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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME131 - Project in applied mechanics
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAME
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: English
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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Professor  Lennart Josefson
Bitr professor  Mikael Enelund


TME130   Project in applied mechanics


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Finite Element Method and compulsory within the Master's Programme Applied Mechanics (MPAME)


The aim of the course is to provide the student with an opportunity to apply knowledge in mathematical modelling using computational and experimental techniques. The learning environment is organized in such a way that an emphasis is put on practising communication skills and developing experience working in teams.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After completed course, the student should
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate issues
  • be able to demonstrate capability to master problems with open solutions spaces this includes how to handle uncertainties and limited information.
  • be able to apply previously learned theory, simulation methods and tools to handle industrial mechanical engineering problems.
  • be able to create appropriate simulations models and experiments to solve a specific simulations problem
  • be able to use Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools to simulate product or device performances
  • be able o plan and carry out advanced tasks within specified time frames
  • show insight and ability to work in teams and collaborate in groups with different compositions
  • be able to give written and oral presentations of a larger technical investigation
  • be able to master the  projects specific goals


The course is subdivided into two learning blocks, a shorter introductory block introducing  project management, team work and communication and project specific theory.  The major block is project work in teams of 3-6 students to solve and report the specific project task.

 Available project topics are intrinsically linked with the different profiles (i.e., structural and experimental dynamics, computational material mechanics and fluid dynamics)  of the Master's programme in Applied Mechanics. Some projects may be multidisciplinary, i.e., they require and deepens skills from the different profiles. 
The students give project task preferences  prior to the course start.
Some projects will be carried out in cooperation with the industry.


Project work with supervision and integrated lectures on project management, team work and communication

The class is divided into project teams with 3 - 6 students each. The intention is that each team will be divided in sub-teams working in parallel with different tasks within the project.


Lecture notes and project specific literature


Graded team deliverables and presentations including
planning report, oral presentation and opposition and final report as well as graded individual contributions.

Individual grades are built up by 80% from team achievements and 20 % from individual contributions.

Team and individual feedback meetings with examiners

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