Examination topics in the discipline Materials engineering


  • List and characterize the main deposits of non-ferrous metals in Poland.
  • Discuss the role of hydrogen overpotential in the process of iron group metals electrodeposition
  • Discuss main stages of metal recycling on the example of recycling aluminum beverage cans.
  • Production of aluminum by 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.