Applied Finite Element Methods, 5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-12006 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 17 October 2023 – 7 November 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits in science/engineering including 30 credits in mathematics, where 5 credits linear algebra and 5 credits several variable calculus must be covered. Participation in Scientific Computing III or Scientific Computing for Partial Differential Equations. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

A commonly used computational method in commercial software is the finite element method (FEM). Although the method first was introduced for solving problems in structural mechanics, it can be applied to a wide range of engineering applications. FEM serves very much as a general framework for solving differential equations using computers and is therefore common in the industry. Although the emphasis is on practical issues, some theoretical parts are also present in the course. Commercial FEM software (FEniCS) as well as MATLAB is used in the course.

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