308.094 Materials for Mechanical Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to work out topics that have been brought to them in technically and scientifically adequat manner. They are capable of extracting information from scientific literature, text books as well as online sources and assemble this information into a global picture.

Subject of course

Choice of an example of material application in mechanical engineering, elaboration of requirements, comparison with materials performance, selction of shaping methods, cheking of specific characterisation methods.

A list of currently available topics can be downloaded as pdf-File.

Teaching methods

Literature survey to an agreed topic and final presentation of the results in the framework of an adequate institute event (e.g., materialsTUday).

Mode of examination


Additional information

The topic will be sorted out with the student, who shall deal with it by studies of literature and experiments.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon14:00 - 15:0003.10.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT prelimenary meeting

Examination modalities

Final presentation.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Not specified
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Elective
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien Mandatory elective
700 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory elective


Materials Selection in Mechanical Design by M.F. Ashby, (Pergamon 1992), Butterwoth 1999; Cambridge Material & Process Selector (CD-ROM), 2002

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in material science and testing