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Material Selection & Eco Design 7.5 credits

Materialval och Ekodesign
First cycle, T0007T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 4 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Engineering Materials
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Basic knowledge about metals and polymers corresponding to the coursesT0004T or equivalent. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The aim for this course is to provide the student with - basic knowledge about different methods for materials selection - experience from case-studies with the methodology for systematic selection of materials, design and manufacturing methods for components or products - basic knowledge about the connections between environment, energy and materials selection with regard to their manufacturing methods and for different products during their life-cycle. - knowledge about methods for design of processes and products with regard to sustainable development - ability to make environmentally sound selections of materials with regard to manufacturing methods and life-cycle aspects.

The course is divided into a theoretical part (50%) and a project part (50%). In the theoretical part the methodology for materials selection, and the influence of product-design and manufacturing methods on the meterials selection are enlightened. The possibilities and limitations with material databases are shown.
Environmental aspects on manufacturing methods. Recycling and life-cycle analyses are exemplified. Methods for design of processes and products with regard to reuse and recycling are exemplified. Methods for recovery of materials and environmental aspects on use and production of energy are treated. The project part of the course will train the student in the materials selection methodology. In some but not all of the projects, environmental considerations have to be regarded in the selection of materials.

Lectures and exercises, study visit(s) to relevant goals. Every student takes part in one or two case-projects.

Written report(s) of the case-studie(s) as well as written tests of the different parts of the course have to be approved.

Esa Vuorinen

Transition terms
The course T0007T is equal to MPM040

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 4
Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 5:th edition. M.F. Ashby. Butterworth - Heinemann 2011. Paperback ISBN: 9780081005996
eBook ISBN: 9780081006108.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001ProjectU G#4.50MandatoryA07
0002TestU G#3.00MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 17 Jan 2020