Engineering Design

Engineering Design, is design based on engineering science and includes knowledge about product design and computational technology. The main ingredients in Engineering Design is technical scientific computations/calculations and applied mathematics, which is applied to problems related to design, geometry and materials science. Engineering Design courses provides students with an understanding of design and aesthetic design in addition to deep understanding of mathematical and physical principles and methods in the design process. We place special emphasis on the geometry and shape, product and design processes, strength calculations and analysis, materials, computer-based modelling and simulations.

The main feature of a product is that it can withstand the stresses it is intended to be exposed to. For example, design and materials adapted to extreme heat or cold, heavy loads over long or short time, and electric or thermal radiation. Sometimes the friction should be as large as possible, while other times it should be as small as possible. Flexible hinges (eg, plastic tops) should withstand being opened and closed many times without going failing. In addition, we may have different requirements and wishes for instance that the product should be as light as possible, as stiff as possible, as cheap as possible or as soundproof as possible, which means that the design and materials must be optimized accordingly. This process requires careful analysis and calculations, specific processes and techniques that you learn during the study period. Good and appropriate solutions to advanced engineering scientific problems can be solved by using the knowledge in the mathematical and physical theories that you work with in the course of the study. During the course there are also projects where students design, calculate, model, simulate, redesign and create prototypes.

With a master degree in science, in Engineering Design, you will have a broad theoretical platform. This will make you an indispensable resource for any company that is eager to be at the forefront of the technological development.

You learn about the systematic ways to make the right choice of materials and design of various products and structures. Composite materials, modern and advanced materials and structures are important elements of the program. In addition, you learn applied mathematics and theories that are used, among others, to model, visualize, simulate and perform calculations on the products and structural elements. In addition to performing the design, modelling and visualization projects on computers, we also use modelling workshop and the layered production technique (SLA) or the 3D printer to create a variety of physical prototypes of the products in projects.

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites

An undergraduate Bachelor Engineering degree in mechanics, structural or equivalent, with minimum 30 credits in mathematics/statistics.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Narvik
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English