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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 2021-2022. 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


Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

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.
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.
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 Pass - Fail
Presentation 1/2 Pass - Fail

Both the submitted report and the presentation must get pass grade in order to pass the course.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Dimitrios Pavlou
Course coordinator: Ove Mikkelsen
Course coordinator: Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus
Course coordinator: Vidar Folke Hansen
Course coordinator: Hirpa Gelgele Lemu
Course coordinator: Chandima Ratnayake Ratnayake Mudiyanselage
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
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
Forms and/or discussion according to given guidelines/regulations.
The syllabus can be found in Leganto