Freestanding course, Master’s level
7.5 hp
Malmö daytime 50%
30 August 2021 - 7 November 2021
Full tuition fee: 16000 SEK
Applications open 15 March

About the course

The course objective is for the student to develop knowledge and skills in technical programming in Matlab/GNU Octave, with a focus on application within numerical analysis.

This course is offered as part of a programme:

Computational Materials Science, Master's Programme (Two-Year)

Course content

  • Data structures, files, inbound and outbound data, arithmetic operations, vectors, matrices, graphics;
  • For, if-else, while, built-in functions and user-defined functions;
  • Applications within linear equation system, non-linear equations, interpolation and extrapolation, least square approach to measurement data, numerical differentiation, integration, differential equations; and
  • Interpretation and validation of results.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

1. Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.

2. At least 22.5 credits of Mathematics.

3. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school or equivalent


University credits completed 100%

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