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521073S Electroceramics and Intelligent Materials, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521073S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Electroceramics and Intelligent Materials  Abbreviation Electroceramics 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4306 Electrical Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Electrical Engineering DP 

Jantunen, Heli Maarit 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 132.5 hours of work

Language of instruction 

Finnish and English


The course is held in the period 1 biannually. The course is held next on autumn 2019.

Learning outcomes 

1. Student is able to estimate the properties and usability of functional ceramics in different electronics components applications and perform calculatory structural dimensioning for them.

2. Student is able to compare and choose applicable processing methods for the fabrication of functional structures.

3. Student is able to interpret new research results of the field and recognize their application areas.


Microstructures and special features of ceramic materials. Dielectric, polarization and electrical conductivity properties and influence of lattice defects on them. Fabrication and processing of ceramics. Ceramic conductors and insulators, piezoelectric and ferroelectric ceramics, pyroelectric and electro-optic ceramics, magnetic ceramics.

Mode of delivery 

The course will be implemented as face to face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

The implementation methods of the course vary. The course will be arranged utilizing activating teaching methods agreed on together with the students. There will be 30 hours of guided teaching events and 102.5 hours of teaching without guidance either privately or in a group.

Target group 

Master's level students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The recommended prerequisite is to familiarize with the course 521104P Introduction to Materials Physics

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes. Text book A.J. Moulson and J.M. Herbert: Electroceramics, Wiley, 2003.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The final exam utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5.

Person responsible 

Heli Jantunen

Working life cooperation 


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