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Modelling Seminar (Mathematics) (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MAT-MODSEM-M-7 Modelling Seminar (Mathematics) 3.0 CP (90 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
Module Manager
+ further Lecturers of the department Mathematics
Area of study [MAT-MAS] Master (M.Sc. - general)
Reference course of study [MAT-88.118-SG] M.Sc. 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.


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2S MAT-80-50-K-7
Modelling Seminar (Mathematics)
P 28 h 62 h
- no 3.0 SuSe
  • About [MAT-80-50-K-7]: Title: "Modelling Seminar (Mathematics)"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [MAT-80-50-K-7]: The study achievement [SEM-Schein] proof of successful participation in the seminar must be obtained.

Evaluation of grades

The module is not graded (only study achievements)..


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.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of this module, the students have learned to grasp the core of a real world problem through intensive communication with users and to acquire the necessary knowledge from the field of application by self-study. They are able to set up a mathematical model, solve it and interpret and validate the solution in the language of the user.

They have further developed key competences such as their ability to work in a team, time and project management, presentation and mediation skills, and they are able to acquire independently advanced mathematical knowledge in the application context using scientific methods.


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

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 Module / Module Number [MAT-MODSEM-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MAT-88.118-SG] M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics Seminars [P] Compulsory