The aim of the program is to have the student prepare for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that the student after completed degree should master a coordinated working method at analysis for decision support in the product development process, the extensive modules of virtual and physical modelling, simulation and experimental investigation and optimisation.
Coordinated working method at analysis for decision support.
The student is expected to inform herself/himself about current field-relevant research and considerably increase her/his ability to communicate her/his own contributions with scientific facts and relations both orally and in writing by means of modern tools for visualisation and documentation.
The coordinated working method can in short be described according to: Virtual models for description of interesting product properties and behaviours are developed, verified and used for simulations of the functionality of the system. The Simulation result is compared with experimental results of studies on delimited parallelly developed physical models, or with experiences from earlier development, with the aim of validating the virtual models.
The coordination also implies that the virtual models are used to design good physical models and measurement strategies. This process is repeated until sufficient agreement is achieved. Simulation with the virtual model can then be used for optimisation. If the optimisation shows a need for changes that influence the relevance for the current model, the whole procedure is repeated. More detailed descriptions are, when necessary, gradually added to the model during the ongoing development of the analysed product. At the development of a completely new product, several iterations are usually required. When a new variant of a product is developed, earlier experiences can largely be reused.
The program is constituted by, in substance, compulsory courses that build on each other in a given order. Only one of the concluding courses is chosen dependent on expected specialisation of the following degree project. The intended study path for the programme is illustrated below, followed by a brief description of compulsory courses and elective courses. More detailed descriptions are found in respective course syllabus.
The study programme goes through continuous evaluation and development which can mean that the range of courses offered and placing of courses in time is changed.
NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
Courses autumn semester 2014
* Computer Aided Design, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
* Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
* Differential Equations with Lie Group Analysis, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
* Signal Processing I, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
The program is completed with a written degree project equivalent to 30 HE credits.
Studies abroad can either be carried out at some of our partner universities or at other appropriate universities.