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.


After the course the student will be able to:

1. Apply the principles and methods used in problem solving in the field of applied mechanics.

2. Use some of the most common numerical modelling tools on solving typical mechanical engineering problems.

3. Perform a critical evaluation, potential validation, and analysis on the correctness of the modelling results

Credits: 5

Schedule: 19.04.2022 - 25.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Freund, Arttu Polojärvi

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:

    This is a course on numerical modelling in applied mechanics. During the course, the students should develop understanding on the use of some of the most common numerical modelling methods in mechanics. The students will work on a numerical modelling projects (one per student) that are related to their studies. Most projects are related to the use of finite element method and related software, but projects on rigid body dynamics, Arctic technology, and vibration of structures may be also offered. The modelling work is performed using common numerical modelling tools used in mechanical engineering.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The report on the project work will be assessed. Potential exercises may be assessed.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (