MAST1002 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 100/100 ALLE

Course content

Course curriculum is based on general introduction to mechanical engineering and product development in particular.
The subjects of interests are: -creative techniques, -sketches and technical drawings, -methods to generate ideas based on empathizing with the user, understanding the ways of engaging with the product and user situation.
Methods of product development.
Introduction to 3D modelling and simulation.
Modelling of technical systems and processes.
Building of mock-ups, models and prototype with the digital and manual tools.
Introduction to life-cycle analysis and sustainability.

Learning outcome

The candidate has the basic understanding of the engineer role in the domain of mechanical engineering.
The candidate has knowledge about industrial design and methods for product development including understanding of human factors in the design.
The candidate has knowledge about sustainability and knows aspects of maintenance and drift of industrial machine park.
The candidate has skills to visualize and model the concepts in the appropriate way both by use of manual and digital tools. The candidate is familiar with the modern trends in the nowadays technological development. The candidate is able to communicate the obtained knowledge to people with different backgrounds.

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogical methods:
- Individual assignments
- Group work under supervision
- Lectures on chosen topics

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments
  • Presentation

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments submitted both individually and in groups. 2/3 of those assignments has to be approved in order to get the overall grade.

Group presentation of project work.

Project report will be graded with grades A-F.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects


Examination arrangement: Approved report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 100/100 ALLE 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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