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3352572 Material techniques, 5 Cp 
Code 3352572  Validity 01.01.2010 -
Name Material techniques  Abbreviation MAT 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0520 Physics 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Applied Physics (K) 

Reijo Tapani Lappalainen 

Learning outcomes 

Learn to know physical background for different material types, modification of materials and selection of materials for various applications.


Structure of matter. Crystal defects. Phase diagrams. Different types of materials and their characteristics. On the selection, testing and applications of materials .

Modes of study 


Teaching methods 

Lectures 36 h, exercises 16 h, independent studying 68 h

Study materials 

W. D. Callister: Materials science & engineering, 6 th or more recent editions.

Evaluation criteria 



prof. Reijo Lappalainen


The course will be held only every second academic year, next time in the autumn semester 2020



Further information 

Teaching language is English. Content and modes of study will be agreed in detail at the beginning of the course. For example, the course may be organized in multiform teaching.



Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
  K:Material techniques  Web course  Reijo Tapani Lappalainen  01.09.20 -09.12.20

Future exams
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Register Material techniques  General examination  Reijo Tapani Lappalainen 
09.12.20wed 12.00-16.00