Mathematical Modelling


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The students completing the module will have gained knowledge about a number of topics from mathematical modelling. The list may include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • first and second order linear differential equations and their classification
  • boundary value and intial value problems
  • solution methods for linear differential equations
  • solution representation and regularity of solutions
  • expectation-maximisation (EM) algorithm and missing data
  • Bayesian networks
  • graphical models
  • queueing theory
  • hidden Markov models


  • can apply the relevant methodologies in one or more scenarios and interpret the results

  • can state the underlying assumptions and argue about limitations and extendibility of the methodology in one or more specific settings

  • can assess goodness-of-fit for the models where appropriate


  • can acquire supplementary knowledge about the relevant methodologies

  • can combine appropriate topics from the course to analyse a specific problem

  • can in writing describe the methodologies, results and outcome from an analysis of a specific problem

Type of instruction

Lectures with exercises.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 137,5 hours for the student.



Name of examMatematisk modellering
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Skriftlig eller mundtlig eller løbende evaluering
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please contact Study Board of Mathematical Sciences -

Facts about the module

Danish titleMatematisk modellering
Module codeK-MØK1-MAMO
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science