012 BSc Mechanical Engineering, bachelor

Target Group and Admission Requirements

General Admission requirements + 2FY and 3MX, pre-course, 2-year technical trade school or prior experiential learning + TRES

Aim of the Programme

The study programme in mechanical engineering provides a rounded education with options for specialisation in construction technology or process technology. Central subjects are mechanics, machine parts, mechanical drafting with 3-D modelling, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. For calculations and construction, we will use modern methods using computer-technology.

The mechanical engineer is characterised by an ability to work in many fields. Among possible fields of employment, one might mention design and construction in mechanical enterprises and process industries, operations, maintenance, safety- and product-quality work and sales, purchasing and marketing.

Further Education opportunities

Upon completing the programme (BSc Civil Engineering), you may seek admission to a two-year Master’s programme in Energy and Environmental Technology or Process Technology (civil-engineer programme) at Telemark University College or Master's programmes in technology at other university colleges and universities in Norway and abroad.

Curriculum and structure

Obligatory Courses
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
MA1106 Engineering Mechanics 10.00 O 5 5        
FB1006 Mathematics I 10.00 O 10          
PRG106 Project F1 10.00 O 10          
MA1006 Machine Drawing with 3D CAD 10.00 O 5 5        
FB2006 Physics 10.00 O   10        
FB2409 Mathematics II 10.00 O   10        
FB3006 Chemistry and the Environment 10.00 O     10      
MA3206 Material Science 5.00 O     5      
MA3006 Machine Parts 10.00 O     10      
MA3106 Thermodynamics 5.00 O     5      
MA4109 Cybernetics - Mechanical Engineering 5.00 O       5    
MA4506 Project MA4 – Machine Parts
Construction and Advanced 3-DAK
10.00 O       10    
EE4007 Cybernetics – Basic Course 5.00 O       5    
FB4110 Project Management 5.00 O       5    
FB4210 Economics 5.00 O       5    
KJ3006 Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics 10.00 O         10  
MA5506 Project MA5 – Process Engineering
10.00 O         10  
FB5006 Statistics 5.00 O         5  
MA5006 Finite Element Method - FEM 5.00 O         5  
MA6006 Technical Maintenance 5.00 O           5
PRH606 Main Project 10.00 O           10
KJ6106 Technical Safety 5.00 O           5
Total: 30 30 30 30 30 20
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Electives 5th semester
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
FB5106 Student Business Venture 20.00 V         10 10
Total: 0 0 0 0 10 10
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Electives 6th semester
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
FBV5006 Mathematics III 5.00 V           5
VBØ6009 Production Management 10.00 V           10
Total: 0 0 0 0 0 15
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course


MA5506 Project MA5 in the 5th semester or PRH606 Main Project MA6 in the 6th semester may be replaced by FB5206 Student Business Venture.

FBV5006 Mathematics III is recommended for students who wish to study for a Master’s degree in technological subjects.

Students may apply to have other courses approved as replacements for elective courses at Telemark University College and other institutions of education.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Bachelor’s study programmes at the Department of Technology are project-oriented, which means that a large proportion of the topics are taught through projects. This pedagogical method gives the students a greater degree of responsibility for their own learning, and experience in problem analysis, information research and problem solving. Each project is carried out by a group of students, often in cooperation with a local business. The group produces a project report which is submitted, presented and defended in an oral examination. Most of the courses last one semester, with periodic tests and a final evaluation/examination.

Students have the opportunity to study abroad during the programme. Telemark University College has exchange agreements with colleges and universities in Belgium, England, France, Italy, China, Nepal, Portugal, Sri-Lanka, Spain, Germany and the USA.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Unni Stamland Kaasin <Unni.S.KaasinSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Webmaster HiT - 27/09/2011