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MĂ„LARDaLEN UNIVERSITY

course catalogue for exchange students

2014 2015

ECTS

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Table of Contents Welcome to M채lardalen University

Presentation of our four schools

The ECTS System What is ECTS? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Course Catalogue for Exchange Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Diploma Supplement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Degrees Awarded at M채lardalen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST) School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK) School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV) School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT)

Courses at m채lardalen University autumn Semester Study Period 1 and 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Application and Admission Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Language of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Learning Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courses in Swedish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Introduction Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Swedish Academic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Spring Semester Study Period 3 and 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Student Services Student Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . International Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Student Union Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copying Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Students with Special Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Planning Your Stay Accommodation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Residence Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Travel Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Currency and Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Work in Sweden as a Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Useful Internet Addresses: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Welcome to Mälardalen University Dear colleagues and students: This Course Catalogue for Exchange Students has been compiled in order to facilitate exchange students’ stay at Mälardalen University. It consists of three major parts: general information, a presentation of our four Schools, and a short description of courses given in English at our university. For more information please go to:

www.mdh.se/utbildning/exchange-students

Diploma Supplement The purpose of the Diploma Supplement, DS, is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the transparency and professional recognition of students’ academic achievement. Every student who completes a degree programme at Mälardalen University will automatically receive a DS together with the Degree Certificate. Both are free of charge. Mälardalen University has been awarded the DS Label by the European Commission. The label is an official recognition of the correct and proper use of the DS.

Degrees Awarded at Mälardalen University Higher Education Diploma

120 ECTS credits

Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science

180 ECTS credits

Mälardalen University

Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education

210 ECTS credits

Mälardalen University is a medium-sized regional university. It has two campuses: one in the city of Västerås, located on the north side of Lake Mälaren, and the other one in the city of Eskilstuna, on the south side of the lake, about 40 km apart. Both cities are situated in the very heart of Sweden, about 100 km to the west of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing

180 ECTS credits

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits)

60 ECTS credits

The campuses feature some of the most modern university buildings in Sweden, centrally situated with well-equipped classrooms, plenty of computers for students, libraries, and laboratories.

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)

120 ECTS credits

The University has some 12,000 students and offers approximately 55 study programmes, both at Master’s and Bachelor’s levels. Moreover, the university offers 9 Master’s programmes and 2 Bachelor’s programmes which are entirely taught in English. The University offers about 1300 courses in around 43 disciplines, including 150 courses taught in English. The subjects taught at the university range from engineering and the natural, social and behavioural sciences, to the humanities and the caring sciences. The university is organised into four Schools: • School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST) • School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK)

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

180 ECTS credits

Degree of Master of Arts in Education

240-330 ECTS credits

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

90 ECTS credits

Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing

60-75 ECTS credits

Degree of Licentiate

120 ECTS credits

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

240 ECTS credits

Application and Admission Academic Calendar

• School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV) • School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) The Schools have the academic responsibility for all international students. You are welcome to contact the international coordinators, you may find contact information on the information page of the Schools in this catalogue. The International Committee of the Student Union organises mentors and international buddies, as well as social activities for all students.

At Mälardalen University, the academic year consists of three semesters, the autumn, the spring and the summer semester. Only the autumn and the spring semesters are however relevant to Erasmus exchange students. Each of these two semesters is divided into two study periods. Autumn semester: September 1, 2014 - January 18, 2015 Spring semester: January 19, 2015 - June 7, 2015

The ECTS System

There is no official break between the autumn and the spring semesters, but normally some days around Christmas and New Year’s Eve are lecture-free. However, it is possible for group work and papers or essays to be assigned over this period.

What is ECTS?

Application

ECTS, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, was developed by the European Commission in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements, and transferring them from one institution to another. The ECTS system is also a part of the Bologna process. This means that ECTS credits are now used for an accumulative purpose (the system makes it easier for students to gather all their learning achievements from different institutions in one easily interpretable document), and some countries have also accepted the ECTS grading scale as their own. The ECTS system is based on the principle of mutual trust and confidence between the participating institutions of higher education.

Mälardalen University has an online application form for exchange students. To make an application, please follow the steps below

Credits

3. Get your application signed and stamped by your University.

Credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the study workload required to complete them. They reflect the amount of work each course requires in relation to the total amount of work required to complete a full year of academic study at the higher education level, including lectures, seminars, independent studies – in the library or at home – as well as examinations or other assessment methods. Credits thus represent a relative rather than absolute measure of student workload. In the ECTS system, 60 credits are equivalent to full-time study for one academic year, so 30 credits are equivalent to one semester’s worth of full-time study.

4. P  lease send the application and the attached documents by email to the Admissions Office at Mälardalen University. Email address ant@mdh.se. Please note that all documents must be in English.

The Course Catalogue for Exchange Students The Course Catalogue for Exchange Students is available online at:

A paper copy of the Course Catalogue can be requested by contacting:

Johanna Forsström Division of Communications and External Relations Telephone: +46 (0)21 10 15 87

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-T  ranscripts of completed courses and grades for each semester, including registration for ongoing courses. - Learning agreement - Passport photo - CV

The online application form will be available in due time at the following web address: https://mdh.moveonnet.eu/moveonline/incoming/welcome.php

Application Deadline Last day to apply is 15 May for the autumn semester (the admission round opens on 2 April) and 15 October for the spring semester (the admission round opens on 2 September). For more information on the application please see the link above.

Although the official language of the University is Swedish, we have many courses, several Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate programmes taught entirely in English. Exchange students are required to have a good knowledge of English in order to be able to pursue their studies successfully. Please note that there is no formal requirement for Erasmus exchange students regarding proficiency in English; however, for you to successfully study courses abroad, the level of your English proficiency should correspond to at least TOEFL (iBT) 72 and TWE score 17, or the equivalent.

E-mail: johanna.forsstrom@mdh.se

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2. Print the application and attach to it

Language of Study

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Learning Agreement A Learning Agreement is an agreement between you the student, your home university, and your host university, in which all parties agree upon the choice of courses that you will take during your semester/year abroad. Complete the Learning Agreement form with the courses you would like to take during your study period at Mälardalen University. Please note that the full-time workload per semester is 30 ECTS credits. Before sending off the Learning Agreement, make sure that it is signed by your Departmental Student Exchange or ECTS Coordinator, as well as by you. If your host School at Mälardalen University has questions regarding your course selection, either the International Coordinator at the School or a study advisor will get in contact with you or with the coordinator at your home university. If you think that you fulfil the conditions required for you to be admitted to a certain course, but your Transcript of Records does not show this, please enclose a letter with your application in which you explain how your knowledge fits the requirements. During the Introduction Days at Mälardalen University, you will meet the International Coordinator or the Study Advisor at your host School to discuss the details concerning your Learning Agreement. When everything is settled, your International Coordinator will sign the Learning Agreement.

Courses in Swedish In addition to the ordinary study programme that you choose to follow at Mälardalen University, you can also take introductory courses in Swedish called “Swedish for Foreign Students”. The University offers three courses at different levels. When you arrive at the University, you will be placed on either level I or level II, depending on your language background. When you have finished the first course, you can move on to the next level in the subsequent semester. The courses are free of charge, start early in each semester, and are taught late afternoons. They will thus not collide with your ordinary lectures as long as they are given in the daytime. The courses are 10 weeks long, taught at a part-time basis, and worth 7.5 ECTS credits each. You will obtain the credits if you pass the examination. If you intend to participate in a “Swedish for Foreign Students” course, please make sure that you tick this option in the online application and/or list the course in your Learning Agreement along with your other choices. Otherwise you may not be able to join that course.

Registration

and students are expected to participate in discussions. The paper normally carries some of the credits awarded for the course. The relationship between teachers and students at Swedish universities may seem informal to foreign students. Teachers and students usually call each other by the given (first) name, and you are encouraged to ask questions or make comments both in the classroom and outside of it. Course Literature

Be prepared to buy your own books. Books are considered quite expensive in Sweden. Sometimes students sell their used books at reduced prices. The Student Union has a website where used books are sold. Examination

A course can be examined in various ways. The combination of a written and an oral examination, as well as the presentation of a paper, is very common. Typically, group papers are discussed in seminars towards the end of the course, and a written examination takes place at the very end of each course. In some courses, so-called continuous assessment is used and based on attendance and participation at seminars throughout the course. Traditionally, three grades are awarded at Swedish universities: pass with distinction (VG), pass (G), and fail (U). You can also get the grades 5, 4, 3, or fail in some courses, where 5 is the top grade. Certain projects or lab sessions/exercises will only be marked with a pass (G) or a fail (U). A student who fails the examination is entitled to take the examination again, on certain scheduled occasions, until it has been passed. A student who only stays for a limited time can count on one more chance to take the examination later in the same semester. For further information, please visit our website. To simplify credit transfer upon return to the home university, exchange students will receive grades for all completed courses according to the ECTS system. Transcript of Records

The Transcript of Records provides the history of a student’s academic achievements. Mälardalen University provides every student with an official Transcript of Records for courses and modules that the student has attended. The transcript includes ECTS credits and grades (if applicable). As an exchange student you may ask for your Transcript of Records at the Student Centre at the university. A Transcript of Records with ECTS credits and grades is a recognised official document. You will get more information on this issue during the Introduction Day.

Through the Learning Agreement, you will be registered as a student at the University. You also need to be registered for each course individually. This is done at the School where you are going to study. You will receive more information about registration during the Introduction Days.

Student Services

Introduction Days

Student Union membership is not compulsory for students at Swedish universities. The Student Union represents the students’ interests as regards their education and social conditions. There are student representatives in all the decision-making bodies at the University.

In the week before the start of each semester, or right at the beginning of it, there are mandatory Introduction Days for new international students. In the Letter of Acceptance you will receive information about the Introduction Days. Before your arrival, you will receive an Arrival Form, asking for information about the day of your arrival. The information is important for us when preparing to welcome you to our university.

The Swedish Academic System Course schedule

The Schools at Mälardalen University have different ways of scheduling their courses. Some offer one course at a time (7.5 credits over a period of 5 weeks or 15 credits over 10 weeks); these courses are full-time courses, i.e. are expected to require 100 percent of your study time while they last. Other Schools give two courses in parallel as part-time courses (two 7.5–credit courses in 10 weeks, or two 15–credit courses in 20 weeks); these courses are half-time courses, i.e. each of them is expected to require 50 percent of your study time. You will also find cases where all courses are taught in parallel during the whole semester, e.g. four 7.5--credit courses given in parallel over 20 weeks, which means that the courses are taught at 25% speed (i.e. the pace of study is 25% for each of them). There may also be other combinations. For further information on the system, contact the International Coordinator at the School you are interested in. Teaching methods

Teaching and learning can take place in various forms, such as lectures, seminars, group work, and independent study. Lectures may be given to both small (20-30 students) and large groups, and students are generally encouraged to ask questions in both cases. Attendance at lectures is always recommended and sometimes mandatory. Students in Sweden are expected to put a great deal of individual work into their studies. In contrast to studies in many other countries, the assigned reading materials are studied quite thoroughly, and to pass the examination it will not be enough to take notes during lectures, although this is also important. In many courses, you will need to present a paper, often prepared together with one or two fellow students, at a seminar. At seminars, attendance is always compulsory,

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Student Union

At Mälardalen University, the fee for Student Union membership is approximately SEK 200 per semester for exchange students. This entitles you to a number of discounts on various services: train travel and domestic flights, as well as shops, sports facilities, opticians, hairdressers, etc in both Västerås and Eskilstuna. During the academic year, the local Student Union in both cities organises various kinds of social activities, e.g. pubs, discos, and dinners, especially at the Student Union Building (Kårhuset). You can also get involved in the various divisions of the Student Union or work at Kårhuset. Among other things, this is a good way to get in touch with Swedish students. For more information, have a look at: www.karen.nu/international

International Committee The International Committee (IC) of the Student Union will organise your contacts with student mentors and international buddies, so-called “fadder”. Your fadder will help you find your way around and do his/her best to get you settled. You will meet the people from the IC during the Introduction Days and get further information on the activities they organise. If you want to get in contact with the IC in Västerås, please e-mail: international@mds.mdh.se For more information, have a look at: www.karen.nu/international/internationalcommittee/

The Student Union Sports Association VSIF and ELSA, the local Student Union Sports Associations in Västerås and Eskilstuna respectively, organise various kinds of sport activities at fixed times every week. By paying a small fee, you become a member, and throughout the semester you can participate in all the activities you want, e.g. basketball, football (soccer), volleyball, climbing, weightlifting, and floorball. VSIF and ELSA also arrange for members to participate in annual sports tournaments with other students from all over the country. For more information: www.mdh.se/student/nystudent/2.1696/student-sports

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Computer Services

Travel Information

Each School at the university has its own computer facilities with Internet access for its students. Be prepared to show your ID card to the security guards if you stay in the computer rooms in the evening or at weekends. Check with your School for detailed rules. You will get your own e-mail address with the University’s domain.

By plane

Copying Machines You can make your own photocopies in photocopy rooms at both the Eskilstuna campus and the Västerås campus. Your university ID card contains a chip, which is readable by photocopy machines at the University. You can fill your account with credits by buying photocopy units at the Student Centre. You can refill the card according to your needs.

Library You can borrow books free of charge by using the university ID card. You will find all course books here, though sometimes only as reference literature to be read in the library. There are also a number of international periodicals and free access to different types of databases. During the Introduction Days, you will get information on how to use the library.

There are some direct flights to Västerås Airport. From the airport, you can either take a bus to the Central Station and then a bus or taxi to the campus in Västerås or take a taxi all the way. If your destination is Campus Eskilstuna, continue by train from Västerås Central Station to Eskilstuna. Trains usually leave every hour, though less often in the evening and during weekends. You can also choose to fly to Stockholm Arlanda (Stockholm International Airport). From Arlanda, the best way to travel to Västerås is by airport bus. It currently stops at bus stop 16 right outside the arrival hall of Terminal 5. It runs fairly frequently on weekdays, but not so often during weekends and on holidays. The bus ride takes 1.5 hours and takes you to Västerås Central Station. You can also take an airport bus or train to Stockholm Central Station. You can proceed from Stockholm Central Station to Västerås by train, a journey that takes about one hour. If your destination is Eskilstuna you can take either the airport bus or the train (see above) to Stockholm Central Station, from where you continue by train. The train journey from Stockholm to Eskilstuna takes one hour.

Disabled students have their own contact persons at the University:

If you arrive at Skavsta Airport with Ryanair, you have the following options: If you are going to Västerås, take the airport bus to the Central Station in Stockholm and then change to a train to Västerås. If you are going to Eskilstuna, take the bus to Södertälje Södra and then the train to Eskilstuna. Both journeys can take up to three hours.

Contact: Angela Andersson Tel. +46 (0)21 101511, E-mail: angela.andersson@mdh.se

If you come to Västerås by train or bus, you will arrive at the Central Station. The distance to the University is a little more than 1 kilometre. In Eskilstuna, the University is located some 200 meters from the Central Station.

Students with Special Needs Stefan Dahlgren Tel. +46 (0)21 10 15 53 E-mail: stefan.dahlgren@mdh.se

The University is equipped to accommodate students with different disabilities. There is special equipment for students with hearing or vision impairments. The whole University is also accessible for students in wheelchairs. For more information: https://www.mdh.se/utbildning/studentliv/funktionshindrade

For information on train schedules, please have a look at: www.sj.se The timetable for the airport bus between Arlanda and Västerås: www.swebus.com

Currency and Money

Planning Your Stay

The Swedish currency (SEK) is the Swedish krona (plural kronor). For updated information on currency conversion rates, you can check, for example:

Accommodation Mälardalen University cooperates with housing agencies in both Eskilstuna and Västerås in order to solve accommodation issues for our international students. There are several types of accommodation to choose from, depending on your preferences and how much you are willing to speed on rent.

Travellers’ cheques or money deposited in your VISA or MasterCard accounts are useful ways of bringing money with you; however, also consider having some Swedish kronor on hand when you arrive. Bring your passport and Letter of Acceptance to open an account at one of the banks of Eskilstuna or Västerås. You will get more information about this during the Introduction Days.

The accommodation alternatives may vary slightly from one year to another. On the websites of the housing agencies, you will find all the information you need regarding the available apartments and how to apply. You will find the links to the

If you want to have money transferred to your account, there is a fee involved, but you can have a commission-free cash card connected to the account free of charge. However, remember to close the account before leaving Sweden.

different agencies on our website: www.mdh.se/utbildning/exchange-students/

www.migrationsverket.se/info/149_en.html

www.forex.se/en/

services?l=en_UK Reade the instuctions carefully about what is included in your rent and the different terms that apply. Follow the instructions given by the agencies. The rent ranges between approximately SEK 12,500 and SEK 15,000 for one semester. You will be asked to transfer money in order to accept the accommodation offered to you. Part of that money is a deposit that will be used if you fail to clean your accommodation properly before you move out again. It may also be used to cover damages incurred during your period of stay. Please note that neither the housing company nor the University covers theft of or damage to your personal belongings. All such costs will have to be covered by the student.

Residence Permit EU citizens

Citizens of EU/EEU member states do not need to apply for a residence permit (uppehållstillstånd) before entering Sweden. However, if you intend to stay more than three months, you need to apply for the “right of residence” at the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) in Sweden before your initial three months have expired. The application form and information on the application process and attachments are found at the website of the Swedish Migration Board: www.migrationsverket.se/info/1231_en.html During the Introduction Days, you will get more information on submitting the on-line application form. Non-EU citizens

The following example of a realistic monthly budget will give you an idea of the cost of living in Sweden:

Accommodation 3,200 Food 2,000 Books and Fees 800 Telephone/internet 300 Local travel 300 Hobbies, Leisure 600 Other 500 Total SEK 7,700 To hold a residence permit you need to write and sign an assurance document that you have sufficient funds for your support during your stay in Sweden, EU citizens will get more information on how to apply for a residence permit during the Introduction Days.

Insurance As an exchange student, you are covered around the clock by an insurance that Mälardalen University pays for. The coverage is limited, however, and we strongly advise you to get your own personal insurance as well. You can find more information about our insurance, called StudentIN, on the following website: www.kammarkollegiet.se/insurance

Health Care

If you are not an EU/EEU citizen, you will need a residence permit and you must have it stamped into your passport before entering Sweden. For further information on how to proceed and how to apply, contact the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate. Note that it can take up to 3 months to obtain the residence permit. Further information can be found at: www.migrationsverket.se/info/start_en.html

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If you are an EU citizen, always bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or other insurance certificate to prove your eligibility for Swedish health care. You will receive more information about health services available to you during the Introduction Days, including addresses and telephone numbers.

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Work in Sweden as a Student Citizens of EU countries do not need a specific work permit, only a right of residence card if their entire stay is longer than three months. This allows you to work part-time if you are interested. As a non-EU citizen and holder of a student visa, you are allowed to work part-time, too. You should be aware, though, that it can be difficult to find a job. Any person who receives a salary in Sweden must pay preliminary tax during the year in which the income is earned. If you are on a job placement or find a parttime job, contact the Local Tax Office, Lokala Skatteverket, to find out exactly what rules apply in your case. For more information please refer to the website of the Tax Office: www.skatteverket.se/servicelankar/otherlanguages/inenglish If you are on a placement, you need to bring the following to the Local Tax Office: • Passport •L  etter from the employer saying you work on a placement (and thus do not fill an ordinary job position) •A  letter from your home university stating that you are still a student at your home institution.

Additional Information The on-line version of this Information Package and additional information about your stay at Mälardalen University can be found on the following website:

www.mdh.se/education USEFUL INTERNET ADDRESSES: Mälardalen University: www.mdh.se Mälardalen Student Union: www.mds.mdh.se Skatteverket / Local tax office: www.skatteverket.se/servicelankar/ otherlanguages/inenglish Information about Sweden: www.sweden.se www.studyinsweden.se www.universityadmissions.se City buses, Västerås: www.vl.se/Vastmanland/ City buses, Eskilstuna: www.lanstrafiken.se/

Västerås Eskilstuna

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School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST)

The School of Business, Society and Engineering is an interdisciplinary environment with education and research that range from the Social Sciences to Business and Technology. The School offers an academic setting where students, teachers and researchers have the possibility to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries to meet and take advantage of different perspectives on how to build a sustainable society for the future. GENERAL INFORMATION_____________________________ The

School of Business, Society and Engineering is one of four Schools at Mälardalen University. The School hosts education and research within a wide range of fields: social science, business administration and economics, environment and technology. The School hosts 8 study programmes at the undergraduate level, and 3 Master’s programmes. The School of Business, Society and Engineering has, for many years, aimed at increased internationalisation. The School participates in different networks for student, teacher and staff exchanges and offers a number of Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes as well as courses that are taught in English.

Bachelor’s programmes taught in English • International Business Management (3 years, 180 ECTS credits) • Analytical Finance (3 years, 180 ECTS credits, offered in cooperation with the School of Education, Culture and Communication) Master’s programmes taught in English • International Marketing (1 year, 60 ECTS credits) • Sustainable Energy Systems (2 years, 120 ECTS credits) School LOCATION________________________________ The

School is located both at the Eskilstuna and the Västerås campus.

STUDENTS AND STAFF_______________________________ The

School has approximately 2000 full-time students, 115 teachers (including professors, assistant professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, doctoral students) and 14 administrative staff.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR

SUBJECT AREAS

______________________ Pablo Camacho Sanhueza Phone: +46 21 15 17 82 E-mail: pablo.camacho.sanhueza@mdh.se

___________________________________ Business Studies (Marketing, Management, Accounting), Economics, Commercial Law, Information Systems, Statistics, History, Political Science, Energy Engineering and Building Engineering.

CURRENT RESEARCH AT THE School___________________ Future

Energy The research in Future Energy establishes an internationally competitive research environment focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and emission mitigation, and smarter optimisation and management of future energy systems, in co-production with stakeholders including industry and other organisations. The focus is on solar power and bioenergy conversion as well as integration of power production with use in buildings and all kind of industry. Three key tracks in Future Energy are: Track 1: R  enewable energy technologies provide clean, flexible, stand-alone or grid-connected energy sources. These need further scientific breakthroughs and innovative collaborations with industry to facilitate deployment and to further reduce cost. Track 2: E  nergy efficiency and emissions mitigation in electricity, industry, transport, or building and commercial services sectors are crucial for the environment and energy security. Improving energy efficiency in the whole chain of energy production, distribution, and enduse requires new scientific knowledge, standards, tools and equipment. Track 3: Smarter modelling/optimisation and management of energy systems are to provide robust tools for diagnostics, advanced control, and load management to support the best use of renewable energy and efficiency improvement while minimising emissions and wastes. Tracks 1 and 2 determine our focused areas linked to the energy business sectors. Track 3 provides new methods and supportive tools, which can be applied to Tracks 1 and 2. This research profile involves over 50 researchers , 10 of whom are professors and adjunct professors and over 15 senior researchers from industry. Industrial Economics and Organisation Research on industrial engineering and management focuses on industrial renewal and change. It is a multidisciplinary field, and the School of Business, Society and Engineering possesses relevant competence within its core areas, including management accounting, industrial marketing, international marketing, international business, business development, product development, innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial organisation, information systems, and economic aspects of software development. The group participates in the graduate research School Management and IT, which focuses on research at the intersection between business studies and informatics. An overwhelming share of our research projects are externally financed and often realised in collaboration with colleagues at other universities.

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Courses offered at the School of Business, Society and Engineering, EST

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Energy Optimisation for Buildings

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Energy Efficient Buildings

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Marketing Systems

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Introduction to Sustainable Energy Systems

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School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK) The School of Education, Culture and Communication offers subject studies in Languages, Comparative literature, Chamber Music, Mathematics and Physics, which together contribute to a School with both breadth and depth in education, culture, and communication. The School brings together the didactic competence that exists at Mälardalen University and forms the basis for the University’s teacher education.

General Information

____________________________ The School is strongly committed to the internationalisation of higher education, and we are convinced that international experiences enrich academic studies, contribute to students’ personal development, and prepare them for life in a global world. For these reasons, many of our courses address global and intercultural issues. In our courses and programmes, students from different countries have the opportunity to study together and to meet faculty with international experiences. Our Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes are closely related to the research profile of the School. A variety of courses are on offer both to students who have been admitted to one of our programmes and to anybody with the appropriate qualifications. The Scandinavian Studies Programme comprises three full-time, one-term courses at different levels that are open to students from all over the world.

School Location________________________________ The

School is located both at the Eskilstuna and the Västerås campus.

Students and Staff_______________________________ The

School has approximately 2500 students and 200 faculty and staff.

International Coordinators:_____________________

Marie Nelson Head of Internationalisation Phone: +46 21 10 14 94 E-mail: marie.nelson@mdh.se

Christina Kääriä International Coordinator Phone: +46 21 10 13 11 E-mail: christina.kaaria@mdh.se

Subject Areas___________________________________ Chamber

Music, Comparative Literature, Didactics Education, English, German, Intercultural Communication, Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, Physics, Special Education and Swedish.

Current Research at the School___________________ The

School of Education, Culture and Communication comprises a wide and inspiring range of research areas within Educational Science and Mathematics/Applied Mathematics. Educational Science is one out of six established research specialisations in the research and education strategy of Mälardalen University. The research environment Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics is part of the specialisation. The research groups at the School are characterised by close interaction with external agents. These agents may be active on the international, national and local levels and include foreign and Swedish universities, the public sector, as well as private companies. There is also a large extent of interdisciplinary cooperation with research groups at other Schools at the University. These external and internal connections are manifestations of the expansive nature of our research and the ambition to contribute to the development of the private as well as the public sectors. Research at the School is highly relevant to society at large. The research within Educational Science is divided into four research environments: Children and young people in School and in society; Mathematics, natural science and engineering including subject didactics; Language and literary studies including subject didactics; Society, interculture, leadership and evaluation. Researchers within the four environments have been successful in terms of receiving funding from VR, EU and other research sponsors such as regional cooperation partners. They contribute actively to national and international research through projects, networks and conferences. Mathematics/Applied Mathematics is a strong research environment both nationally and internationally. At the university, Mathematics/Applied Mathematics constitutes the research basis for all study programmes in the main subject of Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, especially Engineering and Economy. The environment contributes to all established research specialisations of the university through interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration. The research environment Mathematics/Applied Mathematics is divided into four groups which do research and education in the area of Mathematics and its applications: • Stochastic processes, Statistics and Financial Engineering, • Engineering Mathematics, • Algebra and Analysis with applications, • Discrete Mathematics and the modeling of behaviour and culture

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Courses offered at School of Education, Culture and Communication, UKK

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Differential Equations and Transform Methods

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School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV)

Since its start in 1995, the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare has grown into one of Sweden’s largest educators of nurses. Each year, over 280 nurses graduate from Mälardalen University. The Nursing, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Social Work and Behavior and Social Sciences Programmes all have a good reputation and our students are appreciated on the labor market. General information_____________________________ The

School of Health, Care and Social Welfare has 3,000 students and is one of four Schools at Mälardalen University (MDH), in the campus cities of Eskilstuna and Västerås. The School is responsible for education and research in health and welfare including the subjects: Caring Science with specialisation in Nursing, Public Health Science, Physiotherapy, Medical Science, Health Care Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology and Work Life Studies. We are one of Sweden’s largest educators of nurses. Every year about 280 nurses graduate from the MDH Nursing programme which, apart from the two main campuses, is given at campus Nyköping and also offered as a distance programme. Since 2011 MDH has degree-awarding powers for research programmes in the area of Health and Welfare. Apart from education at first and second cycle (undergraduate and graduate) levels, we offer various contract education courses by way of continuing development for professionals. Scholarly competence has steadily increased during the last few years, and more than half of the teaching staff has a doctoral degree. Several of the senior lecturers at the School are involved in research projects and are supervising doctoral students in their studies. Since September 2012, we have our own international and multidisciplinary doctoral programme in Health and Welfare. The School plays an important regional role as a center for Health and Social Welfare education in the Mälardalen region. The School cooperates closely with the county councils in Västmanland and Sörmland and nearby municipalities, private care providers and companies in the region. Collaboration is conducted at many levels and in different forms: for example, there are particular branch councils for each degree programme, in which teachers and researchers from the University cooperate with representatives from the region for joint planning and evaluation of the University’s education programmes. The courses and educational programmes attach great importance to personal involvement. The students are expected to search for and develop their knowledge actively and creatively, both individually and in collaboration with other students.

School location:_______________________________ The

School is located both at the Eskilstuna and the Västerås campus.

Students and staff:______________________________ The

School has approximately 2200 full-time students and 210 teachers and staff. At the moment there are twelve full professors, 74 senior lecturers, 18 of whom are docents/associate professors, and about 40 doctoral (postgraduate) students at the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare. In addition, there are several external researchers associated with the Health and Welfare area.

International Coordinators:_____________________

 illemor Fernqvist L Phone: +46 (0)21 10 16 27 E-mail: lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se

Subject areas:___________________________________ Caring

Science, Health Care Education, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Public Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology and Work Life Studies.

Current Research at the School:__________________ Health

and Welfare is one of Mälardalens University’s six prioritised research and educational areas. The focus of Health and Welfare is a field of knowledge in which research perspectives in health and social welfare meet. In this multidisciplinary field of knowledge several different professions from different subjects interact. Research targeting health and social welfare is multifaceted and carried out with the help of various scientific methods. Cooperation with surrounding society, e.g. counties, municipalities, private participants, patient organisations, as well as other educational institutions (both national and international), is considered important for this research since it often takes place with a patient, user or professional perspective in mind. Within the health and social welfare area there are five dynamic research environments. The health and welfare research area encompasses both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research fields where research is based on topics such as Caring Science, Nursing Science, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Medical Science, Health Care Education, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology and Work Life Studies. Our experience is that collaboration in the form of joint studies, doctoral students, and research applications from researchers across disciplinary boundaries enrich research and create synergies.

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School of INNOVAtion, DESIGN AND ENGInEERING (IDT) Our School educates, carries out research and constantly works in cooperation with society at large by using an inspiring blend of innovation, design and engineering. Our areas of competence include Computer Science, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Electronics, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Product and Process Development, Network Technology and Aeronautical Engineering. All these areas make it possible for us to create interesting and multidisciplinary projects where we can use all our knowledge. General Information:____________________________ IDT

conducts excellent research in Sweden in Embedded and Real-Time Systems, Robotics, and Software Engineering. We have extensive cooperation with other universities and research centres world-wide, as well as with leading international high-tech companies such as ABB, Volvo, Ericsson, and Bombardier. We have a broad experience of participating in and coordinating national and international projects. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of development; hence one of the cornerstones of IDT is close industrial cooperation, both nationally and internationally. IDT offers study programmes leading to a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Innovation, Information Design, Product Design, Production and Logistics. Our courses and programmes are conducted in close collaboration with companies and contain many innovative elements with real-life cases from the companies. Our students work in well-defined projects with our external industrial partners. They are constantly achieving significant results and win international competitions, e.g. first prize at the prestigious SCORE Contest, an international contest that is aimed at promoting software engineering in universities worldwide. The quality of our educational programmes has been acknowledged both nationally, e.g. by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, and internationally, e.g. when the Bayer Teaching Excellence Award was given to our international Master’s programmes. One of the objectives of our School is to offer education and research of a high international standard. We have about 50 international contacts and cooperation programmes with higher education institutions in some 25 countries around the world. All our students have the possibility to study part of their programme abroad. Our School offers more than 50 courses taught in English to international students, and four international Master’s programmes of one or two years’ duration, with the possibility of a double degree. All the programmes are taught in English and students come from all around the world.

School Location:_______________________________ The

School is located both at the Eskilstuna and the Västerås campus.

Students and Staff:______________________________ The

School has approximately 1300 full-time students from Sweden and abroad. The students are represented on all the important boards at the School and the students’ own associations are seen as important cooperative partners. The School has around 200 employees. Our faculty represent excellence in research and professional competence. The members of our staff have a broad background. Most of our teachers are also active researchers. In 2013, three of our professors were awarded prestigious three-year research grants from the Swedish Research Council. Furthermore, many of our teachers and researchers have work experience from running their own companies or from having worked in large multinational companies.

International Coordinator:

______________________ Radu Dobrin Phone: +46 21 10 73 56 E-mail: radu.dobrin@mdh.se

Subject Areas:___________________________________ Innovation

Technology, Product and Process Development, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics, Aeronautical Engineering, Business Studies and Information Design.

Current Research at the School:__________________ IDT

is the most research-intensive School at Mälardalen University. Our School has an internationally proven record of excellence in conducting high-quality research and a very productive graduate training programme. All research is carried out in projects with specific goals with respect to achievements, publications, collaborations, and prototype tools. A project typically has elements of both basic and applied research. Research at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering is organised in three research profiles: Innovation and Product Realisation (IPR) – IPR is a multidisciplinary research unit, with a unique combination of research on art and design, engineering, and innovation/entrepreneurship. The research is united in a common focus on Design Science and by the shared Centre for Product Realisation, which is hosting a variety of multidisciplinary projects and cooperation with industry and society. The main objectives of the centre are to support the companies and other actors in their development of the next generations’ products and services and to provide the prerequisites for innovation, competitiveness and growth in our society.

