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Elective Courses in Other Subjects

The Bachelor´s programme in mathematics contains a block of elective courses comprising 60 higher education credits of which at least 30 credits must consist of courses outside the range of mathematical sciences.

Most students choose to combine their mathematical studies with physics, computer science or economics. The purpose of the elective courses is to offer the students the possibility to both deepen and broaden their knowledge according to their own objects of interest.

Courses in Physics

Students interested in physics may start with the course FYSA01 Physics 1: General Physics, 30 credits, given by the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Two other courses that do not require FYSA01 Physics 1 are:

  • FYSB11 Basic Quantum Mechanics, 7.5 credits, given at half pace every semester, second half,
  • FYTB14 Classical Mechanics and SpecialRelativity, 7.5 credits, given at half pace spring semester, first half.

A list of all courses at basic level given in general and theoretical physics, meteorology, astronomy and astrophysics given by the Physics Department is available on the following link.

Courses in Computer Science

The courses listed below are given by the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, and are accessible to students enrolled on the Bachelor´s programme in mathematics who have completed the course NUMA01 Computational programming with Python.

Some of these courses require more knowledge than NUMA01. There are several alternative course packages (called package in the table below) that you can take to fulfil the prerequisites.

Alternative 1: EDAA01 Programming, Continuation Course, 7.5 credits
Alternative 2: NUMA11 Numerical Linear Algebra, 7.5 credits
Alternative 3: NUMA41 Numerical Analysis, Basic Course, 7.5 credits
Alternative 4: Project work (1.5 credits) in MATB21 Analysis in Several Variables 1, Project work (1.5 credits) in MATB22 Linear Algebra 2 and EDAA25 C Programming.

The following courses are available:

CourseCreditsPeriodPrerequisites
EDAA01 Programming, continuation course7.5Autumn, quarter paceNUMA01
EDAA01 Programming, continuation course 7.5Spring, first halfNUMA01

EDAA01 is suitable for first year students, but it requires Swedish and the programming language is Java. Students without prior knowledge of Java will receive help, but must be prepared to work a little more.

CourseCreditsPeriodPrerequisites
EDAA25 C Programming 3Spring, first halfNUMA01
EDAF05 Algorithms, Datastructures and Complexity5Spring, second halfPackage

These courses are also given in Swedish but the material is available in English and students who do not fulfil the Swedish requirements can be admitted. These courses are recommended for second-year students.

CourseCreditsPeriodPrerequisites
EDAN26 Multicore Programming 7.5Autumn, first halfPackage
EDAN75 Optimising Compilers7.5Autumn, first halfEDAF05
EDAF50 C++ Programming7.5Spring, first halfPackage
EDAF15 Algorithm Implementation5Spring, second halfPackage

These courses are given in Swedish as well, but the material is available in English and students who do not fulfill the Swedish requirements can be admitted. These courses are recommended for third-year students.

Courses in Economics

If you are interested in Economics, you may choose NEKA12 Economics: Level 1, 30 credits, given by the School of Economics and Management. This course is usually given in Swedish and it consists of:

  • Microeconomics, 11 credits
  • Macroeconomics, 9 credits
  • Financial economics, 5 credits
  • International economics, 5 credits

Students who are not Swedish speakers and who would like to combine their Bachelor's studies in mathematics with economics might be interested in pursuing a second Bachelor's Degree in International Business.