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The Finite Element Method

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

About the course

In this course we study the finite element method for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations. We introduce the most important finite elements, for example higher order polynomials on tetrahedra and hexahedra as well as isoparametric elements. An abstract framework for the analysis of elliptic problems is used throughout the course, in example to prove existence and uniqueness and for error analysis. A very important and popular application of the finite element method in engineering is analyzing properties of mechanical components. We therefore focus our examples of applications on solid mechanics, for example linear elasticity and thermo-elasticity. Mandatory computer sessions are included in the course.

Application and eligibility

The Finite Element Method, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 25 March 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

The course requires 90 ECTS of which 22,5 ECTS in Calculus including a course in Multivariable Calculus, a course in Linear Algebra on basic level and a course in Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations on advanced level or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 5/A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Guaranteed place Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-58105

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 2018. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK16,875

Total fee

SEK16,875

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Course is given by
Dept of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Contact person for the course is:
Study counselor Lars-Daniel Öhman