The course examination is typically done in a quiz, homework, and project style, with written and oral reports, and a final dialogue with the examiner. The examination contatins many parts, evenly spread over the period. The results of all partial exams are collected on the result list.

Activities - in relation to examination

This course has several activities:


The lectures are partly of review type. They can also be method or guest lectures. Look at the weekly program! As we have so differing backgrounds, some lectures may suit one participant and other lectures another participant. There is, however, a solid core of the course that everyone should cover. Therefore we have the list of questions (for your training) and the three quizes (multiple-choice questions for test)! The purpose with the question list and the quizes is to quickly get started in picking up knowledge within the materials-theory field. Your quiz will be given points according to your performance. The results of the quizes are saved to the final dialogue with the examiner.

Homework problems

Two sets of home-work problems will be given during the course. The puropose is to train solving simple materials problems.


In addition to the two compulsory computer excercises every participant should - in a group of 1 - 4 persons - take part in three projects (computer laboratory, literatur task (at least one), and other projects, e.g., visit to research group).

Wide options and room for initiatives! Feel free to get inspired by our project list. Short written and oral accounts should be given. Your project will be given points according to the written and oral performance of your goup. Feel free to use the project homepage for the delivery of your written project report!


The examiner, lecturers, computer-excercise responsible person, and course assistant are available for supervision, primarily in connection with lectures, labs and other activities, secondarily at times given on our booking list or agreed on through e-mail contact.


Your grade will be based on your results on home-work problems, quizes, projects and final dialogue. For Graduate-school participants: Your points on the three quizes, two home-work problems, and five projects will be summed and divided by ten to give P. The P-value and the performance behind is the starting point for the final dialogue, which can give both positive and negative corrections to the P-value (FD-adj. P).

For instance, for the homework problems, each set has five problems, which when solved fully can give 3 points. The 0-15 points that you achieve are stored in the student server under the heading H1 in a table like the following:
H1 H2 Q1 Q2 Q3 P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P FD-adj P

The result in this column and the other 9, 7 or 3 performance columns (for 5p-, 4p-, and 2p-students, respectively) are summed and divided by 10, 8, and 4, respectively. If you are a Chalmers student, who should be given grades, a result of 6 points then gives a good basis for grade 3, 9 ponts for grade 4, and 12 points for grade 5. However, there should be the concluding dialogue, which might change the examination result up or down a little.

Textansvarig: Bengt Lundqvist