Intelligent Sensor Systems (ISS) – ISS is a research unit with research in Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, and Wireless Communication. ISS research covers various aspects of all these areas, and – what is more important – attempts to bridge the gaps between disciplines to provide novel and effective solutions to real problems. The focus is on applied research on mobile and wireless sensor systems within the two application areas, health care and industrial systems. Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC) – MRTC is a national leader in Embedded Systems research. Research at MRTC has its main focus on Embedded Software. The mission of MRTC is to provide research excellence that enables industry to take advantage of the opportunity provided by software in products and production systems. MRTC conducts research in computer science, computer engineering, software development and some electronics, with a shared focus on industrial applications such as automation, vehicle systems, and telecommunications. MRTC is active in several EU projects, co-coordinating some of them.

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Content Building Technology

Energy Efficient Buildings Energy Optimization for Buildings

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Business Administration

Contemporary Issues in Marketing Cost and Management Accounting I Cost and Management Accounting II Financial Accounting I Global and Local Marketing Strategies International Marketing Intermediate Financial Accounting Introduction to Management and Research Methods Managing the Multinational Enterprise Marketing and IT Marketing Basics Marketing Issues in an International Context Marketing Systems Nordic Perspectives on Marketing and Management Organisation Basics Service Management Strategic Marketing Management The Internationalisation Process of Companies

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Caring Science with specialization in Nursing Community Health Nursing Practicum Conceptual Base of Nursing Older Adults Methodology and Concepts in Caring Science/Nursing Scandinavian Welfare System and Health Organisation Thesis in Caring Science Transcultural Perspectives in Health, Care and Welfare

Computer Science

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Advanced Component-Based Software Engineering 40 Applied Artificial Intelligence 40 Artificial Intelligence 40 Component Technologies 26 Computer Architecture 26 Computer Graphics 41 Computer Graphics: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms 41 Computer Networks I, distance course 26, 41 Computer Networks II, distance course 26, 41 Distributed Software Development 26 Distributed Systems 41 Embedded systems I 26 Embedded systems II 26 Formal Languages, Automata and Theory of Computation 27 Game Design and Software Engineering 27 Industrial Robotics 27 Industrial System Development 27 Intelligent Systems 41 Learning Systems 41 Model-Driven Engineering 41 Parallell Systems 27 Programming 27 Project in Advanced Embedded Systems 27 Project in Embedded Systems 27 Project in intelligent embedded systems 41 Real-Time Systems I, distance course 42 Research Methods in the Natural Sciences and Engineering 27 Safety Critical Systems Engineering 28 Software Development for Real-Time Systems 42 Software Engineering 1: Basic Course 28 Software Engineering 2: Project teamwork 28 Software Engineering 3: Software Architecture and Processes 42 Software Verification and Validation 28

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Economics

Econometrics 23 Environmental Economics 37 Finance 23 International Economics 37 Intermediate Microeconomics 23 Labour Economics 24 Macroeconomics 37 Microeconomics 38

Electronics

Biomedical Engineering Control Theory Mobile Robotics Project course in electronics Project in electronics Sensor Technique

Energy Technology

Introduction to sustainable energy systems International energy systems Process modelling Process optimization Process simulation Sustainable Energy Systems - Advanced studies Sustainable Energy Systems - Project

English

Corpus Linguistics English 1 English 2 English 2 Language in Context English 2, Linguistics 2 English 2, Literature 2 English 3 English 3, American Literature and Eco-criticism English 3, Essay in English Studies English 3, Social and Regional Variation English 4 English 4, Advanced Essay in English Studies English 4, Narrative and theory English for Academic Purposes 1 English for Academic Purposes 2 English for Business Purposes Technical English 1

Environmental Science

Business Strategies for Sustainable Development

German

German, Beginners' Course (Level 1) German, Preparatory Course (Level 2)

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Mathematics

Abstract Algebra 28 Actuarial Mathematics 42 Analytical Finance I 28 Analytical Finance II 28 Analytical Finance with MATLAB 28 Applied Algebraic Structures 29 Applied Mathematics 29 Applied Matrix Analysis 29 Calculus II 29 Calculus III 42 Differential Equations and Transform Methods 42 Differential Equations in Finance 29 Discrete Mathematics 29 Foundations of Real Analysis 29 Graph Theory, Networks and applications 29 Introduction to Financial Mathematics 42 Java in Analytical Finance 30 Linear Algebra 30 Mathematical Logic for Computer Science 30 Mathematical Statistics and Financial Software 42 Mathematics of Internet 43 Methods of Statistical Inference 43 Numerical Methods with MATLAB 30 Operations Research 43 Optimization 30 Portfolio Theory I 30 Portfolio Theory II 43 Probability 30 Probability Theory and Statistical Inference 30 Quantum Computing and Information 31 Simulation 43 Stochastic Processes 31 Time Series Analysis 43 Wavelets 43 Vector Algebra 31

Mechanical Engineering

Applied Operations Research and Logistics Competitive Production Systems Industrial Excellence Integrated Product and Process Development Production and Logistics Planning Production-, Maintenance- and Quality Management Project Management Supply Chain Management

Information design

3D-Modeling - Basic Skills Project course in co-creation from a Human Centered Design perspective

Other Subjects within Technology

Foresight and Scenario Design Innovation Techniques in Innovation and Design Professional Ethics

Psychology

Management, Teams and Organisations in Health and Social Welfare Scientific Methods I

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Physiotherapy

Evidence Based Practice and Evaluation

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Public Health Science

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Thesis in Public Health Sciences

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Social Work

Human Rights, Welfare Systems, Family Policy and Practice in an International Comparative Perspective

Statistics

Statistics for Business

Swedish Language

Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society Scandinavian Studies 2: Language and Culture Scandinavian Studies 3: Language, History and Literature Swedish for Foreign Students, level I Swedish for Foreign Students, level II Swedish for Foreign Students, level III

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Innovation and Creativity Management 44 Trendspotting 45

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Building Technology 22 Business Administration 22 Economics 23 Electronics 24 Energy Technology 24 English 25 Environmental Science 25 German 25 Computer Science 26 Mathematics 28 Mechanical Engineering 31 Information design 32 Caring Science with specialization in Nursing 32 Other Subjects within Technology 32 Psychology 33 Public Health Science 33 Statistics 33 Swedish/Nordic Languages 33

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Building Technology Energy Efficient Buildings BTA400 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in the Technical or Natural Sciences areas with at least 45 ECTS credits in Building Engineering and/or Energy Engineering. Course content: Energy is normally regarded as environmental aspect number one for buildings. This course is on advanced level and it aims at a sound knowledge contributing to buildings that are both energy efficient and healthy. You will learn how to perform calculations of the energy balance month by month, so that after the course you have a good basis for working with computer calculations. Three different group projects covers 1) Energy calculations, 2) Indoor climate and 3) An indepth study regarding energy. Students are authors of a part of the literature, as the reports from group project 3) made by students are included in the course literature. Lessons include lectures, supervision, seminar and presentations by students. The course is based on both knowledge and experience that you have achieved from three years of studies on basic level, and a good basic knowledge about building technology and building services engineering is important. Contact person: Robert Öman, robert.oman@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Business Administration Cost and Management Accounting I EFO022 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: The course aims at giving the student basic knowledge of theories and concepts used in Cost and Management Accounting. The course includes - How costs should be accumulated for inventory valuation and profit measurement - Principles and methods for measuring relevant costs and revenues for decisionmaking (i.e. cost-volume-profit analysis) - Information for planning and control (i.e. the budgeting process) Contact person: Per Janze, per.janze@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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EFO021 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: The course will present the basic knowledge of how to handle the accounting process. You will learn the day to day practical accounting skills as well as the knowledge of how to create different financial reports. Since these reports will form the basis for the financial decisions of the business the importance of the accountant information is clear. You will be able to provide this crucial information helping the business to make well-founded and informed decisions. We will also look at the general rules on how to write reports that will contain the information needed in a form that the readers will understand. To help you grasp the new ideas we will use the classroom for the basic discussions. This creates a natural arena for the learning process. To aid the learning process the knowledge will be introduced in a logical order. To further deepen the understanding the course offers a number of exercise sessions where the ideas discussed are connected to solving related practical tasks.The ability to understand the financial reality of a business arena will help you in your career. This is useful in the role of the accountant or later on in your career as a project manager or CEO where you will have a financial responsibility. To combine your accounting knowledge with any other professional knowledge will increase the possibility for you to reach higher responsibilities within an organisation. Contact person: Jonas Truedsson, jonas.truedsson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

Global and Local Marketing Strategies EFO216 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 ECTS credits in Business Administration, Social Sciences or Technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 ECTS credits with gradual progression, at least 75 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Code:

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International Marketing EFO253 15 Start period: 2 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business 60 ECTS credits with gradual progression, at least 45 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: The course gives an international perspective on management and marketing where we discuss and analyse the international environment of international enterprises. Our focus in the discussions is on the differences in the environment in different countries, different international marketing strategies and the implications for management of different international marketing strategies. We study models to solve marketing problems in an international environment. The course is also about critically applying the collected information from different learning activities that relates to the practical skills you need as a marketer in different international contexts. One important part is to provide skills in analysing scientific articles and also to increase the ability to perform presentations in oral and in writing. An important element is the practice of communicative abilities and letting the student develop the ability to connect theories and models with practical tasks for his/her future working career. The tasks will be based on case studies where different companies' marketing strategies are explored and analysed thoroughly. By creating "own" companies, the students build their own cases and presents them to each other in smaller groups. There are also seminars in which theories are discussed thoroughly, and finally written assignments and examination to test both knowledge and writing. Contact person: Cecilia Lindh, cecilia.lindh@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Financial Accounting I

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Course content: The purpose of this course is to give the student a global and local view on marketing strategies and how companies implement marketing in a global strategy; manage global and local marketing strategy; organise international operations; marketing a multinational company; use strategy to compete on the global and local market. During the course we cover: -A  broad view of the international company and its domestic and foreign environment. - Marketing in a global strategy. - Managing global and local marketing strategies. - Organising international operations. - Marketing of a multinational company. - Competition and strategy on the local market. Contact person: Sikander Khan, sikander.khan@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

EFO249 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 ECTS credits in Business Administration, Social Sciences or Technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 ECTS credits with gradual progression, at least 75 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: The course will provide you with an overview and application of management, leadership as well as marketing theory. You will also develop and practice knowledge and skills for conducting research based on scientific principles both inductively and deductively. Literature reviews are essential in academic work. Furthermore there are practical tasks to work with software to analyse business and markets, practice into business processes. You will moreover develop your skills concerning oral presentations, writing memoranda and papers, critical and analytical thinking, information search and working in teams. The management theory "jungle" is in essence organised into four perspectives 1. T  he Structural Frame, where structure is attuned to tasks, technology and the environment 2. T  he Human Resources Frame, regarding human needs, recruiting and keeping the best employees, etc. 3. The Political Frame, concerning power and the management of coalitions 4. T  he Symbolic Frame, concerning culture including brands. An underlying assumption of this course is that students learn best and retain the most through active participation in positive learning processes. Therefore, classroom sessions will consist of a mixture of lectures and discussions. The purpose of the lectures is to introduce you to the key ideas in management theory and research methods. In seminars students are active and can also manage the meeting preparations, execution and follow-up. By working in teams you train to divide and coordinate tasks in management perspective. Practical tasks help students understand theoretical concepts. The main task of the faculty is to support the student teams and each student individually. It is not a matter of detailed command; students are expected to be autonomous in the context of the course syllabus, learning outcomes, etc.In the career for the target group of the course, course participants typically Code:

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autumn Semester Study Period 1 and 2 come into contact or work with management and research projects. This course provides knowledge, skills and methods for you professional career. Some course participants have previous management and/or research experience to enrich the course. Contact person: Michael le Duc, michael.le.duc@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

Marketing Basics FOA130 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: The course will provide knowledge about theories, models and concepts within Marketing. We will also try to give insights in essential concepts in marketing such as: Marketing mix, promotion mix, segmentation, customer satisfaction, differentiation, positioning, value, strategies in different stages in the product life cycle, strategies for products and brands, characteristics of services, industrial products, pricing, distribution, promotional activities etc. Contact person: Ingemar Haglund, ingemar.haglund@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Marketing Issues in an International Context EFO215 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 ECTS credits in Business Administration, Social Sciences or Technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 ECTS credits with gradual progression, at least 75 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: The purpose of this course is to give the student an overview of the international environment(s) a company operates in and provide tools for handling marketing issues a company might face in an international context. Topics covered are: An international and cultural perspective on management and marketing: Discuss and analyse the legal and political international environment; the economic environment; the cultural and technological environment; government and business; means of internationalisation, and; building models to solve marketing problems in an international context. Contact person: Eva Maaninen-Olsson, eva.maaninen-olsson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

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Organisation Basics EFO523 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: In this course you will learn: How managers attempt to increase organisational effectiveness; How to apply organisational theories and models in connection to different business situations; How to analyse different organisational matters based on written cases about well-known companies. The course is divided into two parts: 1: C  ourse literature (main part), lectures, where organisational theories and models and practical examples will be presented. 2: C  ase study. Written group work, where you and your group members analyse selected organisational matters based on a written case. Course outcomes: Knowledge of how the changing environment affects the way managers design and change organisational structure to increase organisational effectiveness is a necessity for students in Business Administration. The vocabulary and concepts of organisational theory are the same ones that management consultants, the chief operations officer, and the increasing number of managers responsible for organisational design and change use as they perform their roles and jobs - analysing and changing organisations. Contact person: Edward Gillmore, edward.gillmore@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Nordic Perspectives on Marketing and Management EFO209 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business 60 ECTS credits with gradual progression, at least 45 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: In this course you will learn: International Business Culture; How culture and communication between people from different background influence business situations; Marketing and management in the Nordic countries from a cross culture perspective; Service Management and Marketing- Differences and similarities between marketing of services and goods; The importance of service quality from a customer and an employee perspective; The management of service quality; Relationship Marketing; The growth of relationship marketing; How relationship marketing can be used as a marketing tool; How the relationships between service providers and costumers are provided; Classic Industrial Marketing in a Network Perspective; Decision processes of industrial marketing from a Network point of view; Relationship analyses as regard to various production technologies and products; How to handle and evaluate industrial relations, stability, and changes in networks; Case analysis; How to write, present, and discuss three academic case covering different marketing problems and situations seen from an industrial network perspective mainly based on the course literature and selected companies; Teaching methods: Teaching is given in the form of lectures, presentations, seminar discussions. Two individual written examinations covering the course literature (main part) and one written case analysis in part Industrial Marketing in a Network Perspective, which is a group work. Course contents: The Nordic countries have few inhabitants but many large export-oriented industrial companies. This fact has inspired many Nordic researchers in Marketing and management. The course will give you a theoretical frame for how Nordic companies act according to this content. The theoretical frame is suitable for your understanding of business markets in general, but also if you intend to continue with own research in this field and/or work with industrial marketing strategies in large multinational companies. Contact person: Ingemar Haglund, ingemar.haglund@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Economics Econometrics NAA105 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 30 ECTS credits in Economics (at least 22,5 ECTS credits finished when the course starts), 15 ECTS credits in Statistics. Course content: The course provides students with an understanding of basic methods for the statistical analysis of economic data, and with the ability to use these methods to test hypotheses about these data and to estimate parameters of economic models. Students also learn some ways to test if the methods are applicable to a specific data set, and what to do when this is not the case. Focus is on the linear regression model and more developed variants of this model. Contact person: Clas Eriksson, clas.eriksson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Finance NAA115 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Students must (i) have studied 30 ECTS credits in Economics and have passed at least 22.5 ECTS credits when the course starts or (ii) have studied 30 ECTS credits in Economics and have passed at least 15 ECTS credits when the course starts and have also passed 15 ECTS credits in Business Administration, provided that at least 7.5 ECTS credits are credits in financial and management accounting. That can be achieved by any of the courses Financial Accounting I 7,5 ECTS credits or Cost and Management Accounting I 7,5 ECTS credits. Course content: The aim of this course is to provide a complete understanding of how modern financial markets function and how various assets and derivatives are priced. It starts with classical investment rules under no risk and applies the time value of money to find optimal prices for both bonds and stocks. It then progresses to modern theory of investment by exploring the risk/return relationship, mainly through the Capital Assets Pricing Model and also the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. The optimal capital structure of the firm (stocks and bonds) and dividend policy is also explored under various tax systems. Finally, it covers modern financial instruments, such as options, futures, forwards, and duration in order to hedge various types of risk of different financial assets. Contact person: Christos Papahristodoulou, christos.papahristodoulou@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Intermediate Microeconomics NAA200 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 30 ECTS credits in Economics (at least 22,5 ECTS credits finished when the course starts). Code:

