Programme structure

The programme option Mechanics is built around a Master's thesis, which is an independent scientific research work.  The programme option offers either a long thesis of 60 ECTS credits, or a short thesis of 30 ECTS credits. Depending on the size of your thesis, you either take six courses with a total of 60 ECTS credits, or nine courses with a total of 90 ECTS credits. In both cases the sum of thesis and courses should be 120 ECTS credits.

Course of study

Example with long Master's thesis

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
2. semester Mandatory course Elective course Elective course
1. semester Mandatory course Elective course Elective course
  10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

Example with short Master's thesis

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Elective course Elective course Elective course
2. semester Mandatory course Elective course Elective course
1. semester Mandatory course Elective course Elective course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Mandatory courses

Select two of the following courses:

  • IN4210  High-Performance Computing and Numerical projects
  • FYS-MAT4155 Data Analysis and Machine Learning
  • MAT4XXX Mathematical modeling in Science

If you have already completed these courses, or courses with similar content, you may replace them with elective courses. If so, please consult your contact person regarding recommendation of elective courses.

Elective courses

Recommended course in the first semester:

Some advanced courses on viscous phenomena, such as computational fluid mechanics and turbulence modeling, build upon MEK4300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence which in that case should be taken the first semester. 

Other recommended courses in the first, or third semester:

Recommended courses in the second semester:

Other recommended courses in the third semester:

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