids, the structures and their determination using physical measurement methods are listed. Important aspects of selected substance classes are derived with regard to the application-related relevance in materials science, and their structure-property relations are examined.
Individual contents are:
Introduction: binding forces in the solid
1. The atomic structure of solids (crystal structures, reciprocal space, diffraction and spectroscopic methods)
2. Material classes (metals / alloys, semiconductor compounds, ceramics, oxides, zeolites, polymers, nanomaterials)
3. Physical properties of the materials at the atomic level (mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||Material Science I (for MSE)||Auwärter, W. Fischer, R.||
Wed, 08:15–09:45, BC2 BC2 0.01.17
Mon, 08:15–09:45, BC2 BC2 0.01.17
|UE||1||Material Science I, Exercises (for MSE)||Auwärter, W. Fischer, R.||
Mon, 11:00–11:45, BC2 BC2 3.1.08
Mon, 10:00–10:45, BC2 BC2 3.1.08
Mon, 11:00–11:45, BC2 BC2 0.01.16
Mon, 10:00–10:45, BC2 BC2 0.01.16
Learning and Teaching Methods
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.
Current exam dates
Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.
|Material Science I (for MSE)|
|Thu, 2021-08-12, 11:30 till 13:00||0.003
||Import||till 2021-06-30 (cancelation of registration till 2021-08-05)|