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Uddannelsens opbygning (grundpakke og specialiseringer)

Studiestrukturen på Mekanik består af et fælles program på fem kurser, som skal tages i løbet af det første studieår. Dertil skal du vælge to specialiseringspakker plus en valgfri pakke, der kan vælges mere frit som enkeltkurser. På sidste semester skal du gennemføre et afsluttende speciale. Dit studieprogram sammensættes individuelt under vejledning. 

 

COMPULSORY COURSES (grundkurser)

AUTUMN

  • Continuum Mechanics 10 ECTS
    Description: The objective is to provide students basis for analyzing complex geometries from the theory of elasticity. Focus is on the formulation of the basic equations and analytical methods for solving these equations. Experimental work in Mechanics of Materials
    Prerequisites: Bachelor degree in ME or equivalent
    Exam: Oral & report, 7-scale, External– An approved project is a prerequisite for the exam.
  • Finite Element Method 5 ECTS
    Description: The goal for the course is to give the students the necessary skills to develop and use the Finite Element Method (FEM) for calculation strength, flexibility and thermodynamic aspects. The students will be introduced to the fundamental theory behind linear FEM. The students will both make their own programs and use advanced commercial software.
    Prerequisites: Bachelor degree in ME or equivalent
    Exam: Written, 7-scale, External

SPRING

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5 ECTS
    Description: The aim of the course will be to teach students, with an engineering and scientific background, key elements in the innovation process of existing companies and key elements in the creation of new start-up companies.
    Prerequisites: Bachelor degree in Engineering.
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, Internal.
  • Mechanical Vibrations 5 ECTS
    Description: Fundamental issues in the field of Mechanical Vibrations  for discrete and continuous systems. Theoretical analysis, numerical simulation and measurements
    Prerequisites: Basic statics, dynamics, Kinematics and Kinetics.
    Exam:  Written,  7-scale, Internal
  • Optimization Algorithms and Programming 5 ECTS
    Description: Development of elementary algorithms for optimization. Implementation of algorithms into simple programs, and presentation of results in e.g. graphical illustrations. The algorithms include size/shape optimization and topology optimization.
    Prerequisites: None
    Exam: Internal, Pass/Not Pass, Based on approval of exercises.

 


SPECIALISED STUDY PACKAGES (specialisering)

Choose two of the specialised study packages:

AUTUMN

Structural Mechanics

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of structural Mechanics problems. It will provide the students with important skills to design, simulate and verify mechanical structures and components with complex shapes, materials and loads. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications.
Prerequisites: Basics skills in Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Theory for continua

  • Beams and Plates 5 ECTS
    Description: Bernoulli-Euler beam theory. Timoshenko beam theory. Variational principles. Stress and strain concepts.
    Prerequisites: Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Method (Maybe concurrently)
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, External
  • FEM for Nonlinear Materials and Geometry 10 ECTS
    Description: Using Finite Element Method for complex simulations. Numerical solutions of partial differential equations, Superelements, Geometric and Materials nonlinearity, Contact analysis, Enhanced elements
    Prerequisites: Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Method (Maybe concurrently)
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, Internal

Fluid Dynamics

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of Fluid Dynamics problems. It will provide the students with important skills to describe, analyse and simulate fluid dynamics, ranging from ideal via laminar to turbulent flows. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications such as wind turbines.
​Prerequisites:Classical Mechanics, Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra

  • Computational Dynamics 5 ECTS
    Description: The objective of the course is to give the student a broad and multidisciplinary understanding of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
    Prerequisites: Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence (Maybe concurrently)
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, Internal
  • Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence 10 ECTS
    Description: Fluids are flowing everywhere: Wind turbines, buildings, rivers, oceans, gas pipes and many more examples. The goal of this course is to bring this diversity to the attention of students, and to give a solid understanding of Fluid dynamics and turbulence its equations as well as analytical solutions.
    Prerequisites: Classical Mechanics, Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
    Exam: Written and oral, 7-scale, Internal
     

From 2018:

  • Robotics Robotics 5 ECTS
  • Control and Sensor Technology 10 ECTS

 

