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Course MAT-80-50-K-7

Modelling Seminar (Mathematics) (2S, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 S Seminar 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2S) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
+ further Lecturers of the department Mathematics
Area of study [MAT-TEMA] Industrial Mathematics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


As part of the project work, the students must independently familiarise themselves with various areas of mathematics under the supervision of the project supervisor. For this purpose, in addition to the 3 CP for a seminar, 4 additional CP for a reading course ([MAT-80-50RC-K-7] Reading Course Mathematical Modelling]) are awarded.

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the seminar
  • Examination number (Study achievement): 87100 ("Modelling Seminar")
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.
    The required achievement usually consists of a combination of an oral presentation and a written elaboration.


Working on a modelling project in a project group (3-5 students) under the supervision of a project supervisor:
  • starting point is a real problem which originates from an application context and is formulated from the user's point of view (i.e. usually not in the language of mathematics).

Problem processing: Mathematical modelling of the problem, processing of the mathematical model with scientific methods, development and implementation of methods for processing or solving the problem. In the regular meetings with the project supervisors, each time one group member presents the current status of a team's work and the planning of the further procedure (with subsequent discussion in the plenum).

Final presentations by all groups: Presentation of the solutions worked out in a language understandable to the users.

  • Final report on the entire project, with each member of the project group being responsible for a part of the elaboration.


will be announced together with the announcement/presentation of the modelling seminar.


usually via an online procedure (to be announced in advance).

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Depending on the choice of topic, different courses from the Bachelor's programme or the Master's programme in Mathematics are required. The requirements will be announced together with the announcement of the seminar.



Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MAT-80-50-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MAT-MODSEM-M-7] Modelling Seminar (Mathematics) P: Obligatory 2S, 3.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[MAT-SEM-KPOOL-7] Seminars Mathematics (Master)