161.469 Engineering Ceramic Materials
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify particularities of engineering ceramic materials and the resulting fields of application, to describe the ceramic processing chain from the powder-based starting materials up to the final parts, to explain the main shaping techniques and the underlying physical-chemical principles, and to discuss the most important structural ceramic materials with respect to their property profiles, fabrication approaches, and fields of application.

Subject of course

After a short historical overview and an overview over typical fields of application of engineering ceramics, the ceramic processing chain is discussed in detail, including the underlying physical-chemical processes. In addition to the conventional processing route, alternative processing approaches are presented (additive manufacturing, ceramic coatings, porous ceramics, polymer-derived ceramics), and selective oxide and non-oxide ceramic materials are discussed. Additionally, the mechanical properties of ceramics are discussed (linear-elastic fracture mechanics), including the respective implications for the successful technological implementation of ceramic materials. (ceramic-suitable design, ceramic joining).

Teaching methods

The course takes place in a blocked format. The contents are conveyed via lectures, which are intercepted regularly by teacher-student interactions, and buzz group acitivies. Furthermore, a large variety of course unit-related showpieces are presented. The lecture slides are provided via TUWEL.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lecture will take place as an online event this semester.

Depending on the circumstances, the (oral) examination will take place in presence or online; the examination mode will not change.



Course dates

09:00 - 16:0004.05.2022 - 06.05.2022 Zoom - (Link lt. TUWEL) (LIVE)Vorlesung - Zoom
Engineering Ceramic Materials - Single appointments
Wed04.05.202209:00 - 16:00 Zoom - (Link lt. TUWEL)Vorlesung - Zoom
Thu05.05.202209:00 - 16:00 Zoom - (Link lt. TUWEL)Vorlesung - Zoom
Fri06.05.202209:00 - 16:00 Zoom - (Link lt. TUWEL)Vorlesung - Zoom
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The learning outcomes are evaluated based on an oral examination after the blocked course.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.01.2022 00:00 03.05.2022 09:00

Registration modalities

Interessent*innen bitte als Teilnehmer*innen anmelden. Die eingetragenen Teilnehmer*innen werden kurz vor Beginn der Blockvorlesung manuell in den TUWEL-Kurs eingetragen.



Lecture notes will be made available via TUWEL course.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of inorganic chemical technology

Preceding courses