MAST2001 - Elements of Machines 1


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Pressure vessels thin- and -thick walled, tolerances and fits, pressure and crimp connections, "rigid" threads and screws, calculation of statically loaded welds, wedge joints, rolling and plain bearings, couplings, brakes and clutches, springs.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has knowledge of: The properties and applications of steel as construction material; Design and functioning of machine parts; Calculation and engineering design; Use of standards and catalogs.
Skills: The candidate is able to design machine elements according to functional requirements.
General competence: The candidate has insight into the technical consequences of chosen solutions within his / her field of expertise. The candidate can use his / her own skills and can communicate results orally and in writing in collaboration with other engineers.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Exercises: 2/3 of the exercises must be approved to take the exam. The class is divided into teams, each team is responsible for 1 exercise (prepare and peer-guide the exercise and present a proposed solutions and selected aspects to the exercise topic).

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory requirement: The number of exercises is announced at the start of the semester. 2/3 of the exercises must be approved to take the exam. Each student has to prepare and peer-review an exercise in a team (compulsory participation and attendance). Oral presentation of selected aspects related to the topic of the exercise and the proposed solution to the exercise in a team (compulsory participation and attendance).
Allowing exam aids: Jarle Johannessen; Tekniske Tabeller, Cappelen.
Determined simple calculator: Casio fx-82ES PLUS, Casio fx-82EX, Citizen SR-270X, Citizen SR-270X College, FX9860GII, Casio FXCG20, Texas Instruments 84 Plus.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Restricted Access to this course

Course materials

Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C
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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