STK-MAT2011 – Project Work in Finance, Insurance, Risk and Data Analysis
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This is a project course where the students are trained in important aspects of a project. A variety of projects within the areas of finance, insurance, tecnical/economical risk and other uses of statistics, such as for example medicine, biology and technology, are offered.
After having completed the course you have:
- been given insight into the use of mathematics, statistics and computing tools to solve problems under supervision;
- been trained in analysing problems;
- learned to structure and write a report, which is written by using LaTeX;
- been trained in communicating the results.
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
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
The course presuppose at least one of the there following courses:
- STK2100 – Machine learning and statistical methods for prediction and classification
- STK2120 – Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 2 (discontinued)
- STK2130 – Modelling by Stochastic Processes
Recommended previous knowledge
STK1100 – Probability and statistical modelling
STK1110 – Statistical methods and data analysis
MAT1100 – Calculus
MAT1110 – Calculus and linear algebra
MAT1120 – Linear algebra
MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and computations / MAT-IN1105 – Programming, Modelling and Computations / MAT-INF1100L – Programming, Modelling and Computations (continued),
IN1900 – Introduction to Programming with Scientific Applications / INF1100 – Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued) / IN1000 – Introduction to Object-oriented Programming / INF1000 – Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued)
IN1910 – Programming with Scientific Applications / INF1010 – Object oriented programming (continued).
- 6 credits overlap with MAT2000 – Project Work in Mathematics
- 6 credits overlap with MEK3200 – Project Work in Mechanics
- 10 credits overlap with STK-MAT2010 – Prosjekt i finans, forsikring og risiko (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with STK2010 – Project in data analysis (discontinued)
*The information about overlaps for discontinued courses may not be complete. If you have questions, please contact the Department.
During the first few weeks you will be given a brief introduction to the use of LaTeX, library and online resources and potential projects/supervisors will be presented. A mandatory assignment will also be given during the first few weeks.
The course coordinator will assign projects/supervisors by taking into consideration the submitted wishes from the students.
For most of the semester the students will have to work independently, under the supervision of a supervisor.
Within a given deadline at the end of the semester, the students will have to submit a project paper, followed by an oral presentation and hearing.
The first lecture is compulsory.
Submission of the project paper and an oral presentation.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.