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Matrix Computations and Applications

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2016

About the course

The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge and understanding of matrix computations in different application areas, which in turn requires deeper studies in theory, methods, algorithms, and software for different matrix computational problems. Examples include, matrix factorizations, iterative methods for solving linear systems and eigenvalue problems and how they are used in applications like information retrieval on the Internet, computer graphics, simulation, signal processing and various engineering applications. Computer laboratory tasks are important for acquiring skills and increased understanding.

Application and eligibility

Matrix Computations and Applications, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2016 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 29 August 2016


Lectures end during the week of 31 October 2016

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or 2 years of completed studies, in both cases including the courses Calculus in One Variable 1 (5MA009), Calculus in One Variable 2 (5MA011), Linear Algebra (5MA019), a basic course in programming methodology (e.g. 5DV104, 5DV105, 5DV106, or 5DV114), and Scientific Computing (5DV005)/Introductory Numerical Methods (5DV040)/Scientific Computing I (5DV116) or equivalent. English proficiency equivalent to English A from Swedish Upper secondary education. (IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4). TOEFL (Internet based with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17)). Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2016. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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