The course is included in these curricula and study modules

<a href="/en/curricula/322000/2021-2022/661">Materials processing technology 2021 - Technical modelling</a>

The course takes place in period

3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following competence:

Profession specific competence in modelling

Education for sustainable development goals:
4. Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

You can understand the different capabilities and applications of SolidWorks software (Knowledge)
You can use SolidWorks as a design tool. (Skills)

You can use both solids and surface modelling in the creation of designs. (Skills)

You can use simulation software to access the performance of parts. (Skills)

You can use standard design libraries in the design process. (Skills)

You can produce 2D drawings from 3D solid models. (Skills)

You can produce 3D parts, drawings and assemblies using SolidWorks. (Skills)

You can conduct stress analysis using CAE software and to determine whether parts are designed with a proper factor of safety. (Skills, approach) des...

Course contents

Introduction to SolidWorks, user interface, options and basic sketching techniques

Working with planes and sketches

Further techniques: Lofts, swept and revolved sections


Simulation and Analysis

Surface Modelling and Assemblies

Configurations, global variables and equations

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Technical Drawing - Students are assumed to be able to produce orthographic drawings using engineering software such as AutoCAD when they begin.

Previous course names

This course was formerly called Solid Modelling. Students who have passed Solid Modelling may not take this course.

Additional information

Download the SolidWorks 2021-22 for home from: External link

All deadlines dates must be met. Students not submitting assessment work by the deadline dates will be removed from the course.

VPN Tunnel in case where you can not download software from External link

This is where you can see the list of computers at the 2:12 minute stage of the youtube video. External link

Please contact IT support for further IT questions:

Recommended or required reading

"Learn SolidWorks 2020", Almattar

Students should complete the "SolidWorks 2021 Essential Training" course in LinkedIn Learning. External link

Study activities

  • Lectures - 15 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements


Submission of the "Introduction to SolidWorks Tutorial" (10%)

Submission of individual assignment Design of a Chair (90%). Note Urkund will be used to analyze these reports for similarity. Correct scientific writing skills are a very important consideration in the assessment. It is not based on just the engineering design work.

There is no compulsory attendance of lectures for this course. Although attendance is recommended, students may choose to complete all work entirely individually also.

Passed assignment marks can not be improved by resubmitting marked reports.

50-59 Grade 1 Satisfactory
60-69 Grade 2 Satisfactory
70-79 Grade 3 Good
80-89 Grade 4 Good
90-100 Grade 5 Excellent

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Group size

No limit (17 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-03-15

The timetable of the course

Please refer to itslearning "tabs" for a detailed weekly schedule.

Course enrolment period

2021-12-22 to 2022-01-20

Assessment methods

  • 2022-03-13 - Reports and productions
  • 2022-02-06 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-01-13 14:15 - 17:00 E383 Computer Aided Design (distance) . Vihtonen Mathew
2022-01-20 13:30 - 16:30 E383 Computer Aided Design distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-01-27 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Computer Aided Design distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-03 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Computer Aided Design distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-10 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Computer Aided Design distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-17 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Computer Aided Design Individual Work, no lecture Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-24 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Computer Aided Design Distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-03-03 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Computer Aided Design Project optional help via distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-03-10 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Computer Aided Design Individual Project Vihtonen Mathew

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