308.862 Materials Science of Metallic Materials
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, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • understand the relationships between atomic bonds, crystal structures and the resulting material properties.
  • describe the effects of defects in the crystal structure. (Materials are like people: Defects make them interesting) No ruby without "defects" in its corundum structure.
  • understand how crystal nuclei form and grow.
  • explain the diverse structural phenomena of the materials (using steel and cast iron as examples, we will discuss corresponding phase changes and the resulting microstrutcure).
  • to understand that especially the 1-dimensional crystal defects (so-called dislocations) contribute significantly to the specific properties of metals.

Subject of course

  • Atomic Structure of Materials;
  • The Structure of Crystalline Solids;
  • Imperfections in Solids;
  • Diffusion;
  • Mechanical Properties of Metals;
  • Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms;
  • Phase Diagrams;
  • Phase Transformations in Metals: Development Microstructure and Alteration of Mechanical Properties;
  • Application and Processing of Metal Alloys.

Teaching methods

Discussion of case studies and exercises.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

The course is given in German AND English.

During the prolog on Mo. Oct. 3rd (2:00 pm, FH HS1) there will be an information session, in which the course of the lecture as well as the examination will be explained. In addition, the historical development of materials will be briefly presented and the special features of metallic materials (such as combination of toughness and strength) will be explained with examples.


On Mondays (14:00 - 16:00 o'clock, as presence lecture at the FH HS1), the lecture is given in German. The first unit will be given on the 1st Monday in October.

On Tuesdays (12:15 - 13:45 am, as a presence lecture in the Vortmann HS), the lecture is given in English.



Course dates

Mon14:00 - 16:0003.10.2022 - 23.01.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue12:00 - 14:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Tue12:00 - 14:0015.11.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Wed12:00 - 14:0014.12.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Replacement date
Wed14:00 - 16:0014.12.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Ersatztermin
Tue10:00 - 12:0024.01.2023GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Tutorium
Materials Science of Metallic Materials - Single appointments
Mon03.10.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue04.10.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon10.10.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue11.10.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon17.10.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue18.10.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon24.10.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue25.10.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon31.10.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Mon07.11.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue08.11.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon14.11.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue15.11.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon21.11.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue22.11.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon28.11.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue29.11.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon05.12.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture
Tue06.12.202212:00 - 14:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Lecture - English
Mon12.12.202214:00 - 16:00FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB Lecture

Examination modalities

Written and oral Exam!

Both parts of the exam (written and oral) need to be positive (>50 %).

During the lecture, it is possible to take part in the offered small tests (about 15 min, immediately before four of the mentioned lecture dates). The exact dates will be announced during the lecture, a week earlier. The points obtained will be added to the points of the written exam, if the exam is performed within the same year of study and at least 50% are obtained for the written part. It is not possible to worsen the result of the exam by taking part at the small tests.

The exams, written or oral, are based on the script.

Written part: Mandatory for all students. A written exam is typically structured in 7 subsections (which cover the entire lecture content). Part of any written exam is the iron-carbon diagram, corresponding cooling curves, and the usage of the lever-rule.

Oral part: The oral exam is mandatory if the written part was between 50 and 55%, or if major sections of the written exam were below 50%. From the 3rd examination-entrance onward, an oral examination is always required for a positive assessment. Typically, the oral part is 1-3 weeks after the written part. Procedure: 1h per group of 4-5 students (online or in the BE building 4. floor).

Covid-specific: Written exams are held as attendance exams, if permitted. If not allowed, online exams (via zoom) will take place on the dates indicated. Details will follow a few days before the respective exam dates. In any case, please register in time for the desired dates and consider the conditions given at TUWEL.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu13:00 - 15:0027.04.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written12.04.2023 09:00 - 24.04.2023 17:00TISSPrüfung WmW Mitte SS
Thu13:00 - 15:0022.06.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written23.05.2023 09:00 - 19.06.2023 17:00TISSEnde SS

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2022 12:00 17.12.2022 12:00 17.12.2022 12:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
KW0416.10.2022 00:00



The course is based on individual chapters of the book: "Materials Science and Engineering" by William D. Callister and David G. Rethwisch. A special Edition for this lecture is available in the book store INTU. This book is recommended for the lecture and the exam preparation, as well as the lecture-book of G. Gottstein "Physical Foundations of Materials Science". 

The script (also in English and color) is available at the first lecture, after that in the office of the institute (9-12 and 13-17 clock), Getreidemarkt 9 (building BE, 4 floor).