Course detail

Practical Materials Engineering on Industrial Artefacts

FSI-0MIAcad. year: 2021/2022

The seminar offers an insight in practical materials engineering. By hands-on experience, the students learn how to apply basic principles of material science on the results they can see on samples prepared by classical materials engineering approaches.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Practical experience with material engineering analysis methods.


Knowledge of material science, mathematics, chemistry and physics on the first year level is expected.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The results will be publicly presented. Based on the presentation , credits are awarded.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective is to introduce second year students to practical use of materials engineering methods. Students have hands on experience with laboratory equipment and can find the principles that are lectured in theory having real effect.

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

Since this is an electorial course, the activities in this course are assessed on the basis of the student's own results obtained in the lab, and the quality of the final presentation.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Ptáček, L. a kol.: Nauka o materiálu I, CERM, Brno 2001
Ptáček, L. a kol.: Nauka o materiálu II, CERM, Brno 1999
E.N. Dowling: Mechanical Behaviour of Materials,Prentice Hall International Editions 1993
Ashby, M.: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Third Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005
Ashby, M.: Materials and Design, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009
Callister WD, Rethwisch DG. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach, 5th Edition. Wiley; 2016. (EN)
Tilley, R.J.D.: Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials 9780470026465; 2005; Wiley (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-PRP-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization MTI , 2. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit



8 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction in materials engienringapproach and methods for analysing industrial failures
2. Case studies of industrial failures
3. Case studies of industrial failures
4. Techniques available at the laboratories, choice of artifacts to be analysed

Laboratory exercise

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Preparation of samples
2. Observations, measurements
3. Observations, measurements
4. Summary of the results, additional measurements


3 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Presentation of the achievetd results