Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode WLB07094
Vaknaam Materiaalkunde
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Materiaalkunde
Leerdoelen Upon completion of this course:
1. The student is able to explain 3D arrangement of atoms and bonding which makes the three classes of materials i.e. metals, polymers and ceramics and relate the presence of flaws to the mechanical properties and failure of these materials.
2. The student is able to calculate the mechanical properties of materials and relate them to the inherent flaw orientation, size and shape
3. The student is able to differentiate the three classes of material on the basis of their characteristics, applications and processing.
4. The student is able to collect and present information about different biomaterials used to restore certain human function.
Omschrijving Humans need materials for various different applications including health care. In this course the three main category i.e. Metallic, polymeric and composite materials are described. Strength and weaknesses of the three materials are understood. The reasons for these differences are understood in terms of molecular bonding and 3D arrangement of atoms, which keeps the material together, gives them peculiar properties. Then the students learn about the different methods to change the mechanical properties of different classes of materials and the consequences of this change. Lastly the fabrication techniques are discussed. The central theme is how the structure of material dictates its properties and how processing of material changes its structure. Throughout the course examples are taken from the field of biomaterials. The course contains 2 written exams (80% grade) and an integrated assignment (20% grade) where the knowledge of Anatomy& Histology, Biomechanics and Materials Science is altogether necessary.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(Total hours of lectures: 40 hours, integrated assignment: 28 hours, selfstudy 72 hours)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The course has two exams (80% final mark) and an integration paper (20% final mark). The integration paper is carried out by student teams and assessed by 3 assessors. Halfway and at the end a tutor meeting takes place to discuss the collaboration. On the basis of cooperation, +2 to -2 points can be awarded to a group member if this has been discussed by the group.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. P.K. Sharma
Docent(en) dr. P.K. Sharma
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Optional material: Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine B. D. Ratner, A. S. Hoffman, F. J. Schoen, J. E. Lemons, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004
Required text: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction by W.D. Callister, Jr., 8th edition John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Entreevoorwaarden There are no mandatory prerequisites. The course requires from basic high school understanding of physics and chemistry.
Opmerkingen The courses within the bachelor programmes Biology and Life Science & Technology are open to students of those degree programmes only. Students from other degree programmes may be unenrolled. Please contact the academic advisors of Biology/LST first.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc LS&T: Major Biomedische Technologie (cohort 2016 en 2017)  (Minor Biomedische Technologie) 3 semester I a verplicht
BSc LS&T: major Biomedical Engineering (cohort 2018 and 2019) 2 semester I a verplicht