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Modelling and Simulation

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The course is divided into four parts which together aim to provide essential knowledge for modeling and simulation. 1) Introduction to dynamic systems, including Lotka-Volterra equation, with a focus on fixed points and their properties. In connection with the models in discrete time period doubling, bifurcation and chaos are also introduced. 2) Introduction to stochastic simulation methods like Langevin dynamics, Brownian dynamics and Monte Carlo where the implementation is based on deterministic molecular dynamics. 3) Advancement of parameter estimation which includes (non-parametric) bootstrap analysis. 4) A theoretical approach to the numerical integration using the Picard-Lindelöf theorem and how this among other things leads to the Runge-Kutta methods and implicit methods. Applications are made through laboratory experiments with C programming, Matlab and computer program libraries.

The course can also be included in the subject areas of computational science & engineering, mathematics and applied mathematics.

Application and eligibility

Modelling and Simulation, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

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Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including single variable calculus, linear algebra, introductory mathematical statistics, introductory programming methodology and introductory numerical methods. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held 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



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

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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Contactperson for the course is:
Peter Olsson