Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students learn to derive and analyze weak form of an elliptic partial differential equation and to implement finite element solver in 2D. They will develop understanding on the principles of the error analysis of the finite element method and different factors affecting the accuracy of the solution.


Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2021 - 13.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Antti Hannukainen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Antti Hannukainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The topic of the course is solution of elliptic partial differential equation using finite element method. Both algorithmic and theoretical aspects of the method are covered.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Teaching methods: lectures, exercises, project and exam.  

    Assessment methods: weekly exercises, an exam, project


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching: 40h (no compulsory attendance)

    Self-study: ca 70h

    Project: ca 20h



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    All essential material is included in the lecture notes that are available at the course's homepage.


Substitutes for Courses
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  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    MS-A00XX, MS-A01XX, MS-A02XX, MS-A03XX. The courses MS-C134X, MS-C1350, MS-C1540 may also be useful.



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