Course syllabus - Degree Project in Mathematics
Autumn semester 2015
G2E (First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bache...).
School of Education, Culture and Communication
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Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
This degree project should develop the ability to formulate and to work independently with a problem belonging to the area of mathematics/applied mathematics corresponding with the content of the Bachelor programme Analytical Finance. The project should show that a graduate of the programme or a student with similar background can use the knowledge acquired during the studies for realisation of the Bachelor degree project related to the content of the programme. Finally the project should develop the ability of the student to make oral and written presentations of the knowledge and results obtained.
At the end of the preparation of the degree project the student is expected to be able to
- understand and explain some of the existing elementary mathematical models used in financial mathematics and be able to explain their assumptions and limitations.
- prepare a thesis that correctly and clearly presents the results of the degree project.
- present in the thesis a survey of relevant literature and other sources of information used in the project and to give correctly the corresponding references.
- give in the thesis clear mathematical description of the models and data studied in the project as well as the corresponding algorithms and software.
- carry out a computer based experimental investigation of data, models, algorithms and software which are treated in the project.
- prepare and to make a clear seminar presentation of the results of the project.
The larger part of the degree project is based on an independent study, which includes a mathematical description of the models and data studied in the project, the corresponding algorithms and software as well as results of the corresponding experimental computer based studies. The project may also include studies of the relevant literature and seminars. A supervisor is appointed to each student. Before the works start, it has to be shortly described in a written work plan which shall be approved by the supervisor. The student(s) will present the results of the project in the thesis that should contain all necessary parts (title page, abstract, table of contents, introduction, the main text presenting the content of the project, conclusion, list of references) and report them at a special seminar. The thesis must be written, and the oral presentation in the seminar must be held, in English.
Establishing of a plan, which is signed by the student(s) and supervisor(s), outlining the process and a time schedule for it. Continuous supervision of one or several supervisors.
Non-overlapping courses in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics with a total sum of at least 75 credits, including Introduction to research areas in mathematics/applied mathematics, 7,5 credits or the equivalent, excluding previous degree projects.
UPS1, Degree project including oral presentation, 15 credits, marks Fail (F), Pass (G) or Pass with distinction (VG).
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Interim Regulations and Other Regulations
The student is entitled to a maximum of 35 hours of supervision. When two students carry out a joint degree project the total time used for supervision (regardless if it concerns one of the students or both) is a maximum of 55 hours.
The maximum number of times that a student can take an examination is five.