SPRING

Dynamics

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of structural dynamics problems. It will provide the students with important skills to simulate and verify dynamics of structures with multiple degrees of freedoms. Simulation will use advanced formulation as discrete element and reduction methods. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications such as wind turbines and vehicles.
​Prerequisites: Basic Dynamics and programming Knowledge

  • Computational Dynamics 5 ECTS
    Description: The course objectives are systematic modeling of kinematics and dynamics of machines represented as multibody systems. Based on matrix algebra, vector calculus and partial and time derivatives, machine components and their variation in time are represented in a mathematical format. Effective for numerical simulations.
    Prerequisites: Basic dynamics
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, Internal
  • Dynamic Systems with Applications 10 ECTS
    Description: The course aims to provide an essential background for vibration analysis of systems with many degree of freedom, continuous systems and nonlinear systems. The course include discrete element formulation and different reduction methods for modal analysis. The course will include theory, programming and experimental work. Introduction to advanced topics such as discrete element formulations. Different reduction methods for flexible body representation is presented.
    Prerequisites: Mechanical Vibrations (Maybe concurrently)
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, External

 

Fracture and Composits

The package addresses  the knowledge of analysing fibre composite structures, fracture mechanics and fatigue of both composites and other materials such as steel structures. The packages will content both the theoretical basics and numerical solutions. When designing lightweights constructions with modern materials the fracture mechanics validations of the design and estimating the lifetime of a component becomes more and more important. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics.
​Prerequisites: Basics skills in Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Theory for continua.. Recommended: Basic skills in Beam theory and Composite Manufacturing.

  • Fracture Mechanics 10 ECTS
    Description: The objective is to introduce advanced topics in solid mechanics such as linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, and fatigue. In the course the theoretical basis for the subject areas are accounted for with the purpose to acquire basic understanding of the theory, and focus is especially on computational aspects based on the finite element method.
    Prerequisites: Continuum Mechanics and Finite Element Method
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, External
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials 5 ECTS
    Description: Due to the unique composition of composites and laminated materials their structural behavior and failure phenomena differs from the classical homogenous, isotropic materials. During the course students will gain, in a systematic way, an understanding and knowledge of behavior of laminated composites throughout their life time.  The course will include mechanics and failiure analysis of composite materials.
    Prerequisites: Continuum Mechanics. Beams and Plates are recommended.
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, External

Termo Machinery

The package addresses the need of important knowledge in analytical and numerical solutions of thermodynamic and thermo/turbo machinery problems. It will provide the students with important skills to analyse, simulate problems where energy are transferred between solids and fluid. The Package will give the students insight into current research topics and industrial applications such as wind turbines, heat exchangers and pumps.
​Prerequisites: Basic thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and programming knowledge.

  • Termodynamics and Heat Transfer 10 ECTS
    Description: Engineering thermodynamics and heat transfer is associated with the study, design and operation of machines, with the thermal properties of matter, and with chemical reactions. The field is based on the classical laws of thermodynamics. Statistical thermodynamics is the study of how thermodynamic quantities such temperature, entropy and heat capacity arise from the microscopic behavior of a system.
    Prerequisites: Basic thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and programming knowledge.
    Exam: Oral, 7-scale, External
  • Turbo Machinery and Compressible Fluids 5 ECTS
    Description: The subject of turbomachinery is concerned with a wide range of machines that transfer energy between a rotor and a fluid. It includes the study of technologies such as steam, gas and hydro turbines, pumps, compressors and blowers.
    Prerequisites: Bachelor course in Thermodynamics.
    Exam: Written - 7-scale, Internal - Approved assignments is a  prerequisite for the exam.

 Each study package amounts to 15 ECTS credits. By combining these study packages and concluding your studies with a thesis, you can become a specialist in relevant fields of study.


 

ELECTIVE COURSES (valgkurser)

Choose courses from the specialised study packages or other courses at the Department of Engineering, and the broader Faculty of Science approved by the study program manager. AU Course Catalouge: kursuskatalog.au.dk/en/

Elective courses to be offered from AY2017/18 (besides project and study courses):

  • Control Theory
  • Industrial Engineering Research and Development Project
  • Advanced numerical methods in fluid dynamics
  • Computational Nanomaterials
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Stastical Analysis of Experimental Data

 

The individual student:

  • must have all compulsory courses
  • must select 2 full specialisation packages
  • can maximum have 10 ECTS point in Mechanical Engineering Research and Development Projects
  • can maximum have 10 ECTS point study group courses

For further information on the structure of the programme please see the academic regulations for master's degree programmes.

I studieordningen kan du finde yderligere informationer om uddannelsen.

Studiediagram

Studiediagrammet viser et anbefalet studieforløb for studiestart sommer. For studiestart vinter vil rækkefølgen for de obligatoriske kurser være omvendt.

Undervisningskalender

Året opdelt i 4 kvarterer

Undervisningen er tilrettelagt i kvarterer. Kvartererne er tilrettelagt som 7 ugers blokke efterfulgt af en 2-4 ugers eksamensperiode.

Karriere

Jobmuligheder som civilingeniør i Mekanik

Med uddannelsen Mekanik vil du have mange jobmuligheder, da anvendelserne spænder vidt lige fra strukturmekaniske analyser af store kraftbærende konstruktioner som for eksempel vindmøller til materialemekaniske analyser for elektroniske komponenter eller brændselsceller. I uddannelsen vil du have mulighed for at arbejde tværfagligt for eksempel med robotteknik eller teknik til sundhedssektoren i samarbejde med de øvrige studieretninger.

Jobmulighederne ligger typisk i forsknings- og udviklingsafdelinger i industrivirksomheder, og derudover har du med en civilingeniøruddannelse i bagagen også mulighed få at tage en forskerkarriere på et universitet i Danmark eller udlandet.

Karrierevejledning

Læs mere om karrierevejledningens tilbud på Science and Technology. Du kan her:

  • finde inspiration til din jobsøgning
  • søge i AU's job- og projektbank
  • finde kontaktinformation på og booke en samtale med en karrierevejleder fra Jobcenter Aarhus
  • få et overblik over kommende karriererelaterede arrangementer

Du finder karrierevejledningen her

Valgfri kurser (gæstefag)

Tjek kursuskatalog.au.dk for kursernes afvikling. Vær opmærksom på, at kursussammensætning og indhold kan skifte fra semester til semester.

Tilmelding til obligatoriske kurser og specialiseringspakker inden for egen studieordning/uddannelse:

Tilmeldes direkte via tilmeldingsblanket på mit.au.dk. At et kursus fremgår af din studiekontrakt (Kontraktgenerator) er ikke tilstrækkeligt.

Tilmelding til valgfag på Science and Technology:

  1. Sørg for at alle kurser fremgår af din studiekontrakt og at denne er godkendt af din uddannelsesansvarlige. Find din her. 
  2. Følgende kurser har en generel forhåndsgodkendelse – tilmeld dig via mit.au.dk direkte på tilmeldingsblanketten:

Forhåndsgodkendt kursus (gæstefag)

Udbyder

Random Vibrations Civil and Architectural Engineering
Structural Dynamics and Mechanics of wind turbines Civil and Architectural Engineering

Tilmelding til alle andre kurser (Uden for din egen studieordning/uddannelse):

Kræver forhåndsgodkendelse og gæstefagsindskrivning i semesteret før undervisningsdeltagelse.

Send en søgning via mit.au.dk (blanketten hedder ”Forhåndsgodkendelse af gæstefag (på AU)”). Vær opmærksom på at udfylde med korrekt semester og årstal (drop down menu).

Deadline for ansøgningen er den samme som for undervisningstilmelding. Se datoer her. Hvis du søger senere kan pladserne være optagede.  

Skulle du komme i en særlig situation, hvor du er nødt til at ændre på kursustilmelding, eksempelvis pga. aflysning af et kursus eller skemamæssigt timeoverlap, kontakt din uddannelseskoordinator – Maja Frank (mf@au.dk) før semesterstart.

Vær opmærksom på at du kan kun afmelde dig inden for den tilmeldingsperiode, hvor du har oprettet din tilmelding - herefter er tilmeldingen bindende. Hvis man er tilmeldt et kursus, er man samtidigt automatisk tilmeldt eksamen i kurset.

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