Learning outcomes

In this programme you concentrate on the mechanical aspects of problems. You get a firm basis in mechanics, and a good basis in mathematics, numerics and informatics, and you have the possibility of deepen your knowledge in one of the several specializations of mechanics.

After finishing a Master of Science in Mechanics, you have achieved:


  • You have specialized and updated knowledge within one of the main specializations of the programme: fluid, solid or continuum mechanics.
  • You have good knowledge of a broad range of methods and techniques based on mechanics and can use them for analysis and problem solving. A broad background is necessary in order that you can choose suitable methods for the work with the master's project and for the problems you will meet in professional life. The methods will typically be mathematical, numerical or experimental.


  • You can comprehend complicated practical problems, specify the problem mathematically and identify suitable analytical and/or numerical solution methods, and prospective experimental methods.
  • You have good comprehension for the relationship between a concrete problem and the mathematical model that describes the problem. Many master's projects arise from a practical problem and give you practice in evaluating how suitable a mathematical model is for the problem.

General competence

  • You can formulate yourself precisely and scientifically, in Norwegian and in English, both in writing and orally. During the work with the master's thesis you get feedback both with regard to the form and the contents of your written work. At the final master's hearing you present your results and discuss them with an external and an internal sensor. Several master courses include project work that gives practice in written an oral presentation.
  • You can collaborate, also across disciplines, with other experts. You have deep insight and general comprehension, and you are capable of discussing and communicating the problems at various levels of precision. This is essential in professional life where you will collaborate with other specialists like economists, lawyers, engineers and physicians.
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Published May 23, 2017 12:31 PM - Last modified July 5, 2017 1:42 PM