Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Real functions of two and more variables – definitions, results and techniques concerning partial derivatives.
  • Curvature and torsion determine curves in space.
  • Integration in plane and space wrt. various coordinate systems – including connections between such integrals.
  • The structure of the set of solutions to different types of first and second order differential equations.


  • Differentiation of functions of several variables (including composite functions) as well as a geometric understanding of this.
  • Extrema for functions of two and three variables.
  • Maxima and minima for functions of two variables.
  • Calculation of  curvature and torsion, arc length, velocity, acceleration and interpretation of these in a geometric setting.
  • Set up and evaluate simple integrals in plane and space wrt. various coordinate systems.
  • Solve and plot various types of first- and second order differential equations.


Can apply methods and concepts from calculus, including space curves, integration, and differential equations to given problems relevant to the study programme.

Type of instruction

Lectures, exercises, videos, quiz, digitalised self-study, workshops on calculus problems relevant to the study programme.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 137,5 hours for the student.



Name of examCalculus
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsA four hour written exam without use of electronic aid. Notes, copies, books etc. are allowed.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleCalculus
Module codeMATCAL1235GB
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


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