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Course content: The aim of this course is to provide students with tools and methods for microeconomic analysis. Students learn how to use mathematical methods to solve constrained and unconstrained optimisation problems, and to apply these methods to the utility maximisation of households, deriving household demand, and to firms profit maximisation and cost minimisation, deriving firms supply and cost functions. They also learn how to aggregate household and firm behaviour into market demand and supply, and to calculate prices and quantities in competitive market equilibrium as well as in other market forms such as monopoly. Consumer preferences, utility, consumer choice, consumer and market demand, firm behaviour, profits, costs, firm and market supply, determination of prices and quantities in market equilibrium, factor markets, and general equilibrium. Compared to the introductory Microeconomics course, these topics are explored in a more formal way, using mathematical analysis. In addition, a selection of other relevant topics such as inter-temporal choice, choice under uncertainty and risk, game theory, monopoly, oligopoly, welfare, and externalities may be covered. Contact person: Ask Hedberg, ask.hedberg@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

Project in electronics CEL405 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 150 ECTS credits within at least 30 ECTS credits Electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects with the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, sensor techniques, measurement techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project in electronics CEL406 7.5 Start period: 1, 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 150 ECTS credits within at least 30 ECTS credits Electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects with the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, sensor techniques, measurement techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Labour Economics NAA203 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 30 ECTS credits in Economics (at least 22,5 ECTS credits finished when the course starts). Course content: The course aims to present modern economic theory of labor markets with applications to labor market policy. Labour Economics is the study of the labour market from an economic perspective. Students learn to analyse how the interactions of the labour market agents, such as individuals, firms, organisations, and government, determines labour market participation, employment and unemployment, as well as wages and other aspects of labour contracts. Labour supply and demand is studied, with applications to labour market participation, employment and working hours. A flow perspective of the labour market is applied to the analysis of job creation and destruction, job search and the matching of workers with vacant jobs. Various theories of wage determination are studied, e.g. compensating differences, human capital, and individual and centralized wage bargaining. The determinants of unemployment are treated from the perspectives of labour market friction, as in the theory of search and matching, and of wage formation, as in the theories of unions and efficiency wages. These theories are applied to questions of labor market policy. Contact person: Johan Lindén, johan.linden@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Electronics Project course in electronics CEL307 15 Start period: 1, 2 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits within at least 15 ECTS credits electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects with the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, Sensor Techniques, Measurement Techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project course in electronics ELA001 7.5 Start period: 1, 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits within at least 15 ECTS credits Electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects with the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, sensor techniques, measurement techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Energy Technology Introduction to sustainable energy systems ERA204 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits completed courses within an engineering programme or within engineering which includes the courses Applied Thermodynamics 7,5 ECTS credits, Mechanics of Fluids 7,5 ECTS credits and Heat and Mass Transfer 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Course content: The course is designed to improve the participants' understanding on energy systems. In this course different methods of producing heat and power are discussed. Calculations on the efficiency and power output of energy processes and components as well as economical optimisation are performed. Moreover this course will introduce the students to the scientific method, to provide them with the necessary tools to properly document their work. Contact person: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Sustainable Energy Systems - Advanced studies ERA306 20 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 75% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 120 ECTS credits within an Engineering programme or within Engineering including 65 ECTS credits within Energy Engineering including the courses Heat and Power Technology 15 ECTS credits or Introduction to Sustainable Energy Systems 7,5 ECTS credits. Qualifying courses that must have been completed before taking this course are Process Simulation 7,5 ECTS credits and Process modelling 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Course content: The courses will provide a thorough knowledge of sustainable energy systems. The course will promote understanding and practical application of theories and models for analysis and design of Sustainable Energy Systems. The course consists of lectures and calculation assignments. Contact person: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Sustainable Energy Systems - Project ERA305 10 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 120 ECTS credits completed courses within an Engineering program or within Engineering including 65 ECTS credits within Energy Engineering including the courses Heat and Power Technology 15 ECTS credits or Introduction to SustainaCode:

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autumn Semester Study Period 1 and 2 ble Energy Systems 7,5 ECTS credits, Process Simulation 7,5 ECTS credits and Process Modelling 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Course content: The course consists of a project work that may be related to research activities within our department or other energy-related institutions. Contact person: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

different parts of the world, as well as the way factors such as gender and social class affect the way English is spoken. The implications of English as a global lingua franca are also addressed. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

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HEN002 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden Course content: English for Academic Purposes 1 aims at developing oral and written proficiency in English at the upper intermediate level. The course comprises lectures, seminars and individual and group exercises. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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ENA106 30 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: TOEFL (PBT) at least 575, TWE score 4.5, (iBT) at least 90, TWE score 20 or IELTS test score for academic purposes with an overall band score of 6.5 minimum and no section below 5.5. Course content: This course offers an introduction to English Studies. If you plan to continue in the subject, English 1 will give you the foundation for your future studies. If you want to include a single term of English in your degree, this course will give you a good overview of the subject, as well as the chance to improve your English language skills. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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English 3 ENA301 30 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: English 1, 30 ECTS credits, and English 2, 30 ECTS credits (of which at least 22.5 ECTS credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. Course content: This course offers continued studies within attractive and relevant areas of English Studies. The three component courses, which can change from one semester to the next, comprise one linguistics course, one literature course, and one essay course. For more information, please see the description of the component courses. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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English 3, American Literature and Eco-criticism ENA303 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: English 1, 30 ECTS credits, and English 2, 30 ECTS credits (of which at least 22.5 ECTS credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. Course content: This is an American literature course for anyone who enjoys reading good literature on his/her own. The reading list includes classics by Twain, Hawthorne, and Hurston, as well as contemporary works by Tyler, Erdrich and Eugenides. The examination is oral, except for a short essay. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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English 3, Essay in English Studies HEN301 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits in English as a major subject. Course content: The essay in English studies is to be based on an independent research project. During the course of the term you will plan, carry out, and write up, a research project, under the supervision of a member of the English studies staff and with additional information and support provided in a series of seminars. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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English 3, Social and Regional Variation ENA306 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits in English as a major subject. Course content: English is a global language, and is used in different ways around the world. This course looks at the variety in the forms of English that are used in Code:

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English for Academic Purposes 2 HEN104 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: TOEFL (PBT) at least 575, TWE score 4.5, (iBT) at least 90, TWE score 20 or IELTS test score for academic purposes with an overall band score of 6.5 minimum and no section below 5.5. Course content: English for Academic Purposes 2 aims at developing advanced proficiency in spoken and written English. The course consists of lectures, seminars and individual and group exercises. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Environmental Science Business Strategies for Sustainable Development WMX042 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits Business Administration as a major subject. Course content: The purpose is to enter deeply into theoretical perspectives, conceptions of the world, visions and ideologies in relation to sustainable development. The course will also contribute to knowledge from a strategic perspective regarding environmental and social issues and environmental policies in companies, public and non-governmental organisations at local, regional and international levels. The course presents perspectives and a theoretical framework concerning the concepts of ecological economics and business administration. How companies strategically adapt themselves and handle demands regarding environmental issues and social responsibility from other organisations in their surrounding world is analysed with organisational institutional theories. The students will in the lectures get in contact with several academic scholars active in the field of business management and sustainability. The course ends with a conference arranged by the students where they present their industry projects mixed with lectures by different actors from companies and organisations who are engaged in concrete work with environmental and social sustainability issues. Contact person: Magnus Linderström, magnus.linderstrom@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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German German, Beginners' Course (Level 1) TYA003 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: German Prerequisites: : General requirements for university studies in Sweden Course content: This course offers the opportunity to study German at the beginner's level. No previous knowledge of German is required. The course offers a general introduction to basic German grammar and vocabulary, and students develop elementary oral and written communicative skills. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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German, Preparatory Course (Level 2) TYA005 Credits: 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: German Prerequisites: German from three years of upper secondary School or German beginners’ course 15 ECTS credits. Course content: This level 2 course builds on a basic knowledge of German. acquired for example through the course "German, beginners’ level (Level 1)". It develops communicative skills by training oral and written proficiency, for example, basic phonetics, pronunciation and listening comprehension as well as text production. The course also develops a broader understanding of German grammar. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

Computer Science

Distributed Software Development

Component Technologies

CDT402 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits of higher education including at least 90 ECTS credits in the area of Computer Science where at least 7,5 ECTS credits is about Java, C++ or another object-oriented language. Course content: The course is basically a project-based course where students from two or three universities work together in a project in a distributed environment. A group of 6-8 students work together. The project work includes requirements specification, design and implementation of a software system, and the presentation of the results. The course uses a videoconference system, and other means for communication. The students learn how to cooperate in a distributed environment. Contact person: Ivica Crnkovic, ivica.crnkovic@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

CDT401 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 180 ECTS credits with at least 90 ECTS credits in computer science where theoretical knowledge and practical competence in an object-oriented programming language like C#, Java or C++ is included. Course content: The course gives an insight in the most commonly used software component technologies, such as Component Object Model, Enterprise JavaBeans, CORBA Component Model and .NET. You will train yourself to analyse, summarise, and exemplify relevant information about a given problem area. Teaching and evaluation methods include hands-on exercises, written reports with peer reviews, and a larger project. There is no written exam and participation in exercises, reports/ reviews, and the project is mandatory. Contact person: Frank Lüders, frank.luders@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the OSI reference model, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, IP networks including IP subnets, VLSM and CIDR, Ethernet, router and switch configuration, static and dynamic routing, routing protocols, switching, VLANs, VTP, InterVLAN routing, NAT, network media, network components, network terminology and traffic filtering. This can be achieved after completing the course in Computer Networks 1 in 7,5 ECTS credits (course valid from WS14). Course content: In the rapid development of both computers and networks, there is an increasing need for people with knowledge in these areas. This course will provide detailed theoretical and practical knowledge in the art of configuring and securing computer networks and creating network topologies. It will, together with Computer Networks I (distance course), prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. Content Configuration of routers and switches, hierarchical network design, depressions in various routing protocols, STP, link aggregation, VPN, network management, and various WAN technologies. Contact person: Joakim Wangborn, joakim.wangborn@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

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Embedded systems I DVA431 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 180 ECTS credits of which at least 90 ECTS credits in an Engineering subject or Computer Science, including at least one semester (30 ECTS credits) in Computer Science or Electronics that include courses in programming corresponding 15 ECTS credits. Course content: The main objective for this course is to introduce the students to Embedded Systems (ES) and what distinguishes this type of systems from traditional computer systems found in e.g., desktop computers. Issues such as environmental concerns, safety, scarce resources, real-time computing, predictability and robustness will be introduced. The course will be focused on hands-on practical issues through laborations where the student will get acquainted with an actual physical hardware platform that introduces concepts such as cross compilation, loading and starting an application. Furthermore the students will learn how to use existing tool support, e.g., real-time operating systems, debuggers and IDEs, to develop, test and run an application on that platform. Contact person: Moris Behnam, moris.behnam@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

Computer Architecture

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CDT204 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary School with science profile. Practical skills in a high level programming language and boolean algebra. Course content: A computer scientist and a computer engineer must have a good understanding of how a modern microprocessor functions to see the connection hardware - virtual machine - compiler and how it can be optimised in terms of performance, cost, and energy / environment. The course serves both as an advanced course for more advanced study and as a broad overview of the field of computer architecture. Contact person: Rikard Lindell, rikard.lindell@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Computer Networks I, distance course DVA120 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary School with science profile. Course content: In the rapid development of both computers and networks, there is an increasing need for people with knowledge in these areas. This course will provide a basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the art of configuring and securing computer networks and create simpler topologies. It will prepare you for Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certificate and if you also read Computer Networks II, distance course you will be prepared for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. ContentOSI, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, IP-net including IP subnets, Ethernet, LAN, router and switch-configuration, static and dynamic routing, routing protocols, switching, VLAN, VTP, inter VLAN routing, NAT, network media, network components, network terminology and traffic filtering. Contact person: Conny Collander, conny.collander@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Computer Networks II, distance course DVA224 7.5 Study pace: Part time 50% Location: Distance learning Code:

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DVA404 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites:Embedded systems I 7,5 ECTS credits or Real-Time Systems I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: This course extends the Embedded Systems I course, which focuses on state-of-the-practice (SOTP), with a deeper theoretical knowledge, i.e., state-of-theart (SOTA) methodology, for developing embedded systems. It starts by introducing the problems and the limitations of SOTP used today in industrial systems, and presents available theory and tool support to address those problems. Some of the advanced methods covered in this course are developed and mostly used in the academic domain, but they are expected to be used in industrial systems in a near future. The course content includes, but it is not limited to, advanced theory for distributed real-time systems, formal methods for functional and temporal verification, such as schedulability analysis, hazard analysis, fault tolerance, as well as advanced tool support for the development of complex embedded systems. Contact person: Moris Behnam, moris.behnam@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

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autumn Semester Study Period 1 and 2 DVA325 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Theoretical knowledge and practical competence in a high level programming language (for instance C, C#, C++ or Java) and the fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics or the equivalent. Course content: Formal Languages, Automata and Theory of Computation provides an insight into the theoretical foundations of artificial languages, automata and theory of computation - topics that appear in various disguises in every branch of computer science. Contact person: Gordana Dodig- Crnkovic, gordana.dodig-crnkovic@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

Game Design and Software Engineering DVA306 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits in Computer Science which must include: Interaction Design in .NET 7,5 ECTS credits, Data Structures, Algorithms and Program Development 7,5 ECTS credits, C# and Object Oriented Programming 7,5 ECTS credits, Advanced C/C++ 7,5 ECTS credits and Computer Graphics 7,5 ECTS credits. Course content: The process of experience design and software design of complex interactive software. Concept design, value and evaluation of concepts, and concepts as design of the user experience. Introduction to the mail disciplines in Software Engineering: development models, requirements management, design and implementation, quality, configuration management, development and reengineering. Contact person: Rikard Lindell, rikard.lindell@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Industrial Robotics DVA414 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Basic vector algebra 7,5 ECTS credits, Linear algebra 7,5 ECTS credits, Mechanics II 7,5 ECTS credits and Control theory 7,5 ECTS credits. Course content: The purpose of the course is to provide the required background to acquire an in-deepth understanding of the problems behind the design of an industrial robot. The course will provide analytical methods and guidelines to design and control most of the existing classes of industrial robots. Examples from the industrial field will be provided to make a direct connection with the real applications on the market. After having completed the course, the student will be able to model an industrial manipulator as a serial/parallel kinematic chain, analyse the workspace, develop the robot dynamical model, perform motion planning in the joint and operational space and simulate it in 3D environment. Contact person: Giacomo Spampinato, giacomo.spampinato@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Industrial System Development CDT417 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits Computer Science including 15 ECTS credits in Software Engineering, or the equivalent. Course content: The students perform an individual software project. The project can be of any type as long as it is formulated in agreement with the project supervisor. It can be software development or the improvement of a software, or investigation of a particular topic in software engineering. Contact person: Ivica Crnkovic, ivica.crnkovic@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Parallell Systems DVA314 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 15 ECTS credits programming (C, C#, C++ or Java), Data Structures, Algorithms and Program Development 7,5 ECTS credits and Computer Architecture 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Course content: With the emerging use of multi-core processors in today’s computers it is very important for software developers to understand and master different forms of parallelism. The course will cover different types of parallel programming Code:

