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 should be 120 ECTS credits.

Course of study

Example with long Master's thesis

4th semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3rd semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
2nd semester

MATH4XXX Mathematical
modeling in Science

Elective course Elective course
1st semester IN4XXX High-Performance
Computing and Numerical projects/
FYS-MATH4XXX Data
analysis and machine learning
Elective course INF5620 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations / Elective course
  10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

Example with short Master's thesis

4th semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3rd semester Elective course Elective course Elective course
2nd semester MATH4XXX Mathematical
modeling in Science
Elective course Elective course
1st semester IN4XXX High-Performance
Computing and Numerical  projects
/FYS-MATH4XXX 
Data analysis and
machine learning
Elective course INF5620 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations / Elective course
  10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

10 ECTS credits

Mandatory courses

Select two of the following courses:

  • IN4XXX  High-Performance Computing and Numerical projects
  • FYS-MATH4XXX Data Analysis and Machine Learning
  • MATH4XXX  Mathematical modeling in Science

In case you have already taken these courses, or courses with an equivalent content, you may be exempted from these requirements and replace the above mandatory courses with various elective courses. We always recommend conferring with your contact person(s) about which courses to include as part of your Master's thesis.

Elective courses

We recommend you take INF5620 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations the first semester. 

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

For thesis directed toward Waves, or marine hydrodynamics, it may be an advantage to take MEK4350 - Stochastic and Nonlinear Ocean Waves the first semester. 

Other possible courses for the first semester:

Other possible courses for the second semester:

A possible course for the third semester:

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