autumn 2024
END-3601 Virtual Prototyping - 5 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single subject. For students at the Master's Degree Programme - Engineering Design.

Students outside Master's Degree Programme - Engineering Design will need to be approved by the head of study of the Master's Degree Programme - Engineering Design.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in mechanics, materials, structural, modelling 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: It is recommended that the candidate have taken courses within the field of material selection, product design, structural analysis and geometric modelling or equivalent and have good knowledge with a CAD system.

Application code: 9371

Course content

From sketch to 3D CAD model - management of complex models, requirements for data at different stages in the design process, concurrent engineering methods within the field of engineering design.

Project, the application of modeling and simulation software.

Software that will be mentioned or used during lectures: Autodesk Inventor/ Fusion 360, Rhinoceros, ANSYS (finite element program), CES (material selection software), SciLab, MATLAB, SageMath

Recommended prerequisites

END-3600 Product Design, END-3608 Materials Selection in Product Design, END-3801 PDE and the Finite Element Method

Objectives of the course

The purpose of this course is to introduce the concept of virtual prototyping within the field of engineering design. The course will provide the students the knowledge to analyze, present/ visualize and simulate the characteristics of some (technical) products with the help of 3D CAD software for mechanical design and other numerical computation software.


• can apply knowledge to new areas within the academic field of materials, design process, computational methods and engineering design (K3)


• can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments (S1)

• can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics (S4)

General competence:

After completing the course, the candidate:

• can apply the knowledge and skills within engineering design in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects (GC2)

• can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and some terminology of the academic field of engineering design (GC3)

Language of instruction and examination

Lecturing language is set to Norwegian unless international students are at place (Provided the presence of English speaking students, English will be chosen). .

The project report can be written in either Norwegian or English. Oral presentation can be in Norwegian or English.

Teaching methods

Lectures, problem sessions and a project run by the students under guidance by a supervisor.

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: Weighting: Duration: Grade scale:
Oral exam 7/10 45 Minutes A–E, fail F
Assignment 10.10.2024 14:00 (Hand in) 3/10 A–E, fail F
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More info about the assignment

The candidate will deliver a scientific rapport which documents the development of a virtual prototype

More info about the oral exam

Oral presentation of the project.

Re-sit examination

A re-sit exam is not arranged for the course
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: END-3601
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