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languages, parallel algorithms, and parallel hardware, and how these concepts interact with each other. Special focus will be placed on how to write parallel software which makes use of underlying parallel hardware in an efficient and scalable way. Contact person: Andreas Gustavsson, andreas.sg.gustavsson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Programming DVA117 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics C or Mathematics 3b/3c Course content: The course will provide basic knowledge of structured programming and program design in a high level language. The course includes programming techniques with basic knowledge of structured programming and the design of the C programming language. Basic language features such as data types, logical operations, selection, iteration, functions, safety calls, reference calls, recursion, fields (arrays), records (structures), strings, input and output, file management, and dynamic memory management are included in the course. The C programming language that is essential for Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Contact person: Rikard Lindell, rikard.lindell@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project in Advanced Embedded Systems DVA425 30 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 22,5 ECTS credits on advanced level in Computer Science, Electronics or Robotics, including at least 15 ECTS credits in the area of Embedded Systems, or the equivalent. Course content: This is a course offered in the last semester before the thesis work in the Master’s Programme in Intelligent Embedded Systems. You will, together with other students, design, construct, and program a complete robot or robot system. Examples from earlier years are; a running robot (Dasher), an underwater robot (Ralf II and Vasa), a robot on the moon (Roony) or a team of soccer-playing robots (Aros, Saga and Void). Contact person: Moris Behnam, moris.behnam@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project in Embedded Systems DVA408 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Embedded Systems I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: This course has the objective to apply professional project methodology on a project relevant to the field, and hence provide a deeper knowledge of embedded systems development. The work includes specification and analysis of the problem, searching for similar and related works in practices and research, providing a solution on a modeling and implementation level, and presenting the obtained results both in speech and writing. The course in performed in a project form, with a smaller group of students per project. The larger part of the course is an independent group work, guided by a supervisor appointed to each group. All projects are guaranteed to be within the field of embedded systems, but the exact content of the projects is subject to change for each year, and it will be presented to the students at the beginning of the course. Contact person: Moris Behnam, moris.behnam@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Research Methods in the Natural Sciences and Engineering CDT403 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 150 ECTS credits in the technical and/or natural sciences areas. Course content: This course introduces more advanced concepts and problems in science theory. It provides insights in the history of science. Basic concepts in research methodology for the Natural Sciences and Engineering will be introduced with a focus on research methodology for Computer Science. Students will be trained in searching for information and assesing sources critically. Furthermore skills required to write, critically review, present scientific papers, and oppose the reports of other students are included in this course. This course is an essential course for students who want to aim for a research career. Contact person: Gordana Dodig- Crnkovic, gordana.dodig-crnkovic@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

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Safety Critical Systems Engineering DVA321 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits including at least 60 ECTS credits Computer Science and 7,5 ECTS credits Software Engineering or the equivalent Course content: In this course a 'Safety Case' for an industry-related application such as for instance a break-by-wire system, will be built. A Safety Case is a requirement in many safety standards. It is a documented body of evidence that provides a convincing and valid argument that a system is adequately safe for a given application in a given environment. To enable argumentation about adequate safety as well as to document safety cases, topics such as for instance, 'dependability concepts', 'safety critical processes', 'certification', 'hazard analysis', 'FTA/FMEA', 'process-based vs. product-based arguments for safety cases argumentation', 'textual vs. graphical argumentation', 'modular and pattern-based argumentation using GSN (Goal Structuring Notation)', 'taxonomy of common fallacies in argumentation' and standards such as for instance, 'ISO 26262' will be covered. Contact person: Kristina Lundqvist, kristina.lundqvist@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

Software Engineering 1: Basic Course DVA312 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary School with science profile. Also programming skills in an object-oriented language plus further experience in programming and simple software design are required. Basic skills of solving non-trivial, open problems in pairs and small groups are also required. The programming and design skills, if acquired through university courses, correspond to courses in Programming equivalent to 15 ECTS credits (typically languages like C, C#, C++, Java) and Data Structures and Algorithms 7,5 ECTS credits plus other Computer Science courses corresponding to 15 ECTS credits with a progression. Course content: The aim of the course is to equip the students with the theoretical knowledge needed to work as a software engineer, and it explains development models and project management, requirements engineering, and what software quality means. The course also covers software architecture, design and implementation, and includes practical exercises in important graphical and textual notations, and report writing. Contact person: Jan Carlsson, jan.carlsson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Software Engineering 2: Project teamwork DVA313 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary School with science profile. Also programming skills in an object-oriented language plus further experience in programming and simple software design are required. Basic skills of solving non-trivial, open problems in pairs and small groups are also required. The programming and design skills, if acquired through university courses, correspond to courses in Programming of 15 ECTS credits (typically languages like C, C#, C++, Java) and Data Structures and Algorithms 7,5 ECTS credits, basic knowledge in Software Engineering 7,5 ECTS credits plus other Computer Science courses corresponding to 15 ECTS credits with a progression. Course content: In this course, students will work in project teams to conduct a complete Software Engineering project, which includes meeting the customer, and planning and managing the project. You will select tools and programming languages based on the project requirements. You will architect and design the system, implement and finally verify it. To succeed, you will need to divide the work within the project group and be communicative. The course also gives practical experience in documenting all these activities. Contact person: Jan Carlsson, jan.carlsson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Software Verification and Validation CDT414 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits including at least 60 ECTS credits Computer Science where at least 7,5 ECTS credits in Software Engineering are included. Course content: The focus of this course will be on software testing. A variety of test techniques will be covered along with applicability aspects as well as the bindings on software reliability modeling. The course includes Introduction to Software verificaCode:

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2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

tion and Validation, Software Testing overview and classifications, Functional (black box) testing, Structural (white box) testing, Integration testing, Mutation testing, Model-based testing and Test case generation, Software reliability modeling together with bindings on testing, Overview of testing process, testing tools and automation. The contents will reflect current research topics as well as industrial practices. Guest lectures by industrial experts will be the highlight of this course. Contact person: Sasikumar Punnekkat, sasikumar.punnekkat@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Mathematics Abstract Algebra MMA501 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas where Linear Algebra 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: Algebra is one of the fundamental branches of modern mathematics. It has its origins in the theory of numbers and geometry. The aim of the course is to find, through examples, the mathematical structures underlying concepts in number theory and geometry. These structures, groups, rings and fields, are applied in multiple contexts such as counting and enumeration problems, coding theory and combinatorial designs. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Analytical Finance I MMA707 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Probability 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: On exchanges and on the OTC (Over The Counter) markets, wide ranges of financial instruments are traded. Many instruments such as options, warrants, forwards, f utures, bonds, notes, bills, swaps etc. are valued by mathematical models or by simulations. In financial engineering, valuation models are developed, studied and used to create new types of instrument by combinations of other instruments. The course in Analytical Finance I provides the students with a broad knowledge of models and methods used in the financial industry. A major part of the course discusses mathematical and numerical models for various instruments. By the end of this course the students should have sufficient knowledge of quantitative finance to understand most of the derivative contracts traded in the equity and fixed income markets and to value them. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Analytical Finance II MMA708 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Analytical Finance I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: This course is continuation of the course Analytical Finance I. In Analytical Finance II, the students will broaden their knowledge of models and methods used in the financial industry. The major part of the course will focus on mathematical and numerical methods. By the end of this course the students should have sufficient knowledge of the use of stochastic calculus to solve financial problems. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Analytical Finance with MATLAB MAA312 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Introduction to Financial Mathematics 7,5 ECTS credits and Numerical Methods with MATLAB 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent are included. Code:

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2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

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Applied Algebraic Structures MAA601 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics including at least 30 ECTS credits in Mathematics including Applied matrix analysis or Abstract Algebra. Course content: Algebra is a mathematical area with great width and depth which is applied in many different ways in science and technology. In the course many algebraic and operator-algebraic structures, ideas, concepts, methods and computational tools will be introduced and applied in many different areas such as Robotics, Computer Vision, Life Science, Computer Science, Mechanics, Automatic Control, Physics and Optimisation. Among other things the course contains symmetry analysis, commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, operads, Lie-algebras and linear representations focusing on their applications. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Applied Mathematics MAA508 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics including at least 30 ECTS credits in Mathematics including Vector Algebra and Calculus. Course content: Many processes, phenomena, and theories can be described using input-output systems. There are many useful models in physics, finance and biology where these systems can be described using a partial differential equation. In this course several methods for solving certain popular partial differential equations, such as the heat equation and the wave equation, will be presented. Among other methods separation of variables and Laplace- and Fourier transform will be described. If a system changes over time it is often referred to as a dynamical system. Dynamical systems can be used to describe how animals interact in an ecosystem, how the heavenly bodies in our solar system move and even how certain mathematical methods work. In this course dynamical systems will be introduced together with concepts such as stability, phase portraits and chaos. Taking the course will develop your skills in calculation, reasoning, modeling and problem solving both independently and in collaboration with others through a mixture of individual and group assignments. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Calculus II MAA305 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Algebra 7,5 ECTS credits and Calculus I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: Calculus provides tools for describing different kinds of motion, including motion in business and economics. In real life, a moving quantity often depends on more than one variable. In Calculus II, we will deal with functions of several real variables. This course is devoted to the basic theory of functions of more than one variable and applications in economics and business. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Differential Equations in Finance MMA712 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Analytical Finance I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: Nowadays huge volumes of financial derivative securities are traded on the market every day. This causes a big demand for experts who know how to price financial derivative securities. In most cases, the determination of the prices of financial derivative securities may be reduced to solving partial differential equation problems. In this course, we discuss how to establish the corresponding partial differential equations and find the final and necessary boundary conditions for a specific derivative product. If possible, we derive its explicit solution and describe some properties of the solution. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Discrete Mathematics MMA122 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Analytical Finance I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: Discrete mathematics is about integers, sets, logic and creative thinking. There are applications in all fields, and in particular within computer science. In this course we cover all the important concepts. You will become a better problem solver and increase your ability to understand and present mathematical arguments. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Foundations of Real Analysis MMA503 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Calculus III, 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: The course Foundations of Real Analysis aims at consolidating and deepening the students' knowledge of mathematical analysis acquired in elementary courses, and to prepare students for higher studies in mathematics, physics and engineering. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Applied Matrix Analysis MAA704 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 120 ECTS credits in one or several of the following subjects: Engineering, Natural Science, Business Administration, or Economics, including Calculus advanced level course 7.5 ECTS credits, and Vector Algebra 7.5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Course content: The course provides broad knowledge of applications of matrices and of the essential tools of matrix analysis in various areas of engineering and the natural sciences. The basic concepts and methods of importance for further study are explained with practical examples from finance, economics, statistics, discrete mathematics and related models from energy, environment and resource optimisation, systems analysis, automatic control, computer science and information technology. In addition to training in logical and geometric thinking and the modeling and computing with matrices of particular importance for applications, the capacity for independent analysis and solution of mathematical problems and models is trained. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Graph Theory, Networks and applications MAA600 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics of which at least 30 ECTS credits Mathematics including Vector algebra and Probability or Discrete Mathematics Course content: Graphs are an important tool that can be used to represent and describe networks, algorithms, social interaction, information structures and flows of traffic, electricity and many other things. If you take the course you will become acquainted with the central concepts and methods of graph theory and in this context develop your ability to manage logic, algorithms, modeling and computation in a fruitful way. Code:

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Course content: In this course, we first consider typical applied problems of financial engineering, like charting financial data, analysing and computing cash flows, etc. Second, we show how to use MATLAB and its special toolboxes for both computation and visualisation in solving these problems. Our aim is to give you the skill to solve financial problems using modern computation and visualisation tools. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

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The course contains, among other things, simple graphs, multi-graphs, pseudographs, paths, cycles, trees, coloring of vertices and edges and matching algorithms. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

applications in economics e.g. valuation of fixed income securities, Black-Scholes model and pricing American options by binomial lattices. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Java in Analytical Finance

Optimization

MMA710 Credits: 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Introduction to Financial Mathematics 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: Talk about Java technology seems to be everywhere, but what exactly is it? Java technology is both a programming language and a platform. In this course, students learn Java programming language and write Java programs, using the Java Virtual Machine and the Java Application Programming Interface (API). Applications from Analytical Finance are essential parts throughout the course. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

MAA700 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Operations Research 7,5 ECTS credits is included as well as some course or courses the learning outcomes of which include knowledge of some programming language or of the use of MATLAB. Course content: The aim of this advanced course is to give the students insights onto basic optimisation theory and the ability to master efficient algorithms and numerical methods for solving all major classes of optimisation problems. The course contains the following themes. Linear programming (LP): brief summary of the theory and algorithms LP models such as asset/liability cash flow matching, short term financing; capital budgeting problem, Solution of nonlinear equations, Model computation of internal rate of return. Nonlinear programming: theory and algorithms for unconstrained and constrained optimisation, quadratic models, portfolio optimisation. Statistical models: Maximum likelihood estimation. Linear and nonlinear parameter estimation: theory and algorithms, models, power system analysis, volatility estimation. Practical solutions of optimisation problems in Matlab using the Optimisation Toolbox and self-implemented methods. Examples of applications: defining setting up, solving and analysing results from optimisation models from mathematical finance, statistics, power system analysis and problems related to environmental issues. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

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Linear Algebra MMA129 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Algebra for Engineering 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: All linear models of scientific, technical or economic phenomena, give rise to linear equations (either numerical or differential equations). In ancient Babylonian and Chinese texts of more than 2,000 years ago, one can find examples of such systems applied to agriculture. A method to solve such systems of equations is called Gaussian elimination, in honour of one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. Gauss used and researched the method in calculating the path of the asteroid Pallas. An important task for Linear Algebra is to give a uniform treatment to these equations. Linear Algebra is a relatively new course in undergraduate mathematics, having been introduced in the early 1960’s. The subject has since also grown in significance among other sciences, mainly due to the development of computing science. This course gives a logical and co-ordinated description of the important concepts of linear algebra. Important concepts are, for example, matrices, co-ordinates, linear mapping and the diagonalisation of matrices. Linear mapping is used in computer graphics. The diagonalisation of matrices is used, among other things, to solve dynamic problems, such as electrical circuits or construction projects. Population growth and communication networks are described through powers of matrices. Central to relativity theory is an understanding of change of basis. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Mathematical Logic for Computer Science MMA130 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Discrete Mathematics 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: The aim of course is to introduce the basic concepts of mathematical logic necessary to continue studies in Computer Science, Logic and Mathematics. The course provides practice in logical thinking as well as the independent analysis and solution of logical problems. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Numerical Methods with MATLAB MMA307 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Algebra 7,5 ECTS credits and Calculus I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: Numerical methods are used to solve mathematical problems by the help of computers. In Economics and Engineering different mathematical models are developed to analyse some problem of interest. These models are often very complex and involve a large number of variables and conditions. Different kinds of approximations can be used to solve the problems by a computer. The course focuses on some of the most important methods to solve mathematical problems with the aid of a computer. The world-wide numerical software package MATLAB is introduced and used throughout the course. In terms of course content, the course consists of an introduction to MATLAB, including basic algorithms and programming in MATLAB, and the following topics: Non-linear equations, linear systems, interpolation, numerical differentiation, differential equations and numerical integration, Code:

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Portfolio Theory I MAA314 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Methods of Statistical Inference 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: The course will present the basic issues of finance such as Capital asset pricing model (CAPM), Arbitrage pricing theory (APT) as well as survey models and methods surrounding optimal capital allocation, design of optimal financial portfolios, and risk management. These issues play a key role in modern finance. The new advanced methods such as dynamic portfolio theory, market timing, and style investing will be also discussed and illustrated by examples from financial practice. Methods of optimisation that create a methodological base for the portfolio theory will be presented and illustrated with the use of financial software programs. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Probability MMA306 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Calculus II 7,5 credits or the equivalent. Course content: Probability theory deals with models for random experiments, i.e. experiments where it is not possible to predict the outcome even if one has full control of the external circumstances. Many phenomena where random variation is involved can be described in terms of probabilities. In finance, random models are used for instance for stock prices and option prices. After having completed the course you will possess the skills required for the probabilistic modelling of real world situations. The content of the course is an important part of the theoretical base of further courses in the Analytical Finance program such as Actuarial Mathematics, Stochastic Processes and Statistical Inference. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Probability Theory and Statistical Inference MAA131 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Caculus II 7,5 credits or the equivalent. Code:

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autumn Semester Study Period 1 and 2 Course content: The course presents basic concepts and methods of probability theory and statistical inference, and provides increased skills in the application of these disciplines in science, technology and economics. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

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Stochastic Processes MMA701 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Probability 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: Stochastic processes play a key role in analytical finance and insurance, and in financial egineering. The course presents the basic models of stochastic processes such as random walks, Markov chains, Poisson processes, Brownian motions and diffusion processes, elements of stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations as well as simulation of stochastic processes. The presentation of the theory will be illustrated by many examples representing aplications in asset pricing, porfolio analysis as well as the pricing of options and other derivatives. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Vector Algebra MAA150 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Analytical Finance I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: Linear algebra is a comparatively young branch of mathematics, but one that during the 20th century has emerged as being of the utmost importance for applications in all branches of Science, Technology, and Economics, since many problems are in practice being solved by transformation into a problem of linear algebra. This course treats the basic setting of vectors and matrices of real numbers, corresponding linear equation systems and methods for solving them, the vector and matrix arithmetic operations and how to perform them, the connection between linear algebra and geometry that is the source of much of the power inherent in the subject, and finally the concepts of eigenvalue and eigenvector that are of key importance for analysing systems of several interacting variables. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Competitive Production Systems KPP202 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the field of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Innovative Production and Logistics 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Or a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Economics, Business or Science from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics including one year of working experience in the industry. Course content: The aim of the course is to provide a general understanding of the impact of competitive production and logistics in industrial operations. Participants will gain an understanding of the development of production and logistics over time and the present challenge for Swedish industry and also reflect upon challenges within the subject. Contact person: Anders Hellström, anders.hellstrom@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

