MASA2062 - Machine Design


Course content

Topics: Design and dimensioning of machine parts. Linear analysis. Use of standards and engineering methods. Use of 3D data tools for modelling, 2D drawings and printing of small scale parts. Documentation/report writing. Excursion/contact with local companies.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has basic knowledge of how to dimension parts in a gear box. Knowledge of time saving digital tools

Skills: Use of engineering methods for mechanical construction to present complete machine drawings for a complex system. Be able to work independently with problems including planning, developing and performing mechanical projects. Use of 3D CAD tools and small scale printing of parts. Practical and theoretical understanding of mechanical design problems. Can justify decisions. Use of 3D printing for quality assurance.

General skills: The candidate can search for relevant standards and use these for dimensioning of parts. Be able to document progress of the work by making progress reports and final technical report. Be able to communicate theories and solutions of different problems and exchange point of views and experiences within the fields.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures in class room. Use of internet search. Exercises with assistance. Company visit.

Further on evaluation

Weekly progress reports for the project work. Final technical report. Grades A - F. Not passed means new report to be delivered in March.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

"Konstruksjonselementer" (Dahlvig/Christensen/Strømsnes)

Extract from "Maskinhåndboka"

Other onformation given

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


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