MATS1600 Mekanisk design og produksjon Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - maskin / Ingeniørutdan. - 3 terminsordning
10 stp.


Today, mechanical design is conducted using various digital engineering tools. In this course you will be gaining an understanding of different engineering design philosophies. Besides this you will also comprehend how failure prevention is the fundamental concept behind all mechanical design activity. Furthermore, you will use knowledge and skills from traditional mechanical subjects together with digital engineering tools to design mechanical parts, components and products. This course offers a right balance of theoretical concepts coupled with practical application and hands-on 3D modeling training.

Anbefalte forkunnskaper

The course builds on MAPE1300 Mechanics.




After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student:

  • understands the basic stages of engineering design.
  • is familiar with failure theories and failure modes.
  • is familiar with the systematic work involved in designing parts, and assembling the parts together to form components and products.
  • knows the rules for machine drawing.
  • is familiar in using industrial standards and codes for designing mechanical parts.
  • is able to perform simple stress analysis using FEA tools.
  • is aware of various design tools and resources.


The student is capable of:

  • digitally modeling parts, components and products, and generating correct detailed drawings and assembly drawings based on the digital models.
  • carrying out simple stress calculations.
  • constructing and dimensioning common machine parts and components such as welds, shafts, and simple shafting / transmissions.
  • carrying out simple fatigue calculations for the machine parts.
  • conducting simple finite element analysis.

General competence

The student must:

  • be able to use Inventor to design engineering components and perform simple stress analysis.
  • be capable of performing simple stress calculations for engineering components.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures, lab exercises, project work and assignments. Group lectures based on digital engineering tools, lectures and laboratory work.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

The following coursework is compulsory and must be approved before the student can take the exam:

8 of 10 compulsory assignments must be approved.

2 mandatory labs must be approved.

a compulsory measurement laboratory workshop.

The tasks are delivered in Canvas.

Vurdering og eksamen

The assessment will be based on two part-exams:

1)     Group project report (4000-6000 words). The project report counts 80% of the final grade.

2)     Group project presentation (10 -15 minutes). The oral examination counts 20% of the final grade

Both exams must be passed in order to pass the course.

The oral examination cannot be appealed

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All aids are permitted.


Grade scale A-F. 


One internal examiner. External examiners are used regularly.


Arvind Keprate