Industrial Excellence KPP319 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: 30 ECTS credits credits on level 1 out of 3 at advanced level in Product and Process Development whereof at least 15 ECTS credits credits within Production and Logistics, and courses in Algebra and Calculus, and admitted to course in Simulation and Modelling at level 2 out of 3 at advanced level and participating in that course at the latest in parallel with KPP319. Course content: The course gives a deeper knowledge of the concepts of "Industrial Excellence" and "Competitive Production Systems", what they mean, how to apply knowledge and how to improve industrial processes. An improvement study of a real industrial production process is performed. Advanced production system analysis methods and discrete event simulation are used for modeling and simulation of current process and suggested improvements. Contact person: Mats Jackson, mats.jackson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Integrated Product and Process Development PPU403 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in Information Design, Innovation Technology or Product and Process Development. Course content: The course provides knowledge and understanding of the modern view of efficient process and product development based on and focusing on Lean Production and how the development is influenced by global competition and other factors. Improvement work through Lean with its development and its philosophy is to be understood. Chosen methods and tools for development e.g. Value Stream Mapping and Pareto Analysis, will be studied and practiced, including how Lean production can be communicated within an organisation. Contact person: Anders Hellström, anders.hellstrom@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Production and Logistics Planning KPP227 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in the field of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics or a Bachelor's degree in the fields of economics, business or science from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics including one year of working experience in the industry. Innovative production and logistics 7,5 ECTS credits or Business Administration 7,5 ECTS credits. Course content: Production planning. Logistics planning. Methods for aggregate planning. Material requirement planning and master production scheduling. Inventory management and inventory control models. Forecasting techniques. Capacity planning. Facility Location. Facilities layout. Line balancing. Scheduling and sequenCode:

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MAA509 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 120 ECTS credits in one or several of the following subjects: Engineering, Natural Science, Computer Science, Business Administration, or Economics, including either both Vector Algebra basic level course 7.5 ECTS credits, and Discrete Mathematics 7.5 ECTS credits, or Applied Matrix Analysis 7.5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Course content: The aim of the course is to introduce the fundamental ideas, concepts and principles used to analyse information and quantum information, algorithms and computer technologies, the main examples and fundamentals for classical and quantum information, mathematical and information theoretical ideas, models, and basic principles which underlie secure and reliable transmission of information and algorithms for classical and quantum cryptography, construction of quantum circuits as input-output systems with control and as matrix factorisations, universal and error-correcting codes on matrix form and circuit form, the most well-known quantum algorithms and their mathematical meaning including Shor's algorithm for prime integer factorisation, calculation of discrete logarithms, quantum and discrete Fourier transform, classical algorithms and quantum algorithms for computation of the quantum Fourier transform, Grover's search algorithm, the period-finding algorithm for functions and algorithms for solving hidden subgroup problem. The students are also introduced to the concept of mathematical complexity, complexity comparisons of classical and quantum algorithms, simulation of quantum circuits and quantum algorithms on classical computers, as well as an updated overview of the basic principles and new and future technologies for the current and future quantum computers. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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cing. Project management. An introduction to some quantitative techniques such as linear programming, transportation techniques, waiting line models, and simulation. An independent literature study relating to different production philosophies and/or logistics planning should be done in the form of a written project work. Contact person: Antti Salonen, antti.salonen@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Caring Science with specialization in Nursing Conceptual Base of Nursing Older Adults VAE071 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits in Caring Science/Nursing or Public Health Science or Social Work or the equivalent. Course content: The aim of the course is for the students to acquire a basic knowledge of ageing and the consequences of old people’s life situations and living conditions in the community. The course further aims for students to acquire deeper knowledge of older people’s multiple diseases, palliative care philosophy, and end-oflife care for the elderly. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Project Management KPP304 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in the field of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 15 ECTS credits Business Administration related courses,15 ECTS credits engineering science, 15 ECTS credits industrial production and/or product development, 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics or a Bachelor's degree in the fields of Economics, Business or Science from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics included one year of working experience in the industry. Course content: Project characteristics and project environment, setting goals, the project manager, risk management, management styles, establishing project plans, planning methods including bar charting, CPM and PERT, project organisation including functional, project, and matrix structures, conflict and negotiation, financing projects, project budgeting and cost estimation, expediting projects, resource loading and resource leveling, project control, project evaluation and project termination, project management applications. An independent study relating to some aspects of project management concepts and techniques should be done in the form of a written project work. Contact person: Antti Salonen, antti.salonen@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Information design

VAE104 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits in one of the subject areas Caring Sciences with a specialisation in Nursing, Nursing Science or Public Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Social Care, Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy, or the equivalent. Course content: Transcultural perspectives in Health, Care and Welfare is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on theories, models and research from a transcultural perspective. The course will also provide students with a basic knowledge of inequalities in health, care and welfare, and a deeper knowledge and awareness of cultural competence. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Credits:

KIT173 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of 3D computer design. It gives an overview of possibilities and tools, discusses areas of use and design strategies and gives a first practical encounter with 3D modeling in 3ds Max. The student must have access to a computer and 3D Studio Max. Contact person: Peter Linejung, peter.linejung@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Credits:

Project course in co-creation from a Human Centered Design perspective ITE408 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits are within Product and Process Development or Information Design or Innovation Technology. Course content: The course will focus on design as a tool for innovation based on Human Centered Design with an emphasis on theories and methods for design process and design research in co-creation with industry. The students will independently or in groups treat advanced problems and be able to search for new knowledge to solve advanced tasks and follow up on projects and/or advanced problem solving. Contact person: Yvonne Eriksson, yvonne.eriksson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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VAE107 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits in one of the subject areas Caring Sciences with a specialisation in Nursing, Nursing Science or Public Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Social Care, Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy, or the equivalent. Course content: The objective of the course is that students learn to independently plan, carry out, analyse, and present a scientific study, based on a suitable theoretical background, within a research area of the Public Health Sciences. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Other Subjects within Technology Innovation Techniques in Innovation and Design INO405 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Bachelor in Science within Information Design, Innovation Science and Management or Product and Process Development. Course content: The aim of the course is to develop knowledge about technologies for innovation processes where multiple actors collaborate and co-produce, by working in a subject-integrated, multi-disciplinary and system-orientated manner. During the course, there will be opportunities to practice some methods for reflection. There will be a theoretical part where different technologies for collaborative innovation are presented to deepen and broaden the understanding of innovation. The work is performed individually and in groups. There will be a practical part where different technologies for collaborative innovation are tested and evaluated. The work is performed individually and in groups, and documented in writing. Contact person: Bengt Köping Olsson, bengt.koping.olsson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Psychology

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Management, Teams and Organisations in Health and Social Welfare

Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society

Epidemiology and Biostatistics FHA039 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: A degree at the Bachelor's level in one of the following subject areas: Public Health Science, Nursing with a specialisation in Care, Caring Sciences, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or the equivalent. Course content: The objective of the course is for students to attain enhanced knowledge in epidemiology and related biostatistical methods. Another course objective is for students to develop their ability to analyse complex questions and be able to use the appropriate epidemiological theory and study design. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Statistics Statistics for Business EST001 15 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary School with science profile. Course content: The course will apply various statistical methods to managerial decisions, in the fields of economics, market research, marketing, financial analysis, accounting, auditing, personnel selection, government relations, information services, quality improvement of products and services, production process improvement, and research and development. Topics include populations and samples; the presentation and interpretation of data; measures of central tendency and variability; basic probability; the binomial, hyper geometric and normal distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; index numbers; simple and multiple regression and correlation; time series analyses and forecasting. Statistical software is used to extensively analyse real world economic data. Contact person: Johan Lindén, johan.linden@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

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Scandinavian Studies 3: Language, History and Literature SVA130 30 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: Previous knowledge corresponding to the courses Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society (30 ECTS credits) and Scandinavian Studies 2: Language and Culture (30 ECTS credits). Course content: The purpose of the course is to provide students with increased knowledge of, and skills in, the areas of language, historical development, culture and society in Scandinavia. The emphasis is placed on Sweden and Swedish conditions. It also comprises studies in Nordic literature from the period of modern breakthrough up to the present with an emphasis on Swedish literature. One theme within the subject area will be covered by project work. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level I SVA131 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Swedish is required for admission to the course. Course content: Swedish for beginners. The course is intended for students who, apart from their main studies, also wish to learn how to use the Swedish language in simple speaking situations and acquire some knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of the Swedish language. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level II SVA126 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to the completed beginners’ course, Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Course content: Swedish for foreign students. Continuation course. The course builds upon and develops the language skills the student has acquired in the beginners’ course. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level III SVA127 7.5 Start period: 1 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to the completed continuation course, Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 ECTS credits. Course content: Swedish for foreign students. Continuation course. The course develops the language skills the student has acquired in SVA131 and SVA126. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Public Health Science

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SVA128 30 Start period: 1 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: This course provides students with a basic knowledge of, and skills in, the Swedish language, as well as some understanding of Swedish society and culture. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

PSA309 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 2 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: A degree at the Bachelor's level in one of the following subject areas: Public Health Science, Nursing with a specialisation in Care, Caring Sciences, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or the equivalent. Course content: The objective of the course is for students to attain enhanced knowledge about steering, organisation and management in the area of health and welfare. Another course objective is for students to develop knowledge about social relations in professional teams. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Building Technology 36 Business Administration 36 Economics 37 Electronics 38 Energy Technology 39 English 39 Computer Science 40 Mathematics 42 Mechanical Engineering 43 Caring Science with specialization in Nursing 44 Innovation Technology 44 Other Subjects within Technology 45 Public Health Science 45 Social Work 45 Swedish Language 45 Physiotherapy 46

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Building Technology Energy Optimization for Buildings WBT014 15 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 90 ECTS credits completed courses within an engineering programme or within engineering including the courses Building Technology 5 ECTS credits, Building Physics 7,5 ECTS credits, Building Materials and Building Engineering 7,5 ECTS credits and Building Services Engineering 7,5 ECTS credits or equivalent courses. A qualifying course that must be completed before taking this course is Energy Efficient Building 15 credits or equivalent course. Course content: In this course calculation, analyses and parameter studies of the energy balance of buildings are made. It includes comparisons and analyses regarding energy consumption based on measurements as well as calculations. Thermal inertia and thermal indoor climate is also something that is important as well as calculations and analyses of life cycle costs and optimisation regarding costs of energy, investment, maintenance etc. You will get practice in critical evaluations, and will be able to understand and utilise results taking different limitations into account. The course also includes a comprehensive view as well as deeper studies within parts of the broad field of interaction between buildings and installations. Contact person: Robert Öman, robert.oman@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Business Administration Contemporary Issues in Marketing EFO218 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business Administration 90 ECTS credits with gradual progression, at least 75 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: The purpose of this course is to give the student an overview of contemporary issues in marketing with a focus on - but not limited to - consumer behavior and service marketing. The course requires the students to: - Discuss and analyse the concepts regarding contemporary issues in marketing based on the student's own findings. - To some extent perform business intelligence by collecting and analysing information related to the external environment of a business. - Create models to deal with marketing issues with a focus on - but not limited to consumer behavior and service marketing. Contact person: Tobias Larsson, toon.larsson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Cost and Management Accounting II EFO023 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business 30 ECTS credits, at least 22.5 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: The learning objectives of this course include an understanding of the controller function in today's organisations: i.e. what areas do you have to master in order to function as a controller in today's organisations. The learning objectives also include the ability to describe important development tendencies and current change processes in management accounting: i.e. what will be required from a controller in the future. The course should be seen as an introduction to the subject in which relevant topics in management accounting are connected to the function of management and are brought up and problemised. The course Cost and Management Accounting II you will study how the accounting manager uses cost accumulation systems for inventory valuation and profit measurement. You will also study tools for pricing, decision making, Balanced Scorecard and behavioural considerations. Contact person: Per Janze, per.janze@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Intermediate Financial Accounting FOA125 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business at basic level 30 ECTS credits, at least 22.5 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Code:

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2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

Course content: The course will develop a deeper understanding of the financial accounting process and financial reporting. During the course we will show how the values in the financial reports are derived to help the communication of a true and fair financial situation. The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are used to show the European perspective but the content can also be useful in many non-European setting that use IFRs. The course aims at enhanced understanding and knowledge of the practices of financial reporting according to the international standard. The purpose of the course is that students should acquire skills and ability to use, interpret and analyse financial reports in international business environment with a special focus on the European context. The content of the course covers central concepts, models and practices in financial accounting. The course also includes practical examples and cases in a European business context highlighting approaches to and logics of financial reporting. Contact person: Jonas Truedsson, jonas.truedsson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

Managing the Multinational Enterprise FOA203 15 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business Administration 60 ECTS credits with progression. At least 45 ECTS credits must be completed before the course starts including at least 5 ECTS credits of Management Accounting. Course content: This course gives knowledge on how companies that have become large multinational players can be managed. The literature provides different perspectives and theories on how and why companies grow internationally, as well as what obstacles and tasks have to be managed in order to keep the operations of the company going. A company that grows internationally needs to continuously adapt to its environment and that requirement inflicts on the internal structure and possibilities to organise the activities of the company effectively. To maintain control over a multinational enterprise and coordinate its activities is a great challenge for managers and employees. To prepare the students for such challenges this course provides lectures, debates, a conference and written assignments. The students get to search for scientific articles, read them, analyse and discuss them. In order to practice writing (and prepare for writing a bachelor thesis) the students write their own articles during the course and discuss each other's writing. In order to practice team work, cooperation and to develop creativity in problem solving a set of group activities are carried out. They can be in the form of quizzes, competitions, role play or debates, depending on what the students want to practice. Contact person: Cecilia Lindh, cecilia.lindh@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Marketing and IT EIK035 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business Administration 30 ECTS credits, at least 22.5 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: This course gives you an insight in how IT and computer-based information systems can be used for enhancing the marketing and business efforts of a company. The course reviews different technologies that companies and organisations use when they go online and it elaborates with theories (concepts and models) commonly used when discussing e-commerce and e-business. You will get basic knowledge about how to attract and keep customers in e-supported business, how to plan for making a company more competitive and broaden its market or segment scope by using the possibilities of the Internet. The course also presents techniques and software used interorganisational in business-to-business and analyses how these make companies more efficient as well as reviews contemporary technologies such as mobile business solutions. Besides the theory-based lectures and seminars you also create an e-marketing plan for a (fictive) company and design a prototype (in regular MS Office software) that illustrates how the company’s IT solution could be designed. To get a better understanding of what it takes for companies to be successful online the course is based upon student-driven activities. After a series of introduction lectures you will work with the material in seminars and laboratories. You will, together with other students, decide how the work will be carried out and in what area you want to focus, under the guidance of a senior lecturer. The course project means that you have to consider how customers behave and this knowledge will help you get a better understanding of how IT affects the marketing of a company. This course is useful for anyone that sees themselves in a position where he or she makes decisions about marketing, sales or purchasing - especially in a modern and IT-supported company. The course design also develops your skills in project planning and presentation technique - skills that are useful in any management position. Contact person: Peter Ekman, peter.ekman@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07


spring Semester Study Period 1 and 2 EFO217 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business Administration 90 ECTS credits with gradual progression, at least 75 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: The purpose of this course is to give the student an overview of the international environment(s) a company operates in and provide tools and concepts for handling marketing issues concerning marketing and purchasing between industrial actors in a business-to-business environment. The course covers: - A network approach to understanding business and marketing. - Discuss and analyse the concepts making up the environment of a company based on their interactions. - Means of internationalisation. - Building models to solve marketing problems in a business-to-business context. Contact person: Tobias Larsson, toon.larsson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

