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Laser Material Processing 7.5 Credits

First cycle, T0018T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

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 Courses in physics MTF096/F0004T, MTF098/F0006T, in manufacturing methods MPR042/T0013T/T0019T, T0017T and in material science and engineering MTM032/T0004T or similar. 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 student shall after successfully have completed the course

  • Know and describe different laser types and important phenomena of how lasers work
  • Know, describe and analyselaser beam propagation and laser beam focussing
  • Know and describe the interaction of high power laser beams with material
  • Know, describe and analyseimportant industrial laser processes
  • Know and describe different industrial laser systems

The course comprises mainly:
  • Laser theory and optics
  • Interaction of high power laser beams with material
  • Industrial laser processes: cutting, welding, surface treatment and other methods eg. drilling
  • Industrial laser systems

Lectures, exercises, laboratory work, project work. The laboratory and project work are compulsory.

Successful completion of the laboratory and project work and class tests.

The course cannot be included in a degree programme in combination with MPB020 and MPR051.

Jörg Volpp

Transition terms
The course T0018T is equal to MPR060

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Reinhart Poprawe, Tailored Light 2, Laser Application Technology (e-book).
Hand-outs via homepage in Fronter.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0002Laboratory work1.5TG U G#
0004Project work3.0TG U G#
0005Class tests3.0TG U G#

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 Mats Näsström 15 Jun 2018