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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give a student fundamental skills in arithmetics, algebra and geometry.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to use arithmetics, fundamental algebra and geometry to solve common engineering problems.

Course contents

Arithmetic Introduction to algebra Expressions and equations Graphs Linear equations and simultaneous Linear equations Polynomial equations Trigonometry Sequences and series

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Excellent knowledge of elementary school mathematics.

Previous course names

2009, Elementary mathematics

Recommended or required reading

K. A. Stroud: Engineering Mathematics, 6e

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 73 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 73 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 60 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods


Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should first pass course IT-1-009 - Refresher course in mathematics.


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Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

2012-04-11 - Exams

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