Service Management FOA105 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business 30 ECTS credits, at least 22.5 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: The course will give you critical skills and knowledge needed to implement quality service and service strategies for competitive advantage across industries. You will learn frameworks for customer-focused management, and how to increase customer satisfaction and retention through service strategies. You will learn about service quality and customer lifetime value and profitability. You will learn to map services, understand customer expectations and develop relationship marketing strategies. An underlying assumption of this course is that students learn best and retain the most through active participation in the learning process. Therefore, classroom sessions will consist of a mixture of lectures and case discussions. The course is based on the Gaps Model of Service quality. The purpose of the lectures is to introduce you to the key ideas in service marketing in general and especially the Gaps model. Case seminars are based on the active participation of all students in terms of taking responsibility for running the seminars and thereby contribute to the preparation and active participation on each occasion. In your future career you will certainly come into contact or work with services, service development or leadership in service industries. This course provides knowledge of the unique circumstances that characterise work in a service-producing organisation/company. It also gives you the tools and oversight in order to become a skilled employee or manager in service-producing organisation/company. Contact person: Ingemar Haglund, ingemar.haglund@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Strategic Marketing Management EFO210 15 Start period: 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business Administration 60 ECTS credits with progression. At least 45 ECTS credits must be completed by course start including at least 5 ECTS credits of Management Accounting. Course content: The aim of the course is to critically examine different perspectives on strategy and actions a company can take towards its market(s) and environment, and to provide students with skills in analysing situations where companies and organisations are about to take decisions concerning strategies on marketing. The course also lets the student analyse the relationship between entrepreneurship, knowledge, market dynamics, innovation and growth. The course is based on four strategic perspectives from Richard Whittington's book: What is Strategy and does it matter? In addition to this we will discuss scientific peer-reviewed articles and case studies. The information discussed and analysed will come from literature, articles and case studies. An underlying assumption of this course is that students learn best and retain the most through active participation in the learning process. Therefore, classroom sessions will consist of seminars and case discussions. Getting the experience of leading and managing a seminar will also be part of the course. The course is structured around a great deal of interaction between the students and also between the students and the teacher. A lecture will be given to introduce you to the key ideas about the different strategic perspectives discussed in this course. The student will also conduct a project in order to describe what strategies are used by a company/organisation. In a future career in management and marketing it is crucial to be able to analyse the strategic choices and market position of a company. After this course you should be able to: - demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity when evaluating different alternatives concerning a company's strategy in a certain context; Code:

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-a  pply theories and models and other collected and scrutinised material to an organisation in order to describe and analyse their strategy; - formulate judgements with incomplete data concerning strategy. Contact person: Tobias Larsson, toon.larsson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

The Internationalisation Process of Companies FOA200 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Business administration 30 ECTS credits, at least 22.5 ECTS credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. Course content: Many companies face the issue of expanding onto an international market during their development. In this course we study the process of entering a foreign market. The issues behind why and how companies internationalise, such as in how to obtain knowledge on the foreign market and the role of cultural diversity in that context are central themes. The main purpose of the course is to obtain knowledge and skills that you will need as a manager when developing strategies for the internationalisation of your company. The course is also a good foundation if you wish to further study international marketing and business at our University. In this course we practice reading, writing, discussing and analysing as means to attain knowledge on the internationalisation process. Contact person: Cecilia Lindh, cecilia.lindh@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Economics Environmental Economics NAA118 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary school with science profile. Course content: The course aims to provide basic knowledge of environmental economics. The course covers: welfare economics and market failure; description of various environmental problems and environmental policy instruments, and analysis of their effect; valuation of goods that are not priced in any market. Contact person: Clas Eriksson, clas.eriksson@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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International Economics NAA119 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary school with science profile. Course content: The aim of the course is to give the student analytical tools to understand foreign trade, trade policy, balance of payments and monetary and financial politics in an open economy. The course covers among other things: the classical and neo-classical foreign trade theory; effects of different trade barriers; trade- and monetary unions, different currency theories (buying power parity, interest rate parity) etc. Contact person: Ask Hedberg, ask.hedberg@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Macroeconomics NAA116 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary school with science profile. Course content: The aim of the course is to provide the students with analytical concepts and methods to be able to understand and study the economics of a society on an aggregated level and how economic policy is carried out. The course will introduce basic macroeconomic concepts and measures for economic activity, such as GDP, consumption and international trade. Other topics covered are unemployment, inflation etc. With these factors as a starting point the national and international economic development will be analysed. The goals of economic policy, means and effects are discussed as well as the interaction between finance and monetary policy. Contact person: Johan Lindén, johan.linden@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07

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Marketing Systems

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Microeconomics

Project course in electronics

NAA107 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary School with science profile. Course content: The aim of this course is to give students a solid background of the mechanism and the effects of the price system that is the corner stone of the market economies. In the course, we will analyse pricing, production and consumption decisions under perfect and imperfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly. In addition, we will cover the demand and supply of labour and introduce the public goods. Students will learn and train how to use graphs and simple mathematics to explain optimal economic decisions, mainly pricing, production and consumption, under different market structures. Contact person: Christos Papahristodoulou, christos.papahristodoulou@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

CEL307 15 Start period: 3, 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås, Västerås Language: English, English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits including at least 15 ECTS credits Electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, sensor techniques, measurement techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering ELA402 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in Computer Science and/or Electronics. Course content: This course gives a survey of the subject Biomedical Engineering and treats measurements of bio signals, physical diagnostics, therapeutic interventions, radiology, medical informatics and telemedicine. Further, the complex models of measuring systems that arise with the registration of physiological parameters are explored. Contact person: Maria Lindén, maria.linden@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Control Theory ELA407 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Complex Electronic Systems 7.5 ECTS credits or corresponding. Course content: Theory of dynamical systems and control methods are essential for engineers in a variety of disciplines. The applications are diverse and include, among others, robotic and mechatronic systems, air and land vehicles, electric machines, chemical systems. The purpose of this course is to provide a fundamental knowledge in analysis and modeling of linear dynamical systems, as well as methods for designing and implementing a feedback control loop, based on given performance specifications. Matlab/Simulink is used during the course as a tool to analyse linear dynamical systems, design the feedback control loop, and output a graphical animation of the controlled system. Contact person: Giacomo Spampinato, giacomo.spampinato@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Mobile Robotics ELA406 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Linear Algebra 7.5 ECTS credits, Calculus II 7.5 ECTS credits, Mechanics II 7.5 ECTS credits and Control Theory 7.5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: The purpose of the course is to provide fundamental knowledge on how the different typologies of mobile robots are designed and controlled to perform autonomous tasks in the different areas like field robotics, service robotics, medial robotics, bio-inspired robotics etc. In particular, locomotion strategies will be analysed for wheeled and legged robots, with particular attention to climbing robots, quadruped and biped locomotion, balancing and gait analysis, humanoid robots. Differently from industrial robots, localisation and pose estimation constitute a crucial problem in mobile robotics, so methods for sensors fusion and 3D-mapping will be presented. To this purpose specific attention will be reserved to computer vision; in particular, monocular and binocular vision will be presented together with the fundamental algorithms for image processing, features extraction and tracking, motion estimation and 3D reconstruction. Among others, specific attention will be reserved to unmanned aerial vehicles and underwater robots, exploiting a full 6D pose estimation. Once the robot is localised in a reconstructed 3D environment, fundamental methods for path planning and obstacle detection/avoidance will also be needed and such methods will be provided. Contact person: Giacomo Spampinato, giacomo.spampinato@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project course in electronics ELA001 7.5 Start period: 3, 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits including at least 15 ECTS credits Electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, sensor techniques, measurement techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project in electronics CEL405 15 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 150 ECTS credits including at least 30 ECTS credits Electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, sensor techniques, measurement techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project in electronics CEL406 7.5 Start period: 3, 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 150 ECTS credits including at least 30 ECTS credits Electronics or the equivalent. Course content: We can offer projects in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, Wireless Communication, sensor techniques, measurement techniques and Embedded Systems. The student should propose an area of interest and a supervisor will be selected. The supervisor will together with the student specify the details of the project. Contact person: Magnus Otterskog, magnus.otterskog@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Sensor Technique CEL401 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits where theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Algebra, Calculus, Analog Electronics and measuring techniques are included. Course content: Every day we use different sensors to measure our environment, such as how hot it is outside, how fast I am driving or how much the fish weighs? How can we trust that these measurements are correct, and why do not all instruments give the same readings? This course will give you a deeper knowledge of the performance of certain sensors and how to build a system for measuring physical quantities. It also gives you an insight into the errors that are introduced when we measure. Contact person: Mikael Ekström, mikael.ekstrom@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

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Energy Technology

English

International energy systems

Corpus Linguistics

ERA301 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits within Engineering and the Natural Sciences, including at least 7,5 ECTS credits are within Heat and Power Technology or the equivalent. Course content: The main purpose of the course is to define the concept of an energy system and how sustainable energy systems can be used together. Examples of the development of energy systems at global, national, regional and local levels are given. Studies on the scientific, technical and economical aspects that affect the different energy systems are carried out. The main actors within the energy sector as well as the controlling policies are included. Contact person: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering

ENA404 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in English including 22,5 ECTS credits in Linguistics Course content: This course provides an introduction to the field of Corpus Linguistics, including its historical development and current concerns. We will acquaint ourselves with the core issues (What is a corpus? How can it be used? How does corpus linguistics differ from other forms of doing linguistics?) and try our hands at corpus-based studies of lexical and grammatical features of English. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

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English 2 ENA200 30 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: English 1, 30 ECTS credits (of which at least 22.5 ECTS credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. Course content: In English 2 you will build on the knowledge and skills you gained in the first term to complete your foundation studies in English, partly from a more historical perspective. Like English 1, the course consists of three components: in Language in Context you will get an overview of important historical episodes in the English-speaking world, and you will further develop your ability to understand and communicate in English, particularly in academic contexts. Literature 2 surveys the development of English-language literature, and in Linguistics 2 you will sample a range of sub-disciplines in English linguistics, including the history of the English language. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

Process modelling ERA302 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 90 ECTS credits completed within an engineering program or within Engineering which includes the courses Applied Thermodynamics 7,5 ECTS credits and Heat and Mass Transfer 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Qualifying course that must have been completed before taking this course is Heat and Power Technology 15 credits, or the equivalent, and 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics where at least 7,5 ECTS credits must be on advanced level, and 7,5 ECTS credits in programming. Course content: The overall aim of the course is to provide an understanding of methods and techniques and tools for modelling energy processes. Analytical, numerical and statistical methods are discussed, as well as discretisation techniques. Contact person: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Credits:

English 2 Language in Context

Process optimization

ENA202 15 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: English 1, 30 ECTS credits (of which at least 22.5 ECTS credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. Course content: Language in Context has two objectives: to give an overview of important historical trends and episodes in the English-speaking world, and to create opportunities for students to improve their English language skills. Learning activities in Language in Context include lectures, seminar discussions and individual writing conferences. Assessment activities consist of written assignments, participation in, and preparation for, class activities, and a final exam. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

ERA303 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 90 ECTS credits completed within an engineering program or within engineering which include the courses Applied Thermodynamics 7,5 ECTS credits and Heat and Mass Transfer 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Qualifying course that must have been completed before taking this course is Heat and Power Technology 15 ECTS credits, or the equivalent, and 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, including Numerical Methods, and 7,5 ECTS credits in programming. Course content: In this course, theories behind optimisation and solving practical optimisation problems in the energy area are discussed. Dynamic optimisation problems of energy conversion systems are solved with computational algorithms based on linear programming, geometric programming and dynamic programming. The course also deals with economic investment methods and operation optimisation from an economical perspective. Contact person: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

Process simulation ERA304 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 90 ECTS credits completed within an engineering program or within Engineering which include the courses Applied Thermodynamics 7,5 ECTS credits and Heat and Mass Transfer 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent. Qualifying course that must have been completed before taking this course is Heat and Power Technology 15 ECTS credits, or the equivalent, and 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics where at least 7,5 ECTS credits must be on advanced level. Course content: In this course different simulation tools within the energy engineering field will be discussed. The major topics covered are simulation and validation, input data modelling and output data analysis. Contact person: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se School: School of Business, Society and Engineering Code:

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2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

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English 2, Linguistics 2 ENA204 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: English 1, 30 ECTS credits (of which at least 22.5 ECTS credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. Course content: Linguistics 2 provides a survey of key areas in linguistics, with a focus on English linguistics. This includes, but is not limited to, the development of human language, the historical development of the English language, phonology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and discourse analysis. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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English 2, Literature 2 ENA203 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: English 1, 30 ECTS credits (of which at least 22.5 ECTS credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. Course content: Literature 2 builds on your previous studies in English and offers a historical review of English literature. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Study periods - 2015-01-18

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Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07

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English 4 ENA401 Credits: 30 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: Second cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in English including a Bachelor’s thesis equivalent of 15 ECTS credits. Course content: This course is a distance course on the advanced level and offers indepth study within some specialised areas of English Studies. The three component courses, which can change from one semester to the next, comprise one linguistics course, one literature course, and one essay course. For more information, please see the description of the component courses. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

Prerequisites: TOEFL (PBT) at least 575, TWE score 4.5, (iBT) at least 90, TWE score 20 or IELTS test score for academic purposes with an overall band score of 6.5 minimum and no section below 5.5. Course content: The course is designed to improve oral and written techniques in business contexts. Features of style and the language of different types of business correspondence are practised: how to say what you mean can make or break a business deal. Other business-related matters such as banking, insurance, personnel, social correspondence, interview skills and intercultural communication are also dealt with. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Technical English 1 ENA114 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: This course focuses on communication skills in English for people who work in technical fields. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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English 4, Advanced Essay in English Studies HEN401 15 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in English including a Bachelor’s thesis equivalent of 15 ECTS credits. Course content: The Advanced essay in English studies is to be based on an independent research project. During the course of the term you will plan, carry out, and write up, a research project, under the supervision of a member of the English studies staff. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Advanced Component-Based Software Engineering CDT501 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 180 ECTS credits where at least 90 ECTS credits are in the area of computer science with experience in an object-oriented language and research methodology. Course content: The students get insights in the principles of building software systems from components. The students learn about software component models, their specifications, component-based development processes, component compositions, and different types of analysis of component-based systems. The course is researchoriented. As assignments the students get small projects in which they design software components and a software system using particular component technologies. Contact person: Ivica Crnkovic, ivica.crnkovic@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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English 4, Narrative and theory ENA403 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in English including 22,5 ECTS credits in Literature. Course content: This course studies English language literature (novels and short stories) in conjunction with narrative theory, that is, theory concerned with how stories are organised, narrative conventions, and narrative effects. Welcome to find out more about how stories work in the company of classic and contemporary narrative scholars. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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SPRING SEMESTER

Computer Science

Applied Artificial Intelligence English for Academic Purposes 1

English for Academic Purposes 2 HEN104 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: TOEFL (PBT) at least 575, TWE score 4.5, (iBT) at least 90, TWE score 20 or IELTS test score for academic purposes with an overall band score of 6.5 minimum and no section below 5.5. Course content: English for Academic Purposes 2 aims at developing advanced proficiency in spoken and written English. The course consists of lectures, seminars and individual and group exercises. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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English for Business Purposes HEN107 7.5 Study pace: Part time 50% Location: Västerås Code:

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Autumn Semester 2: 2014-11-10

2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

CDT406 15 Start period: 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least two years of studies on the basic level or at least 120 ECTS credits in the relevant subject area. Course content: There are several algorithms in Artificial intelligence that solve various types of problems. In this course we will discuss how they can be implemented in software and hardware. We will also address the problem of choosing the right algorithm for a given problem and integrating it into a system in an efficient way. Contact person: Ning Xiong, ning.xiong@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

HEN002 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: English for Academic Purposes 1 aims at developing oral and written proficiency in English at the upper intermediate level. The course comprises lectures, seminars and individual and group exercises. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Artificial Intelligence CDT312 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary School with science profile. Practical and theoretical skills in datastructures and algorithms, objectoriented programming (like C, C++ or java) and at least one additional course with a programming project that has "data structures and algorithms" as a prerequisite. Examples of such courses are "Operating systems" and "Functional programming". Course content: Artificial Intelligence is a young science studying not only how we think but also how we build robots, cars, spaceships to be intelligent. This course will enable you to grasp the basic theory and techniques of designing and building intelligence. The content of the course consists of knowledge representation, logical reasoning, search and planning, as well as decision-making in states of uncertainty. The course is well suited for the Robotics programme but also suitable for many other study profiles. Contact person: Baran Cürüklü, baran.curuklu@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07


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Computer Graphics

Distributed Systems

DVA304 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Theoretical knowledge and practical competence in: - Programming in a high level language (for example C, C++, C#, Java, or Ada) - Data structures and algorithms - Algebra and Calculus are desirable but not required Course content: Affine transformations, homogeneous coordinates, combined transformations, viewing, projection, rendering pipeline, phong lighting and shading, back face culling and hidden surfaces elimination, clipping, texture mapping, bump mapping, environment mapping, graphics hardware, shader programming OpenGL, OpenGL Shading Language, colour, BRDFs, anisotrophic shading, shadows, global illumination, ray tracing. Contact person: Thomas Larsson, thomas.larsson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

