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Basics of Mathematical Software

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IKTP0307
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: KT 2014
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2015-2016)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Makkonen, Matti
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2015-2016

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
8I-KT-2N2015-09-01 – 2015-10-31Kimmo SalmenjokiFinnish2015-08-14 – 2015-09-13

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Learning Outcomes

Technical calculations today are almost completely carried out with the help of computers. therefore, an engineer has to be able to use different mathematical software. In this course the student will learn to use MathCad system to solve tecnical-mathematical problems. This program can be used both for numerical and symbloical calculations. After the coarse the student is able to use MathCad for solving mathematical problems in engineering.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 56 h
- of which scheduled studies: 28 h
- of which autonomous studies: 28 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Short overview tomathematical software. mathCad basic operations, functions and graphs, units, vectors, curve fitting, solving equations and systems of equations, symbolic calculation. Applications on the field of engineering.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Moodle lecturing material

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and hands-on exercises.

Assessment Criteria

5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.

Assessment Methods

Examination, classroom exercises and home exercises