Design Calculations
Study plans 2016-2017 - TEK2021 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • BYG1062
  • TEK2011

Expected learning outcomes

The student should:

  • have broad knowledge of key issues in the calculation of construction details.
  • have broad knowledge of materials selection in construction details.
  • have knowledge on how to update their knowledge in the field.

The student should:

  • be able to apply scientific knowledge to practical and theoretical problems and justify the choices made.
  • be able to reflect on the calculation results and adjust them under supervision.
  • be able to locate, assess and refer to information and subject matter that can be used in the problem.

General knowledge
The student should:

  • carry out various problems in the subject as a participant in a group.
  • propose and exchange views and experiences of an issue for a project within the course themes, and in a group implement the project throughout the semester with guidance.
  • be able to communicate subject matter and the project results orally (by agreement) and in writing.


Design calculations:

  • General strength calculation
  • Joining methods
  • Transmissions
  • Shafts and Bearings


  • Steels for welding
  • Corrosion Resistant Steels
  • Light weight Metals
  • Composites

Teaching Methods

Group works
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Lectures on Campus

Guidance by appointment with the responsible teacher

Presentation of Project(s)

Online Learning

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam, 3 hours (counts 60 %)
  • Assessment of project (counts 40 %)

Each of the parts must be passed separately.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

 Internal examiner.

Re-sit examination

August 2017.
Project must be taken again at the next regular implementation.

Examination support

C: Specified printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed. (From approved list of permitted aids for examination, NTNU)

• Theme Literature (pdf) from the course home page with handwritten notes
• Technical tables as you wish

Coursework Requirements

  • Students are responsible for establishing project groups, project and optionally contacting a manufacturing company.
  • Status project underway. Spoken for Campus Students and written report for Online Students.
  • Final report with performance. Spoken for Campus Students and written as a PowerPoint for Online Students.

Teaching Materials

Syllabus provided when the course starts.

Syllabus / subject matter found on the website:

Replacement course for

MAS2121 - Design Calculations

Additional information

When applications for the accreditation, transfer and recognition of courses from earlier cohorts or other institutions similar programs, each application is treated individually and applicants must be able to include such credits reduction by overlapping topics.