Course syllabus - Project in Mathematics 7.5 credits

Projektarbete i matematik

Course code: MMA691
Valid from: Autumn semester13
Level of education: Second cycle
Subject: Mathematics
Main Field(s) of Study: Mathematics/Applied Mathematics,
In-Depth Level: A1F (Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements),
School: UKK
Ratification date: 2013-02-01


The course shall:
- Give a deeper knowledge of a mathematical subject
- Develop the ability to formulate a problem and to work independently
- Develop the ability to present knowledge and the results obtained in speech and writing.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to
- independently, in writing and orally, present the basics of the problem area and solution methodology and the results obtained in the completed project.
- Present all relevant literature and other sources used in the project and clearly and accurately refer to this information in the written report.
- If the project is applied conduct computer-based experimental studies with data, models, algorithms, and software, and present the results graphically and numerically in tables, as well as comment and draw conclusions from the results.
- Describe how the work carried out relates to previous works within the field.

Course content

The larger part of this course is an independent study which shall be done individually or in groups. A supervisor is appointed to every student or group. The work shall be described in a written plan which shall be approved by the supervisor who is also the course examiner. The work shall be presented both in a written report and orally at a seminar. In addition to the independent work the course may contain literature searches, literature studies and seminars.

Specific entry requirements

Non-overlapping courses in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics with a total sum of at least 90 credits, of which at least 30 credits must relate to courses on the advanced level.


Degree project, (PRO1), 7.5 credits, marks Pass (G) or Pass with distinction (VG)

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Rules and regulations for examinations


Three-grade scale

Enviromental aspects

No special environmental aspects are included in this course.

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