Programme structure

The Master's programme Mechanics is a two-year full time study consisting of 120 ECTS credits.

The programme has the following structure:

  • Courses, 60 or 90 ECTS credits.
  • Master's thesis, 30 or ECTS 60 credits.

The study has two different specializations:

  • Viscous Phenomena
  • Waves or Marine Hydrodynamics.

There is also a possibility for exchange to the University Centre in Svalbard.

Courses

The choice of master courses depends on which specialization and Master's thesis you aim at, and is done in consultation with your contact person or your adviser. Se list of master courses. You take courses totalling 60 or 90 ECTS credits, depending on your choice of long or short Master's thesis.

In general we recommend you take MEK4100 - Mathematical Methods in Mechanics and INF5620 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations the first semester. Some more advanced courses on viscous phenomena, for example computational fluid mechanics, turbulence modeling and multiphase flow build on knowledge from MEK4300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence which in that case should be taken the first semester. If you want the topic of your thesis to be related to waves or marine hydrodynamics it may be an advantage to take MEK4350 - Stochastic and Nonlinear Ocean Waves the first semester. Exchange to the University Centre in Svalbard is best done in the third semester.

Below you can see general courses of study for the various specializations, and for exchange to the University Centre in Svalbard.

General course of study for specialization Viscous Phenomena

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Master's thesis / Course Master's thesis / Course Master's thesis / Course
2. semester Master's thesis / Course Course Course
1. semester MEK4100 - Mathematical Methods in Mechanics MEK4300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence INF5620 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Relevant courses for the second semester:

Relevant courses for the third semester:

 General course of study for specialization Waves or Marine Hydrodynamics

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Master's thesis / Course Master's thesis / Course MEK4300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence / Course
2. semester Master's thesis / Course MEK4320 - Hydrodynamic Wave Theory / Course MEK4420 - Marine Hydrodynamics / Course
1. semester MEK4100 - Mathematical Methods in Mechanics MEK4350 - Stochastic and Nonlinear Ocean Waves INF5620 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

 General course of study for exchange to the University Centre in Svalbard

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester AT-327  Arctic Offshore Engineering AT-332  Physical Environmental Loads on Arctic Coastal and Offshore Structures AT-334  Arctic Marine Measurements Techniques, Operations and Transport
2. semester Course Course Course
1. semester MEK4100 - Mathematical Methods in Mechanics MEK4300 - Viscous Flow and Turbulence / MEK4350 - Stochastic and Nonlinear Ocean Waves INF5620 - Numerical methods for partial differential equations
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Department deadlines for the master's study

Master's thesis and advisor

The programme offers long Master's theses of 60 ECTS credits, and short Master's thesis of 30 ECTS credits.

Usually you find an appropriate Master's thesis and adviser by talking to the employees in the research group in Mechanics at the Department of Mathematics.

Recognition of Master's courses from former education

If you are admitted to the Master's programme and you have completed Master's courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Please contact the Department of Mathematics for more information.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Science in Mechanics

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

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Published May 23, 2017 12:31 PM - Last modified July 6, 2017 10:51 AM