INF5631 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations; project assignment

Course content

This course offers an extension of subjects from courses in partial differential equations, such as INF-MAT3360 – Partial differential equations (discontinued)/INF-MAT4360 – Partial differential equations (discontinued), INF5620 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations (continued), and/or INF5640 – Videregående numeriske metoder for partielle differensiallikninger (discontinued).

Learning outcome

The students shall either carry out a project (a prolongation of the project in INF5620 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations (continued), for instance) or give a lecture on a prescribed topic. The goal of the project work is to solve a problem containing a mathematical model, numerical algorithms, implementations, verification, evaluation of results, as well as report writing.

The goal of the lecture is to study a new scientific material in a limited amount of time (three weeks) and obtain an understanding that is sufficient for giving a lecture. The topic of the lecture will normally be relevant for the student´s master or ph.d. thesis.

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses


The course is based on private studies. Individual tutoring will be given to students who choose the written project.


Oral exam.

Students who choose the project version must give a short (10 min) talk and answer questions about the project. The evaluation is based on the quality of the talk, the defense of the project, and the project report.

Students who choose a talk on a prescribed topic will receive the title of the talk three weeks before the exam. The student must find relevant literature and compose a 45 min talk for the exam. The evaluation is based on the scientific contents of the talk, pedagogical features, use of slides, literature overview, handling of questions from the audience, and timing of the presentation.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 27, 2022 6:22:32 PM

Facts about this course

Spring and autumn

The course is last held autumn 2020

Spring and autumn

Examination is last held autumn 2022

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)