spring 2023
TEK-3604 Multiphysics Simulering - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: December 1st. Exchange students and Fulbright students: October 1st

Type of course

The course may be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering program with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics, 7,5 credits physics.

Application code: 9371

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

TEK-3015 Multiphysics Simulation 10 stp

Course content

The course covers multiphysics modelling techniques for structural mechanics and fluid mechanics/heat transfer. Students will learn about structures problem and simulation techniques with the use of Finite Element Methods (FEM). Similarly, students will learn about fluid mechanics/heat transfer problems with the use of Finite Volume Methods and Finite Difference Methods (FVM / FDM ). In both, students will learn about governing equations, discretization techniques, initial & boundary conditions, and solving techniques. They will also learn ANSYS® Multiphysics and MATLAB® software.

Objectives of the course


  • The candidate will learn the basics of Multiphysics simulation and acquire important knowledge about setting up one.
  • The candidate will learn certain advanced concepts in relation to the mechanics of materials and fluid mechanics/heat transfer.


  • Candidates will understand the term Multiphysics and its relation to practical problems.
  • Candidates will build knowledge in discretization techniques used in Multiphysics simulations such as Finite Element Method (FEM), Finite Difference Method (FDM), Finite Volume Method (FVM), etc.
  • Candidates will discretize the partial differential equations (PDE) of structures, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.
  • Candidates will apply the correct boundary and initial conditions in solving the Multiphysics simulation problems.
  • Candidates will also learn about the use of computational resources in solving Multiphysics simulation problems.

General Competence:

  • The candidate will be able to appreciate the importance of Multiphysics simulation for engineering applications.
  • The candidate will also build an understanding of the margin of error between real cases to simulated ones.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops and laboratory work.

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: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT


Examination: Date: Weighting: Grade scale:
Assignment 03.03.2023 14:00 (Hand in) 1/2 A–E, fail F
Assignment 05.05.2023 14:00 (Hand in) 1/2 A–E, fail F
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More info about the assignment

Two individual project reports.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exam is not permitted
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: TEK-3604
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet