Course detail

Introduction to Material Science and Engineering

FP-BumvPAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course acquaints the students with the basic knowledge about internal structure of technical materials, their phase composition and relates the material's chemical composition together with their structure and application properties. At the same time, it introduces some basic technologies used for processing the technical materials in engineering practice.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will gain knowledge about the basis of physico-chemical processes which are crucially involved in determination of the application properties of the materials and their processing technologies. This knowledge is necessary in order to obtain an image about the use of materials in engineering practice.


Fundamental knowledge of secondary-school physics and chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ptáček, L. a kol.: Nauka o materiálu I. CERM, Brno, 2003 (CS)
Ptáček, L. a kol.: Nauka o materiálu II. CERM, Brno, 2002 (CS)
ASKELAND,D.R., PHULÉ,P.P.: The Science and Engineering of Materials, 1993 (CS)
PTÁČEK L., A KOLEKTIV. Nauka o materiálu I. CERM, Brno, 2003. (CS)
Ptáček, L. a kol.: Nauka o materiálu II. CERM, Brno, 2002 (CS)
PLUHAŘ, J., KORITTA, J. Srojírenské materiály. SNTL/ALFA, Praha, 1977. (CS)
PLUHAŘ, J., A KOLEKTIV. Nauka o materiálech, SNTL, Praha, 1989. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions of obtaining a credit: Basic condition for gaining a credit is active presence in all lessons and elaboration of protocols summarizing each lesson based on the guidelines given by the teacher. The examination consists of written and oral part. In written part of the exam, the student writes an essay on given topic selected from the whole syllabus of the subject. In oral part of the exam, the student answers the questions related to the exam's written part and few other additional questions of the examiner.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Goal of this subject is to make students mastering the basic knowledge about technical materials and to gain relations among their chemical composition, internal structure and application properties. The content of the subject gives to the students a review of technologies employed in processing the materials applied in industrial practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Missed lessons may be compensated for based on the agreement with particular teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK Bachelor's

    branch BAK-EPM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

labs and studios

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer