spring 2022
DTE-3610 Finite Element Methods, Programming - 2.5 ECTS

Application deadline

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

Type of course

The 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

Course content

Finite element methods for partial differential equations. The course consists of the following topics:
  • Representation of complex grometry
  • data structures,
  • mesh generation,
  • basis functions,
  • Building a stiffness matrix ,
  • the load vector,
  • a solver.

Recommended prerequisites

SMN6191 Numerical Methods, SMN6203 PDE and the Finite Element Method

Objectives of the course

On completion of the course the successful student is expected to have the following:

  • Knowledge Be able to describe in words, the central terminology, definitions, ideas, results, and methods used in FEM programming (K1, K2).
  • Skills Be able to use the knowledge to make a simple implementation and to analyse and prepare a general implementation (S1).
  • General competence Know that numerical calculations based on theoretical analysis of the finite element method can be a tool in the study of partial differential equations and simulation, and use the relevant terminology to communicate about the results. (GC2).

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Individual mandatory tasks and/ or projects.

Final exam

Emnet legges ned og siste mulighet til å avlegge eksamen etter dette semesteret, er vår 2023

Her finner du mer informasjon om eksamen i nedlagte emner

Information to incoming exchange students

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


Level Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412


Form of assessment: Oral exam Grouping: Individual Grading will be done by using A-F grading scale, F is Fail.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 2.5
  • Course code: DTE-3610
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet