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SF101X Degree Project in Applied Mathematics and Industrial Economics, First Cycle 15.0 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Degree Project consists of an individual assignment within a problem area that is decided by examiner. It should normally constitute a part of a specialisation in the first cycle of studies. The Bachelor's essay should be equivalent to 10 weeks of full-time studies. The work should be presented in a written report and an oral presentation at an open seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the students should be able to

  • apply relevant knowledge and skills that have been acquired within the main field of study on a given problem,
  • within given frames, independently be able to analyse and discuss issues and solve larger problems on a basic level within the main field of study,
  • document and present their work according to the requirements of structure, formalities and language
  • reflect on, evaluate and review their own and others' scientific results,
  • identify their need for additional knowledge and take responsibility for their knowledge progression.

Course disposition

Process
Excellent
Independently plan and carry out the work within required time, show a high level of initiative, be open for supervision and criticism and identify own needs of new knowledge independently and acquire this knowledge and show good ability to process another student's work and express relevant and constructive criticism.
Good
Plan and carry out the work within required time, show initiative and be open for supervision and criticism, show ability to acquire new knowledge and show ability to process another student's work and express relevant criticism.
Enough
Carry out the work within required time, show some initiative and be open for supervision and criticism, show some ability to acquire new knowledge and show some ability to process another student's work and express criticism.
failed
Lack of respect for agreements, considerable lack of independence or lack of perception for supervision. Inability or no will to acquire new knowledge.
Engineering and scientific contents
Excellent
On the basis of problem and methodology, show very good ability to systematically apply engineering and scientific skills as problem formulation modelling, analysis, development and evaluation. Where it is relevant to the assignment, show awareness of social and ethical aspects including economical, social and ecological sustainable development.
Good
On the basis of problem and methodology, show good ability to systematically apply engineering and scientific skills as problem formulation modelling, analysis, development and evaluation. Where it is relevant to the assignment, show awareness of social and ethical aspects including economical, social and ecological sustainable development.
Enough
On the basis of problem and methodology, show some ability to apply engineering and scientific skills as modelling, analysis, development and evaluation. Where it is relevant to the assignment, show some consciousness about social and ethical aspects including economical, social and ecological sustainable development.
failed
Large deficiencies in engineering or scientific skills or considerable remaining deficiencies in methodology despite feedback.
Presentation
Excellent
Demonstrate a well structured report with clear presentation of work and results, clear analysis and well supported argumentation and clear language, formalities and scientific precision. Show good ability to present orally with clear argumentation and analysis and good ability to discuss the work.
Good
Demonstrate a structured report with clear presentation of work and results, analysis and argumentation and clear language and formalities. Show good ability to present and discuss the work orally.
Enough
Demonstrate written report with acceptable structure, formalities and language. Show ability to present the work orally.
failed
Remaining deficiencies in the written report despite feedback or considerable inability to present or discuss the work orally.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In general: the main part of the studies, at least 120 credits of which at least 108 credits among the compulsory courses on the engineering programme in Industrial economics and the course in optimization (SF1811) should be completed before the Bachelor's degree project may be started. It falls on examiner to see to it that the student has appropriate in-depth subject study and that the student has completed sufficient parts of the studies before the Bachelor's degree project is started. The Bachelor's degree project should normally be carried out under the education last semester.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Självständig litteratursökning och litteraturstudier inom det givna problemområdet förväntas.
Kurslitteratur kan även föreslås av examinator eller handledare.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • XUPP - Examination Question, 15,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The Bachelor's degree project is carried out individually or together with another student. In the latter case, examiner should see to it that each student's effort corresponds to the requirements for individual Bachelor's degree project.
The Bachelor's degree project is presented orally and in written form in English or Swedish. Public discussion and participation in review of other Bachelor's degree projects can be required for accomplished course.
The Bachelor's degree project will be assessed according to the criteria below within the bases of assessment Process, Engineering and scientific contents and Presentation. The grade is assigned by examiner as an overall assessment after the degree report has been examined with regards to plagiarism. To pass, the Bachelor's degree project may not fail according to one of the three bases of assessment.
The grading criteria should also be seen as a tool to support the student to work against a high aim by clarifying requirements and expectations .
A student who has not completed his or her work within eight months risks to fail the course. Decision is taken if needed in consultation between examiner and programme co-ordinator.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Johan Karlsson

Profile picture Sigrid Källblad Nordin

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SF101X

Offered by

SCI/Mathematics

Main field of study

Mathematics

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Johan Karlsson (johan.karlsson@math.kth.se); Jörgen Säve-Söderbergh (pjss@kth.se)