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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: 24.10.2022 - 05.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Freund

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


Calculation hours:

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
  • applies in this implementation

    Course material available in the home page

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (

  • applies in this implementation

    Online or onsite participation possible

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    Available in the home page