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Mathematical Software Project
(dt. Mathematisches Praktikum)

Level, degree of commitment Practical module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Internship (4 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Software development
Examination type: Presentation
The module is ungraded in accordance with the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Mathematics.
Subject, Origin Mathematics, B.Sc. Mathematics
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker, Prof. Dr. István Heckenberger, Prof. Dr. Christian Rieger


Creation of software in a modern programming language in a small working group and under supervision. In the software, procedures and algorithms from a mathematical advanced module (e.g. numerics, optimization, stochastics, discrete mathematics) are implemented efficiently. The software is documented.

Qualification Goals

Students will be able to

  • implement mathematical algorithms in small working groups under supervision but largely independently,
  • model mathematical objects in suitable data structures,
  • acquire the necessary, more detailed knowledge of the procedures used and the development environment.
  • implement mathematical procedures in software,
  • organize a software project in a team.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Foundations of Mathematics and Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis, Object-oriented Programming or Declarative Programming. In addition, we recommend the competences that are taught in the relevant intermediate or advanced module.

Recommended Reading

  • Depending on the focus of the internship

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2023/24. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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