PhD Project Course in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (OFF915)

The course covers advanced level topics in the Mechanical Engineering and Material Technology discipline. It attempts to bring the candidate closer to the research area of the planned PhD work.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction



The specific contents of the course are defined for the candidate(s) by focusing on the relevance of the research direction for the PhD study.

Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, the candidate is expected to have sufficient knowledge of the topic of the research front within the field and will be able to perform thorough research and development within the specific topic.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

Master in Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science.


Report and presentation

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Report 1/2 Passed / Not Passed
Presentation 1/2 Passed / Not Passed

Both the report and the presentation must be graded pass in order to pass the course.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Dimitrios Pavlou

Course coordinator:

Ove Mikkelsen

Head of Department:

Mona Wetrhus Minde

Course coordinator:

Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus

Course coordinator:

Vidar Folke Hansen

Course coordinator:

Hirpa Gelgele Lemu

Method of work

The course is mainly conducted on a self-study basis on selected topics with presentations, seminars and project works.

Open for

The course is open for students registered for PhD study within the relevant research area.

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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