Project in Computational Science

15 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TD307

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computational Science A1F, Computer Science A1F, Technology A1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 25 April 2013
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including 30 credits in mathematics. In addition 30 credits at Master's level, where 20 credits must be courses in computational science.

Learning outcomes

To pass, the student should be able to

  • in a project group, plan and within given time frames carry out a project in the computational science area;
  • argue for and evaluate solution methods;
  • evaluate results and relate them to the project's subject field;
  • communicate with expertise from the project's subject field;
  • present and summarise the project work orally in English or Swedish in a seminar;
  • present and summarise the project work in the form of a scientific report and in a popular style as a poster and a web presentation.


The course is based on a project, where students in small groups analyse a given problem, plan and develop a realistic computer program. The work entails interpretation of the problem, mathematical modelling, numerical methods, implementation, and presentation. The project tasks are taken from industry or university and cover many application areas. Instruction is also given in project management as well as oral and written presentation of scientific results, e.g. in seminars, posters, and on the web, including popular scientific presentation.


Project work in groups (2-4 students). Seminars and training in presentation skills and project management.


Written report, oral presentation in seminars, poster, web presentation.

No reading list found.