CANCELLED: Topics in Simulation (ToiS)

Course content

This course is a master thesis preparation course for students interesting in computer simulation related topics. These include

  • Biomechanical modeling of humans and soft tissue
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Physics and Mechanics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Contact Mechanics
  • and many more


During the course we survey recent research papers on topics of interest to the group of students. Students will be reading 12-14 papers over 6-7 weeks and try make one simple prototype from one of these papers taking 1-2 weeks. 

The course is intended to help give students a good idea of what topic they wish to work with and give them a solid background in the research litterature for their chosen topic.



Learning outcome


  • Computer Simulation



  • Reading research papers in research fields related to computer simulation.
  • Communicate and discuss findings in papers to peers



  • Evaluate value of contirbutions in research papers
  • Find and select research papers relevant for own work


Mixture of lectures, study groups and project group work with hand-ins.

See Absalon when the course is set up.

Having passed courses such as CMIS and NO or equivalent.

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment based on at least one paper and one prototype presentation.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

In order to obtain the grade 12 the student should convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Learning Outcome.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Seminar
  • 16
  • Preparation
  • 150
  • Project work
  • 40
  • English
  • 206