Course syllabus - Bachelor's Degree Project in Mathematics
Autumn semester 2021
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
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
The objective of the course is to give the student the opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge within a mathematical subject, to apply the knowledge acquired during the studies of the programme, to work independently, and to develop the ability to formulate a problem and make oral and written presentations of the knowledge and results obtained.
Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to
1. orally and in writing give a clear and correct mathematical description of models, data, algorithms, and software that have been studied and are used in the project
2. present sources that has been used in the work and clearly and accurately refer to this information in the written report
3. in applied projects conduct extensive computer based experimental investigations of data, models, algorithms, and software as well as present the results graphically and/or numerically in tables, comment in results, and draw conclusions
4. prepare and deliver a clear seminar presentation of the results of the project
5. describe how the work done relates to previous works in the area and what significance the work done has and to which extent the project has brought new knowledge in the area
6. critically examine, evaluate and ask relevant questions on another bachelor thesis regarding issues, implementation and results
- The larger part of this course is an independent study which shall be done individually or in groups
- The work shall be described in a written work plan
- The work shall be presented both in a written report and orally at a seminar
- Opposition on another student's report
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, at least 4.5 credits or equivalent, excluding previous degree projects.
EXA1, Degree project, 13 credits, written report concerning learning outcomes 1-5, grades Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with distinction (VG).
SEM1, Seminar, 1.5 credits, oral performance concerning learning outcomes 1-5, grades Fail (U) or Pass (G).
SEM2, Seminar, 0.5 credits, opposition on another student's report concerning learning outcome 6, grades Fail (U) or Pass (G).
A student who has a certificate from MDU regarding a disability has the opportunity to submit a request for supportive measures during written examinations or other forms of examination, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Examinations at First-cycle and Second-cycle Level at Mälardalen University (2020/1655). It is the examiner who takes decisions on any supportive measures, based on what kind of certificate is issued, and in that case which measures are to be applied.
Suspicions of attempting to deceive in examinations (cheating) are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, and are examined by the University’s Disciplinary Board. If the Disciplinary Board considers the student to be guilty of a disciplinary offence, the Board will take a decision on disciplinary action, which will be a warning or suspension.Study guide
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.