Programme structure

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

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

This programme offers 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 totaling 60 or 90 ECTS credits, depending on your choice of long or short Master's thesis.

This program has no compulsory courses.

A typical first semester can consist of MEK4100 – Mathematical Methods in Mechanics, MEK4300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence and IN5270 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations.

MEK4300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence is a prerequisite for MEK4470 – Computational Fluid Mechanics and TEK5620 – Advanced turbulence modeling and simulationsMEK4300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence builds on MEK2200 – Continuum Mechanics.  If you do not have MEK2200 – Continuum Mechanics from before you should take MEK4020 – Viscous liquids and elastic materials in the course of your Master's study.

Exchange to the University Centre in Svalbard is best done in the third semester.

Below you can see a suggestion for a general course of study and a suggestion for exchange to the University Centre in Svalbard.

Suggestion for general course of study

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 IN5270 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Recommended courses for first and third semester:

Recommended courses for second semester:

Other recommended courses for third semester:

Suggestion for 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 Master's thesis / Course Master's thesis / Course
2. semester Course Course Master's thesis / Course
1. semester MEK4100 – Mathematical Methods in Mechanics MEK4300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence IN5270 – 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 June 21, 2018 2:12 PM