spring 2021

Last changed 11.08.2021

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering program with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics.

Application code: 9371

Course content

Comprehensive consideration of both basic terms, relations, and the whole of the topic as well as actual research in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to generate data-integrated holisms of close-to-manufacturing engineering design, process and operations planning, of manufacturing and quality engineering. Computer aided geometric modelling and production engineering optimization of both products and the corresponding manufacturing processes. Mathematical basics for product modelling, exemplary skills in using advanced CAD/CAM software systems to generate 3D-CAD models for free-form objects, information transfer from CAD- to quality-assured product models.  The main topics in this course will include:

  • Engineering product specification
  • Computer aided engineering drawing and orthographic projection
  • CAD- Basic part modelling
  • CAD 3D Geometric modelling (solid and surface)
  • Tooling and fixturing
  • Numerical control programming
  • Computer aided manufacturing based virtual and rapid prototyping
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Product life cycle management

Objectives of the course

The course aims at establishing understanding of the basic knowledge about principles of computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems. The course offers an introduction at intermediate level as well as practical abilities in the application of components and interdisciplinary relations that emerge when modern information and communication technologies (ICT) are utilised for the further industrialisation supported by computer-aided engineering tools particularly towards manufacturing of products in goods industries.

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Acquire fundamental understanding of the principles of CAD/CAM, including engineering drawing, geometric and surface modelling and feature based design
  • Use engineering mathematics related to geometry to understand CAD/CAM concepts.
  • Apply computer aided manufacturing principles to perform computer aided numerical control programming
  • Apply CAD/CAM concepts to product design and manufacturing
  • Use CAD/CAM software to realize product design.


  • Distinguish the product specification methods
  • Draw engineering design and orthographic projections
  • Construct 2D and 3D part CAD models
  • Distinguish different computer aided design modelling methods
  • Construct process plans for 3D geometric parts
  • Recall the need of design and manufacturing integration.


  • Passing the course will provide students with basic competence for computer aided design and manufacturing.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, and laboratory work/exercises mainly with computers.


Coursework / Course requirements

An assignment exercise regarding design of a small-scale geometric model. The mandatory exercises have to be handed in and approved by the teacher.

Examination and assessment

3 hour written exam account for 100% of the grade in the course.

The course is evaluated through ECTC system (A-F), where F is a fail.

For students failed in the written exam, a re-sit written exam will be arranged for this course.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Pensumliste for INE-3607 CAD/CAM
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: INE-3607