About the programme

Programme Structure

Master of Science:

  • Compulsory Study Package
  • Specialised Study Package
  • Elective Courses (30 ECTS)
  • Thesis (30 ECTS)

The first year consists of two Compulsory Study Packages and two Specialised Study Packages.

The Compulsory Study Package is mandatory for all students. You have to choose minimum two of the Specialised Study Package.

As the 30 ECTS of elective courses you can choose between Specialsed Study Packages and individual courses offered by the education (minor variations from year to year).

Compulsory Study Package

AUTUMN

  • Continuum Mechanics 10 ECTS
  • Finite Element Method 5 ECTS

SPRING

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5 ECTS
  • Mechanical Vibrations 5 ECTS
  • Optimization Algorithms and Programming 5 ECTS

Specialised Study Packages

Choose minimum 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
  • FEM for Nonlinear Materials and Geometry 10 ECTS

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
  • Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence 10 ECTS
     

Robotics

  • 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 Fluid Dynamics 5 ECTS
  • Dynamic Systems with Applications 10 ECTS

 

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
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials 5 ECTS


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
  • Turbo Machinery and Compressible Fluids 5 ECTS

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.


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

Elective Courses

As the 30 ECTS of elective courses you can choose

- Specialization packages

- Individual courses offered by the education (minor variations from year to year):

 

 

 

  • Advanced Metal Fatigue
  • Advanced Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Wind Energy
  • Complex Networks
  • Electromagnetism and The Finite Element Method
  • Fundamentals of Computational Materials Science
  • Mathematical Modeling for Applications to Science and Engineering
  • Plasticity: Theory and Modeling
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Wind Energy Systems
  • Sustainable Design and Production

Find courses in AU Course Catalogue

Thesis

The master thesis is written in collaboration with one of the research groups and requires that you have followed the three courses within the chosen specialisation

  • Start Date: Fall: First day of Q1. Spring: First day of Q3.
  • Delivery Date: Fall: Last day of Q2. Spring: Last day of Q4.

Read more about the Master Thesis

and the Course description

Course Overview

You can find the courses on your degree programme in the Study Structure:


Academic Regulations

In the academic regulations, you can find more information about the structure of the degree programme, and the requirements, – including the types of exams and the exam requirements.