308.868 Engineering 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.

2020W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand why certain materials are suitable for specific applications. What is the requirement profile (for example in turbine engines) and how can materials be improved to that effect. The students will have an overview of the variety of engineering materials for the realization of technical products. You will understand that the properties of engineering materials are essentially determined by their composition, manufacturing process and processing.

The students will understand the structure of various materials (metals, ceramics, polymers) and their important mechanical, thermal and magnetic properties. You will also understand that especially the temperature control during the solidification of alloys can lead to special forms of crystallites and microstructures. The focus of the metallic materials is on special steels, Al, Ti, Ni alloys, refractory metals and amorphous metals. Furthermore, ceramic materials and polymers are discussed.

Subject of course

Systematic of metallic alloys with focus on Al-, Ti-, Ni-alloys and highmelting metals (with a short overview on special steels, Mg-, Cu-, Co-alloys and amorphous metals). Improvement of strength and thermal stability. Microstructure and properties influenced by processing technologies like casting, powder metallurgy, hot forming, and cold forming.

Overview on ceramic materials and hard metals.

Systematic of engineering plastics (high temperature polymers, shape memory polymers, composites).

Teaching methods

Discussion of case studies and exercises.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

The lecture will be given in German OR English:


Thursdays (12:00 - 14:00 Uhr, https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91449044401?pwd=Vkw4M0JiS0NMelU4SEZGcXg4UTZ5dz09).



Course dates

Thu12:00 - 14:0001.10.2020 - 28.01.2021 distance learning (LIVE)Ingenieurwerkstoffe
Engineering Materials - Single appointments
Thu01.10.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu08.10.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu15.10.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu22.10.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu29.10.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu05.11.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu12.11.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu19.11.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu26.11.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu03.12.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu10.12.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu17.12.202012:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu07.01.202112:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu14.01.202112:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu21.01.202112:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe
Thu28.01.202112:00 - 14:00 distance learningIngenieurwerkstoffe

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 on the offered small tests. These are announced during the lecture. 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.

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). The subject matters of the oral part are the metallic and ceramic materials.

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 coditions given in TUWEL.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri12:00 - 14:0009.12.2022FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written14.11.2022 08:00 - 08.12.2022 23:30TISSPr. Dez Letzter Termin WS22
Thu13:00 - 15:0026.01.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written17.01.2023 00:00 - 23.01.2023 23:00TISSPr. Erster Termin WS22
Thu13:00 - 15:0002.02.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written17.01.2023 08:00 - 01.02.2023 23:00TISSPr. Feb
Thu13:00 - 15:0009.03.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written10.02.2023 12:00 - 06.03.2023 12:00TISSPr. Anfang SS
Thu13:00 - 15:0027.04.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written11.04.2023 08:00 - 24.04.2023 17:00TISSMitte SS
Thu13:00 - 15:0022.06.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF written29.05.2023 08:00 - 19.06.2023 17:00TISSEnde SS

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.09.2020 12:00 19.12.2020 12:00 19.12.2020 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering
033 245 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 445 Mechanical Engineering
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management


A script is available (in color) for the part of the lecture "Engineering Materials" which deals with metallic and ceramic materials. It also lists the books recommended for this.

A script is also available for the polymer materials part. The following book is also recommended for this purpose: "Hochleistungs-Kunststoffe", L. Bottenbruch (Ed.), Hanser, Munich 1994.

The individual scripts are available from the institute's secretariat (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.), Getreidemarkt 9 (building BE, 4th floor).

Previous knowledge

Materials science of metallic materials

Preceding courses