Examination topics in the discipline Materials engineering


  • Explain the different methods for synthesizing nanomaterials, including bottom-up and bottom-down approaches. What are the fundamental factors affecting metal-bearing materials' chemical leaching kinetics?
  • What fundamental parameters affect the thickness of the oxide layer and the size and distribution of pores in the oxide layer during aluminum anodizing?
  • What is the significance of hydrogen overpotential in the electrodeposition of iron group metals?
  • What are the main stages involved in the recycling of aluminum beverage cans?
  • What are the main stages involved in recycling aluminum beverage cans?
  • How is aluminum produced by the electrolysis of molten salts? What is the cryolitic number, and how does it affect the electrolysis process?
  • Using the example of Boudouard's reaction, determine the effect of pressure and temperature on the equilibrium of this reaction.


Material science

  • Methods of strengthening metals and alloys.
  • What are the mechanisms of plastic deformation - characteristics.
  • What is the thermo-plastic treatment of Al alloys?
  • Characterize brass and bronze.
  • Explain the mechanical synthesis process.


Metal forming

  • List and discuss the yield criteria used for metallic materials
  • Discuss the force parameters analytical estimation methods of metal forming processes
  • Define the idea of the metal strengthening (hardening) curve, discuss the methods of its measurement
  • Classify and characterize the basic non-ferrous metals forming processes and discuss the process diagrams as well as the state of stress and strain in these processes.
  • Describe continuous and semi-continuous methods of non-ferrous metals casting in context of raw materials for metal forming processes.