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Course content

The course is focused on the properties of materials used in modern technology. The topics treated include crystal structures, bonding, and physical properties (electrical, magnetic, optic etc) of materials. Focus is given to the relationship between properties and crystal structure.

Learning outcome

The student should gain insight into the structure and properties of a broad spectrum of functional materials.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with MENA3000 – Functional materials (discontinued)


The course comprises 3 hours of lectures and 4 hours of exercises per week, as well as 2 mandatory reports.


One written midterm exam (1 hour, counting 20 % of final result). Final written exam (4 hours, counting 80 % of final result).

Examination support material


Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.


The teaching in this course will be cancelled if less than 3 students register within the deadline for the course registration. An approved sett of mandatory reports is valid in four subsequent semesters after it was approved for the first time.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)