IP500415 - CAE - Computer Aided Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 30 minutes E

Course content

The objective of the course is to give an introduction into some more advanced topics within the fields of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE):

  • Automated Design
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Finite Element Analysis

This course centers around a problem based approach, with practical training using 3D CAD/FEM software and project work in our manufacturing lab.

Course Curriculum:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Automated Design / Parametric Modeling
  • 3D Scanning
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Virtual Prototyping
  • Industry 4.0
  • Strength Analysis
  • Finite Element Theory
  • Finite Element Analysis

In addition to the individual course topic, the study program shares a common project theme across all courses. This is addressed through the perspective and methodology of each course to deliver discipline specialization, as well as linking the different scopes and aspects into a holistic engineering view.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Broad understanding of the theoretic and practical background in modern engineering.

Skills: Practical use of 3D CAE software and the tools in a state of the art manufacturing environment.

General Competence: The ability to analyze structural engineering challenges and find design solutions that fulfill the todays manufacturing, strength and cost requirements.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, lab work, homework assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • mandatory project report and exercises

Further on evaluation

Oral examination (100%)

Required coursework for access to exam: A mandatory project report and 3/4 of the exercises have to be approved.

Re-sit examination: Students are entitled to re-sit the exam if they have legitimate reasons for absence or have failed.

Re-sit exam: following semester.

Required previous knowledge

BSc degree in engineering

Course materials

Lecture notes and tutorials; Onate: Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method Vol. 1: Linear Statics; Onate: Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method Vol. 2: Beams, Plates and Shells; Blaauwendraad: Plates and FEM

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral exam 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 E 2024-05-08 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
B431 Hovedbygget 0
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