Minor Programme

Computational Methods and Manufacturing Techniques / Stavanger

3rd year Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Applied Sciences 


August 2021

Mathematics Core subjects and Construction Mechanics


English, B2 level

The Courses

MAT 300 Vector Analysis – 10 ECTS

Course Description

  • After completion of the course, the
    student will be able to calculate double and triple integrals as well as surface
    and line integrals. The student will be able to apply Green's, Divergence, and
    Stokes' theorems and have sufficient knowledge in vector analysis to handle the
    mentioned topics. The student will also be introduced to partial differential
  • Vector calculus, directional
    derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, vector fields,
    Stokes', Green's, and Divergence theorems. Introduction to partial differential
  • Assessment: Written exam.
  • Differentiation, integration, elementary differential equations,
    linear algebra, series (Taylor and Fourier series) and multivariable functions.
  • Six hours of lectures
    and problem solving per week.

MSK 250 Finite Element Methods – 10 ECTS

Course Description

  • After the completion of
    the course, the student will have sufficient knowledge and basic understanding
    of the finite element method. They will be able to solve basic problems of trusses,
    frames, and two-dimensional structures. Furthermore, with the use of finite
    element computer programs, the student will acquire skills in solving
    mechanical and structural engineering problems.
  • Main topics of the course include an overview of the Finite
    Element Method, Mathematical Background, Linear Spring Elements, Bar Elements,
    Trusses, Beams, Frames, the principle of Minimum Potential Energy for 1-D
    Elements, Elasticity equations for 2-D and 3-D solids, the principle of Minimum
    Potential Energy for 2-D and 3-D elements and Finite Element modelling of Heat
  • Assessment: Written exam and project.
  • Structural Mechanics, Linear
    Algebra, Computer Programming (e.g. MatLab or Mathematica)
  • 4 lecture
    hours per week. 2 hours of exercises and project work for 4 weeks with a tutor.
    Grading is based on compulsory assignments throughout the semester and a teamwork-based

MSK 260 Production and Manufacturing Technology – 10 ECTS


  • After completion of the
    course, the student will be able to solve both technical and management related
    tasks in the production/manufacturing industry.
  • Introduction to
    Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Control and Assurance,
    Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods and introduction to Lean-Six-Sigma,
    Metrology (theoretical and practical aspects of engineering measurement), Metal
    Cutting Principles, Cutting Tools and Operations, Machining Economics, Additive
    Manufacturing including 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping (RP), Direct Digital
    Manufacturing (DDM), layered manufacturing and additive fabrication), Project Management
    Techniques (CPM, PERT & Crashing), Introduction to CAD/CAM and Computer
    Numerical Control (CNC):Part Programming and Machining with CNC-Turning center (OKUMA-LB9
    Series), Production Line Balancing and Basic Concepts of Welding.
  • Assessment: Written exam.
  • Mechanical Design, Probability
    and Statistics.
  • 4 hours of lectures and
    2 hours of tutorials per week. Grading is based on compulsory assignments, 3 compulsory
    laboratory exercises and 1 compulsory workshop exercise.

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University of Stavanger


The University of Stavanger is situated on Norway’s south-west coast, surrounded by magnificent and diverse landscapes. The charming harbour city of Stavanger ranks as Norway’s fourth largest with approximately 130,000 inhabitants and is known as Norway’s “oil and energy capital”. The Stavanger region is Norway’s most productive area and has been the national hub for innovative industry for several decades, partly owing to the petroleum industry and partly to a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship which existed long before the oil age.

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