Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Have gained knowledge and understanding of advanced engineering
design of mechanical systems and structures.
- Be able to understand and apply advanced analysis tools for
evaluating the performance of advanced mechanical systems and
- Understand the fundamental principles of mechanical design and
- Be able to apply advanced engineering design on mechanical
systems and structures.
- Be able to apply synthesis and analysis in the design process,
and demonstrate their interdependence.
- Be able to apply systematic rational design methods.
- Be able to apply advanced analysis theory and tools for
optimizing the performance of a mechanical system.
- Be able to develop a requirements specification for a
mechanical system through an analysis of customer needs.
- Be able to develop solution concepts that satisfy requirements
- Be able to identify critical elements of proposed solution
- Be able to use appropriate modelling and simulation tools for
- Construct a project report according to the norms of the
scientific field, include relevant original literature.
- Use correct academic language and communicate the project's
research-based basis and problem and results in a coherent written
and oral manner, including the connection between the problem
formulation, the project's execution and the main
- Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current
scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project
work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant
technical scientific context.
- Be able to design solutions for a mechanical problem, with an
industrial partner or with industrial relevance.
- Be able to consider a problem of sufficient complexity to
encompass the use of advanced analytical, numerical or experimental
analysis tools for predicting the performance of the mechanical
system or structure during operation.
- Be able to document a final design with respect to performance
using virtual prototypes or analytical models, and include
- Be able to handle a multidisciplinary problem of high
complexity that requires use of both the understanding of the
innovative process of mechanical design methodology and new design
- Be able to professionally participate in the development of new
mechanical systems, focusing on the evaluation, selection and
implementation of relevant technologies.
- Establish the foundation for applying advanced and relevant
simulation tools for future research and development
- Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research
and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility
for conducting professional and interdisciplinary
- Take responsibility for own academic development and
Type of instruction
The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of
teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.
Extent and expected workload
Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload
is 450 hours for the student.
Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam
- An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for
participation in the project exam.
|Name of exam||System Design|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|