MASA1002 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Course curriculum is based on general introduction to mechanical engineering in particular. The subjects of interests are:

  • Systematic techniques
  • Methods of product development
  • Introduction to 3D modelling and simple simulations
  • Building of models and prototypes with the digital and manual tools
  • Introduction to sustainability.

Learning outcome

The candidate has

  • the basic understanding of the engineer role in the domain of mechanical engineering
  • product design and product development including basic elements of constructions, mechanics, calculations and machine programming
  • visualisation and modelling using manual and digital tools
  • communication of the obtained knowledge to people with different backgrounds and experties.

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogical methods:

  • Individual assignments
  • Group work under supervision
  • Lectures on chosen topics

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Mandatory individual and group assignments must be approved during the semester. The project work is conducted in groups.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

Course materials

Course compendium and literature will be made available at the beginning of semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MAST1102 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
MAST1101 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
MASG1102 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
MASG1101 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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