autumn 2024
DTE-3801 Partial differential equations - 5 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in Engineering program in computer science or equivalent.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

- minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Recommended prerequisites: Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods

Application code: 9371

Course content

The course covers classical topics devoted to Partial differential equations, in addition to an introduction to weak formulations of such equations using Sobolev spaces.

Objectives of the course

After completing the course, the student should have obtained the following learning outcome:

The students will have some knowledge within the academic field of partial differential equations, and some of their applications in physics and engineering.

The students will be able to formulate and analyze the problems in terms of weak formulations suitable for solving problems numerically via the Finite Element Method.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

All lectures are pre-recorded on video, and students will be able to follow them via their computer (or laptop /smartphone if you use my Youtube channel).

It is recommended that the students start watching video lectures at 8.15. Those who like, may also meet in the classroom at. 09.15. (to be announced in Canvas)

Here, the teacher will answer questions from the students concerning the topics considered the previous day. Afterwards, the students continue watching video lectures, assisted by the teacher. Normally, students work with this until noon. After lunch, i.e. at. 1 PM, they start with today's exercise and work with this until 4 PM, assisted by the teacher.

All information concerning the course, videos, lecture notes, exercises with solutions, project etc. can be found in Canvas when the course starts.

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: Grade scale:
Portfolio Passed / Not Passed
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More info about the portfolio

The portfolio consists of an e-test in Canvas and several written deliveries. The number is determined at the start of the course.

Re-sit examination

No resit exam will be offered in this course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: DTE-3801
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