Project Applied Mathematics

2019-2020

Course Objective

After the component 'Study and Career':
-students have an image of their options en preferences regarding a
minor, possible follow-up studies and the job market,
-students have reflected on the influence of these options and
preferences for their own future.

After the completion of the Project Applied Mathematics:
-students can independently study an advanced Mathematical topic,
-students must be able to present a clear and coherent written
presentation (similar to the format used in the bachelor project),
-students can give an interesting and clear oral presentation to fellow
students and lecturers.

Course Content

This course consists of two parts: five study and career sessions and
the Project Applied Mathematics.

During the study and career sessions the students acquaint with the job
market and the possibilities for further studies. This is done by
interviewing people from the work field, vacancy analysis, writing or
improving CVs, attending an Inhouse day, a SWOT analysis and by writing
a final reflection on all these activities.

During the Project Applied Mathematics students study a mathematical
topic in groups of two. They are guided by one of the lecturers of the
Mathematics Department, and have regular meetings with their supervisor.
Before the start of period 6, they choose a topic in consultation with
their fellow student and their supervisor (a list of possible topics is
provided). During period 6 they study the selected material, write a
thesis and give an oral presentation.

Teaching Methods

-tutorials Study and Career (5 sessions, one of which involves a visit
to a company),
-Regular sessions with the supervisor and working on the project in
pairs,
-final project presentation.
Attendance of these activities is compulsory.

Method of Assessment

Study and Career: Active participation during sessions, oral
presentation and written report are required to complete the course.
Project Applied Mathematics: Academic attitude, oral presentation and
written report are graded, more information and assessment forms can be
found on canvas.
Due to the nature of this course, resits are not possible.

Literature

The required material is determined in consultation with the supervisor.

Target Audience

Mathematics year 2, applied tracks.

Recommended background knowledge

Students are expected to have finished a significant amount of second
year courses, such that they have enough background knowledge for the
topic of their choice.

General Information

Course Code XB_0028
Credits 6 EC
Period P6
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. C.M. Quant
Examiner prof. dr. J. Hulshof
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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