spring 2024
MAS-2603 Hydraulic Systems and Oil Hydraulics - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

Generell studiekompetanse og Matematikk R1+R2 og Fysikk 1.

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  • generell studiekompetanse og bestått realfagkurs, eller
  • bestått 1-årig forkurs for ingeniørutdanning, eller
  • 2-årig teknisk fagskole etter rammeplan fastsatt av departementet 1998/99 og tidligere studieordninger

*For å få opptak til enkeltemner på grunnlag av Y-veien, må søkeren oppfylle opptakskriteriene for Y-vei til studieprogrammet som emnet inngår i. I tillegg må søkeren oppfylle eventuelle forkunnskapskrav som er spesifisert for det konkrete emnet de søker opptak til. Det gis begrenset studierett til det spesifikke emnet - på samme måte som realkompetansesøkere.

Søknadskode: 9391

Course content

Basic concepts of fluids. Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. Basic hydromechanics with ideal and real fluids. Energy conservation equation and mass conservation equation. Flow in the piping systems including networks. Pressure loss calculation through pipes. Pumps, water turbines and fans.

Basic schematic drawings. Sizing and selection of hydraulics motors and pumps. Pressure / volume-regulating valves: types, construction methods. Direction regulating valves: types, construction methods. Accumulators. Filters. Designing of complex hydraulic systems. Introduction to lubrication applications.

Recommended prerequisites

BYG-2503 Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics, TEK-1504 Physics, TEK-1507 Mathematics 1, TEK-1510 Mathematics 1 (3-semester), TEK-1516 Mathematics 2

Objectives of the course


Students should be given the knowledge on pipe systems, turbo machinery, pumps, water turbine systems and fans. Students will be able to dimension the pump, choosing the right pump type, understand the different water turbine construction and sizing of fans

Students will also be given knowledge of design and use of oil hydraulic power transmission systems and control systems. Students will be able to read wiring diagrams and descriptions in the instruction books and manuals. Students will also gain knowledge of modern management and regulation of hydraulic system using proportional hydraulics

The student will be able to apply relevant information for this type of work (LU-M-K-5)


Students will be able to design a system consisting of pumps, piping, supports, valves and other required elements to fulfil the power requirements stablished

Students will be able to read schematic drawings and have been given training in troubleshooting the oil hydraulic systems

Students should also be able to design oil hydraulic systems for industrial and mobile equipment

The skills will be useful in the bachelor thesis (LU-M-F-1.5)

General competences

Students can participate in product development and production systems and help in practical assessments, testing and simulation in terms of resource use, economics and security (LU-M-G-1.2).

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory work and exercises with guidance.



Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 04.06.2024 09:00
5 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Submissions Approved – not approved
Laboratory exercises Approved – not approved
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  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik | Mo i Rana | Nettbasert | Annet |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: MAS-2603
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet