Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.


Student knows the concepts and principles of the finite element method, is able to apply engineering paradigm in structure and machine modeling, derive the element contributions of the beam and plate models, build the equilibrium equations of structures from element contributions, and solve the equations for the nodal displacements and rotations.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.11.2021 - 13.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Freund, Markku Malmivuori

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Introduction to the finite element method. Displacement and stress analysis of machines and structures.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture assignments 10% / 50% of the maximal points is required
    Home assignments 30% / 50% of the maximal points is required
    Examination 60% / 40% of the maximal points is required

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures and exercises 36h

    Independent work 100h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture and exercise material of the home page

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.