t.BA.EU.MATTECH.19HS (Material Technology for EU) 
Module: Material Technology for EU
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Material Technology for EU
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Version: 4.0 start 01 August 2022

Short description

Students  acquire the ability to understand, analyse and answer current, problem-based questions of energy and environmental technology using materials science and chemistry models and tools.
They study the relevant properties of materials and substances in combined theoretical and practical work.

Module coordinator

Meier Daniel Matthias (meid)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Students are able to evaluate the properties of materials on the basis of models from materials science and chemistry F, M  K1, K2
Students work out the concepts of chemical bonds and can analyse the associated energies F, M K3, K4
Students can understand and evaluate the mass-, charge- and energybalances of simple reactions F, M K2, K3
Based on the material properties, you can evaluate both energy and environmental aspects and assess them for applications F, M, SE K3, K4
You are familiar with modern materials and concepts and can use them specifically for applications in the field of energy and environmental technology F, M, SE K3, K4
You apply the theoretical knowledge in teamwork and  with practical experiments M, SE, SO K3
You can precisely document experiments, evaluate and present experimental data and reflect the results F, M, SE K3, K4

Module contents

Fundamentals of the structure and effect of atoms, molecules and matter
Position and properties of atoms in the periodic table
Molecular compounds
Reactions and balances
Storage of energy in chemical compounds
Phase states, state diagram
Materials & Materials
Metals, metal oxides, polymers, fibre composite materials for applications (e.g. PEM, FC, wind rotors)
Conductors (electrical and ionic), non-conductors, insulators
Environmental aspects
Environmentally relevant compounds and countermeasures
Solid, liquid, gaseous hazards & toxicities (human/environment)
Definition of risk and assessment of toxic materials and substances
Materials, concepts and applications
Batteries (galvanic cell, Li-Ion, Redox-Flow) 
Fuel cells
Fuels and catalysts
Plastics, construction and recycling
Buildings and infrastructure

Practical Course
Structure of matter
Photovoltaics and energy storage (solar-to-fuel)
Electrochemistry and corrosion
Spectroscopy of environmental toxins
Catalysts and biofuels
Plastics, recycling
Tensile strength test

Teaching materials

Lecture and practical training documents

Supplementary literature

Materials Science and Engineering, Callister, Wiley-VCH
General and inorganic chemistry, Riedel, de Gruyter
Further literature references in the documents



Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3b
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025


Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Quiz written (online)     10 %
Graded assignments during teaching semester Reports written (online)     20 %
End-of-semester exam Exam written     70 %



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Materialtechnologie für EU - Praktikum
Materialtechnologie für EU - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Materialtechnologie für EU - Vorlesung
Materialtechnologie für EU - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.