Course detail


FSI-WCMAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course is focused on basic knowledge of chemistry necessary for area of material engineering. Main focus is on understanding of basic interactions on atomic level and related basic material; properties, connections among structures, bonding and thermodynamics are demonstrated. Lectures give an overview of elementary principles in material science (especially a material selection) and related technical applications.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to apply gain knowledge during continuing Master program, which is focused on material engineering, as well as during solving of specific industrial problems related to chemistry. The course if focused on terminology and basic relations in chemistry.


Elementary knowledge of high school chemistry is expected.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MITCHELL, Brian S. An introduction to materials engineering and science: for chemical and materials engineers. Hoboken: Wiley-Interscience, 2004, 954 s. ISBN 0-471-43623-2. (EN)
CÍDLOVÁ, Hana, Zuzana MOKRÁ a Barbora VALOVÁ. Obecná chemie. Masarykova univerzita, Brno, 2018, 298 s. (dostupné z: (CS)
KOSTURA, Bruno. Chemie I:(obecná chemie). VŠB-Technická univerzita, 2006, 129 s. ISBN 9788024812014. (CS)
ALLCOCK, Harry R. Introduction to materials chemistry. John Wiley & Sons, 2011, 452 s. ISBN 9781118210987 (EN)
D.Sedmidubský, V. Flemr, J. Svoboda, R. Cibulka, Základy chemie pro bakaláře, vydavatelstvi.vscht, Praha 2011 (CS)
MIT OpenCourseWare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (dostupné z: (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is based on explanation of fundamental principles and theories is chemistry. Complementary group exercise are part of the teaching process.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Final exam evaluates theoretical knowledge and its implications for problems in material science, which are related to chemistry. Exam is partially written and oral; student will randomly select questions and the written part is before the final oral part.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to explain similarities and differences, among basic group of materials such as metals, glass, ceramics, and polymers. Theoretical lectures will be supported by short group training, which should help students to answer homework questions. Furthermore, the training will give students good practice in chemistry.

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

Credits will be awarded only if students attends all group trainings and after completion of assigned tasks. In justified cases the compensatory conditions may be given if a student did not enter a group training.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MTI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 9 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer



1. Structure of atoms
2. Periodic table of elements, terminology
3. Chemical bonding
4. Molecular structures
5. State of mass
6. Chemical reactions
7. Equilibrium and kinetics in chemistry
8. Amorphous materials
9. Crystalline materials
10. Organic materials
11. Solutions
12. Analysis of a common chemical reaction of materials

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Group exercise:
a) Answers of questions given students at the end of the lectures.
b) Training in nomenclature of chemistry, chemical equations, and calculation of concentrations.