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MTEC 7040 - Applied Finite Element Analysis 1

Manufacturing Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

In this course, students will learn the tools necessary to model and analyze machine components and structures using Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Students will analyze mechanical objects under static and dynamic loading using both manual methods and commercial FEA software. Emphasis will be placed on modeling techniques used for FEA structural stress-strain, frequency, and thermal analysis.


AICO 4048 and MECH 2240





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 78180

Thu Jan 10 - Thu Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW03 Rm. 1920


Cyrus Raoufi

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current. Students are expected to attend a 6-hour Saturday session and plant tour.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic concepts of FEA using fundamental knowledge of mathematics.
  • Model structural engineering problems using commercial CAD/CAE software.
  • Perform Finite Element Analysis including structural stress-strain, frequency and thermal analysis using commercial FEA software.
  • Apply FEA techniques as a design tool in engineering product design and development process.
  • Verify and validate FEA results.
  • Present FEA results in the form of a FEA project report.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012

Related Programs

MTEC 7040 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Manufacturing
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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