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MVE405 - Individual project in mathematics and mathematical statistics
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-25 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPENM
15,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mathematics

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Written and oral assignments 15,0 c Grading: TH   15,0 c    

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Bitr professor  Erik Kristiansson


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

BSc degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology or similar, and any prerequisite knowledge required for the individual project, as judged by the examiner and the supervisor of the project.


The course should make it possible for students to carry out an individual project, on a graduate level, at an academic institute, in industry, or in other sectors of society.

In the individual project in mathematics and mathematical statistics the student should integrate, deepen and develop his/her knowledge within a limited area of mathematics and/or mathematical statistics. The project aims to give the student knowledge and skill in scientific and engineering work, and to make the student acquainted with an environment representative for academic research and/or future labor market.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- formulate and limit the scope of a problem within the chosen subject area
- plan the work to solve and report the problem with given resources and within given time frame
- search, read and evaluate available literature and other background information
- integrate and develop knowledge and skill within the chosen problem
- execute theoretical/laboratory work to reach the goals of the project
- collect and interpret theoretical/laboratory results
- communicate the project results and how these meet with the project goals and effect goals, in a written report and at an oral presentation


The content of the project may vary, but must be defined at the start of the project. The project should be clearly oriented towards research and development.


The project can be carried out at an academic institution or within a suitable industry or similar. There must be a responsible supervisor, who should give the student the support necessary for the execution of the project within the given framework. It is up to the individual student to organise a specific project, in collaboration with the intended supervisor.

The content and organisation of the project must be accepted by the examiner and the supervisor prior to the startup of the project work.


Necessary literature (Text books and research articles) for executing the project and evaluating the project results.


The project is examined by a written project report, and by an oral presentation.

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