autumn 2024
DTE-3601 Simulations - 5 ECTS

Type of course

Can be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering program with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics, 7,5 credits physics

Application code: 9371


- Master-level course in Numerical Methods

- Master-level course in Linear Algebra 2

- Master-level course in Partial Differential Equations and the Finite Element Method

- Master-level course in Geometric Modelling

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

STE6239 Simulations 5 ects

Course content

Diverse concepts and methods of applied mathematics, numerical analysis and approximation theory, including aspects of optimal control, game theory, Monte Carlo methods, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite and boundary element methods (FEM/BEM), etc.

Argument-based selection of a best approach for modelling and simulation in a given context among several alternatives.

Recommended prerequisites

END-3801 PDE and the Finite Element Method, MAT-3800 Linear Algebra II, MAT-3801 Numerical Methods, SMN6190 Linear Algebra II, SMN6191 Numerical Methods, SMN6203 PDE and the Finite Element Method

Objectives of the course

After passing the course, students will have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Well systematized knowledge of fundamental terminology, definitions, concepts, ideas, methods and results needed to formulate mathematical models, to develop symbolic implementations and/or numerical approximations of these models that can be simulated numerically, with respective verification and, if necessary, tuning and upgrading.
  • Getting acquainted with a rich diversity of concrete case of modelling and simulating mechanisms and processed from various fields of natural and engineering sciences, on macro and micro (including nano-) level.
  • Main emphasis is on modelling with boundary-value problems for linear and non-linear partial differential equations of elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic and mixed type, and their numerical solutions, together with analysis of the performance of these models in simulation (stability, order of accuracy, compexity, etc.)


  • Ability to use the acquired knowledge to perform mathematical modelling and computer simulation of mechanisms and processes.
  • Ability to assess the performance and verify the fidelity of the results of computer simulations.


  • A holistic understanding of the iterative nature and main components of the entire process of mathematical modelling and numerical simulation, with verification and scientific visualization of the results, and incorporating these results within larger cooperation projects.
  • Versatility in cooperation in joint projects of research and development teams.
  • Versatility in communication of concepts, ideas and methods of mathematical modelling and numerical simulations.
  • Some of the best students in this course, who later choose a topic in computer simulations for their master diploma thesis project, will be expected to communicate their results at international conferences.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

  • Classroom lectures
  • Classroom exercises

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:



Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 11.12.2024 09:00 (Hand out)
11.12.2024 14:00 (Hand in)
5 Hours A–E, fail F
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Re-sit examination

There will not be arranged a re-sit exam in this course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: DTE-3601
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