MAST2002 - Mechanisms and Dynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 40/100
Digital home exam 60/100 3 hours

Course content

  • Mechanism design: analysis and synthesis, velocities and accelerations. Difference between kinematics, kinetics and dynamics
  • Introduction to basics of dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Dynamic loading on shafts, critical frequences, balancing of the shafts
  • Gear wheels

Learning outcome

The candidate can define the basic components that comprise mechanical devices. The candidate is able to draw representative schematic models of mechanical devices suitable for the kinematic and/or dynamic analysis. The candidate is able to calculate the possible motion of the mechanism defined by position, velocity and acceleration (both linear and angular) of its parts. The candidate has an understanding of the consequences of the chosen technology and can asses advantages and disadvantages of alternative solutions and methods.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Project work in groups

Compulsory assignments

  • Specification of topic
  • Mandatory assignments
  • Presentation

Further on evaluation

Compulsory exercises: - 2/3 of mandatory tasks are required to be approved to take the exam. Project assignment for group, presentation of project results shall be approved to take the exam.

Project report is 40% of the grade.

Individual exam is 60% of the grade. All aids are allowed, according to support material code A. 

Resit exam is held in August. Resit exam may change examination form from digital home exam to oral exam if the teacher decides this.

Resit exam can be implemented for some parts without all assessments need to be retaken. It is given the opportunity to complain about parts of this topic before all subtasks have been completed.

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

Relevant curriculum will be announced at the start 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 2021

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Digital home exam 60/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 40/100





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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