Course syllabus


VSMA01, 5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Fundamental concepts, quantities and relations which are used for characterizing material, forces and deformations are explained. From real-life situations problems are defined and suitable models are chosen for a conceptual analysis of the problem. Examples of discussed concepts and quantities are mass, centre of gravity, stiffness, force, moment and equilibrium.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination comprises three moments: two project tasks, which are presented orally, and a written exam. The final grade is based on the result from the written exam. In the two mandatory project tasks the students work in pairs and in groups of 4-5 students, respectively.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VSM101

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Tekn dr Kristian Stålne,