Skip to content
printicon
Main menu hidden.

The Finite Element Method

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

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 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

22 March 2023

Ends

4 June 2023

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

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 and Swedish equivalent to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. Entry requirements

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

The online application opens 15 September 2022 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 17 October 2022. How to apply

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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

Contact us

Please be aware that the University is a public authority and that what you write here can be included in an official document. Therefore, be careful if you are writing about sensitive or personal matters in this contact form. If you have such an enquiry, please call us instead. All data will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Contactperson for the course is:
Study counselor Lars-Daniel Öhman