CDT316 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary school with science profile. Also theoretical knowledge and good practical skills in basic programming, data communication and operating system are required. Course content: Distributed operating systems, distributed object orientation, distributed file systems,time and coordination, replication, distributed transactions, fault tolerance and safety. Contact person: Mats Björkman, mats.bjorkman@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Computer Graphics: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms CDT408 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits where theoretical knowledge and practical skills in programming in a high level language including datastructures and algorithms, fundamentals of 3D-graphics including practical experience in programming in OpenGL and algebra (including matrix operations) are included. Course content: In today's computer games and real-time computer graphics applications, the appropriate handling of complex and dynamic scenes is fundamental. This course focuses on fundamental data structures and algorithms which are used to speed up necessary operations such as visibility queries, rendering, and collision detection. Contact person: Thomas Larsson, thomas.larsson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Computer Networks I, distance course DVA120 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary school with science profile. Course content: In the rapid development of both computers and networks, there is an increasing need for people with knowledge in these areas. This course will provide basic theoretical and practical knowledge in the art of configuring and securing computer networks and creating simpler topologies. It will prepare you for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certificate and if you also take Computer Networks II (distance course) you will be prepared for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. ContentOSI, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, IP-net including IP subnets, Ethernet, LAN, router and switch-configuration, static and dynamic routing, routing protocols, switching, VLAN, VTP, inter VLAN routing, NAT, network media, network components, network terminology and traffic filtering. Contact person: Conny Collander, conny.collander@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Computer Networks II, distance course DVA224 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the OSI reference model, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, IP networks including IP subnets, VLSM and CIDR, Ethernet, router and switch configuration, static and dynamic routing, routing protocols, switching, VLANs, VTP, InterVLAN routing, NAT, network media, network components, network terminology and traffic filtering. This can be achieved after completing the course in Computer Networks 1 7,5 ECTS credits (course valid from WS14). Course content: In the rapid development of both computers and networks, there is an increasing need for people with knowledge in these areas. This course will provide detailed theoretical and practical knowledge in the art of configuring and securing computer networks and creating network topologies. It will, together with Computer Networks I (distance course) prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. ContentConfiguration of routers and switches, hierarchical network design, depressions in various routing protocols, STP, link aggregation, VPN, network management, and various WAN technologies. Contact person: Joakim Wangborn, joakim.wangborn@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

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Intelligent Systems DVA406 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in Computer Science and/or Electronics including at least 15 ECTS credits in Programming. Course content: There are several algorithms in Artificial intelligence that solve various types of problems. In this course we will discuss how they can be implemented in software and hardware. We will also address the problem of choosing the right algorithm for a given problem and integrating it into a system in an efficient way. Contact person: Moris Behnam, moris.behnam@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Learning Systems DVA427 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits where theoretical and practical skills in datastructures and algorithms and an object-oriented language like C, C#, C++ or Java are included. Course content: An important trend today is systems and functionality that can learn, improve and adapt to changing environments. In this course you will study important techniques that enable computer programs to improve automatically through experience. The course covers decision trees, artificial neural nets, evolutionary computation, fuzzy systems, probabilistic learning, and reinforcement learning. The course is well connected to Robotics, Computer Science, and Intelligent Embedded Systems programmes. Contact person: Ning Xiong, ning.xiong@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Model-Driven Engineering DVA411 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits where at least 60 ECTS credits are in Computer Science. Basic knowledge in Software Engineering 7,5 ECTS credits. Course content: The ever-growing complexity of modern software systems requires appropriate methodologies to deal with their intricacies. However, the most widespread development approaches are basically the same as 20 years ago, that is the application implementation is written by hand as source code in some programming language. This course provides the students with a more advanced approach to software development: no focus on source code anymore, models are promoted as first-class artefacts and used to design the system, verify and validate its correctness, and automatically generate the implementation code. The participants will become familiar with the basic concepts behind modelling, the latest techniques to design custom modelling languages and to transform models both to other models to perform analyses and to source code to automatically generate the application implementation. Contact person: Antonio Cicchetti, antonio.cicchetti@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Project in intelligent embedded systems DVA409 15 Start period: 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Embedded Systems I 7,5 ECTS credits and Project in Embedded Systems 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: At the beginning of the course/each project a concise (sometimes a bit longer) description of a relevant problem is given. In conjunction with one or perCode:

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Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07

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haps two companies (although purely in-house academic projects can occur, backed up by a company). The project, in association with the company or companies, draws up a definite requirements specification. The work will be divided into smaller parts, and a plan for the work has to be developed which will also include a simple risk assessment and this shall be submitted for review. The work should be carried out according to plan, and a final report should be submitted, describing the design, implementation, testing procedures and analysis of results against established goals and requirements. A final prototype or the equivalent together with a full report will be handed in. Contact person: Moris Behnam, moris.behnam@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Real-Time Systems I, distance course CDT308 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: Mathematics from three years of upper secondary school with science profile. Also theoretical knowledge and practical skills in basic programming, datastructures and algorithms and operating systems are required. Course content: The course gives an insight into how real-time systems differ from traditional computer systems, covering topics such as timeliness, real-time scheduling, operating system support, resource usage, design of real-time systems, real-time communication and distributed real-time applications. Furthermore, it explains how these theories can be applied when implementing and analysing such systems or real hardware platforms; case-based reasoning; clustering and fuzzy systems. Contact person: Moris Behnam, moris.behnam@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Software Development for Real-Time Systems DVA421 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 90 ECTS credits in Computer Science, including basic knowledge of Software Engineering. Course content: The use of software in safety-critical real-time systems, for instance in the automotive or avionics domains, has increased dramatically over the past decades. One fundamental demand is that the deployed software systems must be at least as dependable as the physical systems they are replacing. This course focuses on how to design software for systems where the correct functionality is given by both the correct result as well as the time at which the result is delivered. The course covers two fundamental approaches to real-time systems, i.e., time-triggered and eventtriggered paradigms, with associated analysis interlinked in the process of software development, as well as real-time communication and dependability requirements. Contact person: Radu Dobrin, radu.dobrin@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Software Engineering 3: Software Architecture and Processes DVA422 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 180 ECTS credits of higher education, where at least 90 ECTS credits are in the area of Computer Science and at least 7.5 of these within Software Engineering. Course content: The course aims to extend and deepen your knowledge, understanding and skills within Software Engineering. This will prepare you for taking on more responsible roles in software development projects and for conducting Master thesis projects in Software Engineering. The main topics of the course are software architecture, software development methods, and Software Engineering research. Teaching and evaluation methods include laboratory assignments, seminars with oral presentations, and group exercises. There is no written exam and participation in assignments, seminars, and exercises is mandatory. Contact person: Frank Lüders, frank.luders@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Mathematics Actuarial Mathematics MMA713 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas where Probability 7,5 ECTS credits or equivalent is included. Code:

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Autumn Semester 2: 2014-11-10

2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

Course content: Actuarial mathematics constitutes the mathematical foundation of the insurance business. The stochastic nature of accidents and the length of people's lives make uncertainty an integral part of this business. The course Actuarial Mathematics provides students with the essential knowledge and tools required to explore the consequences of uncertainty as well as to solve other mathematical and statistical problems arising in the insurance business. The concepts of risk theory and risk processes are introduced. Various forms of life insurance and their mechanisms are considered. Insurance models, reinsurance contracts, different types of distributions and simulation methods for both claim sizes and claim numbers will be analysed in the framework of non-life insurance. A computer software package is used throughout the course. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Calculus III MMA128 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Calculus II, 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: The aim of the course MMA128 Calculus III is to broaden and deepen the fundamental knowledge of functions achieved in earlier courses in calculus. This aim entails that the concept of series is established more methodically, that the concept of integral is generalised to comprising summations on space curves, surfaces, och bodies in the three-dimensional space. The object is also to give a platform for further studies in advanced mathematics, and for theoretical studies in physics and engineering. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Differential Equations and Transform Methods MAA134 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or economics areas where Calculus II 7,5 ECTS credits and Linear Algebra 7,5 ECTS credits or equivalent are included. Course content: The course Differential Equations and Transform Methods, aims at giving students an introduction to the theory of differential equations and difference equations, and associated transformations with applications. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Introduction to Financial Mathematics MAA303 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: Either 7,5 ECTS credits in Economics or Financial Accounting I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Also required are Calculus I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Course content: Financial economics is perhaps the most mathematical branch of economics. Mathematical finance aims to solve real problems in financial economics using simple mathematical models. This subject is taught in both business schools and mathematical science departments, and it is also widely and extensively utilised in the financial industry. The course will give an introduction to some basic notions such as cash-flows, interest rates, present value, option pricing and arbitrage, in mathematical finance. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Mathematical Statistics and Financial Software MAA709 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally from these areas: Technical, the Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics where Methods of Statistical Inference is included. Course content: This course introduces students to the software which is widely used in Financial Engineering worldwide. We cover both general statistical and specialised financial and risk management software. After this course the students have obtained good practice to solve real life financial problems. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Study periods - 2015-01-18

3:

Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07


spring Semester Study Period 1 and 2 Code:

7.5 Start period: 3 Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 120 ECTS credits from one or several of these subjects/disciplines: Engineering, Science, Business Administration or Economics including Discrete Mathematics 7.5 ECTS credits and Basic Vector Algebra 7.5 ECTS credits. Course content: The course aims to provide students with knowledge of key mathematical ideas, concepts, methods, algorithms and computational tools behind the success of the Internet and Internet-based technologies, and to explain the basic mathematical concepts and techniques with concrete examples of applications in modern information and Internet technologies and other types of technology prevalent in society. The course will also provide training in logical and algorithmic thinking, and in mathematical modeling and computational techniques of particular importance for applications in the Internet and information technology, as well as the ability for independent analysis of mathematical problems and models used in Internet and database technologies. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Credits:

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Methods of Statistical Inference MMA308 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas where Probability 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: Statistical analysis of real market data has an important role in analytical finance and economics. The course aims to equip students with the skills required for statistical inference. The course presents the main concepts and methods of statistical inference, such as estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variances. It is anticipated that Matlab and other software will be used throughout the course. Review of Probability: probability, random variables, distributions, expectations, sampling distributions, sampling from normal distribution. Estimation: unbiased estimates and mean square error, selection of sample size, efficiency, consistency, sufficiency, minimum variance estimation, moment estimation, maximum likelihood estimation. Confidence Intervals: two-sided and one-sided intervals, coverage probability, confidence intervals for parameters of normal distributions, pivots. Hypothesis Testing: error probabilities, likelihood ratio tests, tests for parameters of normal distribution, power of tests, Neyman-Pearson lemma, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, p-values. Regression Analysis: linear models, estimation by least squares, inference for regression parameters, regression prediction. Analysis of Variance: one-way layout analysis, ANOVA tables, statistical inference for one-way layout. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Operations Research MAA315 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas where Calculus II 7,5 ECTS credits and Numerical Methods 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent are included Course content: Optimisation, a subfield of operations research, deals with mathematical models and algorithms for solving practical problems in the areas of computer science, economics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology etc. The course gives a broad orientation of the field of optimisation, with emphasis on basic theory and methods for continuous linear and nonlinear as well as discrete linear optimisation problems. Two examples of optimisation problems which we all meet in our everyday life, and which are easy to model and solve after completing the course are: "Which path should we take from town A to town B, if we want the driving distance to be as short as possible?" and "With the requirement that the driving time must not be longer than X minutes, how fast should we drive on each part to obtain the lowest possible fuel consumption?" Exercises and laboratory problems are solved in MATLAB and optimisation modelling languages using state-of-the-art software. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas where Portofolio Theory I 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: The course is a continuation of Portfolio Theory. The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) are surveyed in more detail during the semester. In addition, students study the valuation of assets and the inputs needed for the construction of ex-ante optimal financial portfolios. Asset valuation focuses on equity instruments using various techniques. Performance measurement and attribution are examined through risk-adjusted methods. Market timing and style investing are discussed. Other topics surrounding portfolio allocation include: Passive versus active management, market efficiency, value vs. growth, Roll’s criticism, performance persistency, alternative investments, benchmarks, impact of transactions costs and peer groups. Risk management is addressed via Value-at-Risk. The course includes a project assignment. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Simulation MAA313 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 60 ECTS credits in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas where Methods of Statistical Inference 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included Course content: The aim of this course is to give a general introduction to several different simulation techniques, a deeper knowledge in Monte Carlo simulation, explain the advantages as well as the disadvantages of the use of different simulation techniques and to give examples of applications in finance. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Time Series Analysis MMA702 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas where Stochastic Processes 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent is included. Course content: Time series play a key role in analytical finance and insurance, and in financial engineering. The course presents the basic models of time series such as linear time series, autoregressive type models, nonlinear time series, high-frequency models, continuous time models and multivariate time series, elements of statistical estimation as well as simulation of time series. This basic part of the course can also be interesting for students from other specialisations than analytical finance and financial engineering. The examples used in the course are selected from time series applications in the domains of economics, finance and insurance. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Portfolio Theory II

MAA603 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 120 ECTS credits totally in the Technical, Natural Sciences, Business Administration or Economics areas of which at least 30 ECTS credits in Mathematics including Applied mathematics or Applied matrix analysis. Course content: Wavelets play an essential role in modern signal theory and appear in many applications in electromagnetism, scattering, image analysis and acoustics. In this course it will be described how to use the short-time Fourier transform to gain information about both the time domain and frequency domain, use the continuous wavelet transform to analyse signals with both slow and fast rate of change, and several different methods and concepts for analysing and recreating signals such as multiresolution analysis and Daubechies orthonormal wavelet bases. Contact person: Anna-Clara Meurling Karlsson, anna-clara.meurling.karlsson@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Mechanical Engineering Applied Operations Research and Logistics

MMA705 Credits: 7.5 Study pace: Part time 50% Location: Västerås Code:

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English

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2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

PPU405 7.5 Study pace: Part time 50% Location: Eskilstuna Code:

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2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

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English

- 2015-06-07

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Mathematics of Internet

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Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in the field of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Production and Logistics Planning 7,5 ECTS credits or Planning and Control 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent, Or a Bachelor's degree in the fields of Economics, Business or Science from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics including one year of working experience in the industry. Course content: Operations Research is concerned with the application of mathematical modeling on problems arising in the management and operation of systems of human beings, machines, materials and money in industry, business...etc. The purpose is to help management to determine its policy and actions. Techniques of operations research considered are: Linear programming, Transportation and Assignment problems. Game theory and Decision analysis, Dynamic programming, Nonlinear programming, Integer programming, and Inventory theory. Contact person: Antti Salonen, antti.salonen@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Production-, Maintenance- and Quality Management PPU404 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in the field of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Innovative Production and logistics 7,5 ECTS credits and Process Quality 7,5 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Or a Bachelor's degree in the fields of economics, business or science from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics including one year of working experience in the industry. Course content: The course aims to give an understanding of production and quality development within industrial operations. After the course, the students should be able to apply modern methods and activities to conduct developments within production processes. They will also be able to lead development work independently and have the ability to analyse and evaluate problems in production processes and develop measures and improvement plans. Contact person: Antti Salonen, antti.salonen@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

Course content: The purpose of the course is for the student to acquire basic knowledge of the Public Health Sciences along with knowledge of conducting healthpromoting work in society. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare

Methodology and Concepts in Caring Science/Nursing VAE053 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits in Caring Science/Nursing or Public Health Science or Social Work or the equivalent. Course content: The aim of the course is for the students to acquire basic knowledge about qualitative research methods, develop their critical and problemising attitude and formulate a caring science research rationale. The focus of the course is basic concepts related to research and the research process. Scientific qualitative methods, ethics and fundamental concepts related to Caring Sciences. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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SPRING SEMESTER

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Supply Chain Management KPP241 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in the field of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and at least 22,5 ECTS credits on advanced level in Product and Process Development. Or a Bachelor's degree in the fields of Economics, Business or Science from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits with at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics including one year of working experience in the industry. Course content: The course aims to give a deeper understanding and to prepare the student for research in the area of Supply Chain Management. The course focuses on logistics and process development. The course deals with logistics development, cooperation and collaboration between companies, to buy/manufacture questions and the connection between the value chain and the work in product development. The aim of the course is also to offer an in-depth discussion and enhanced knowledge of "Supply Chain Management" - what it comprises and means and how the work is done. Contact person: Antti Salonen, antti.salonen@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Credits:

Caring Science with specialization in Nursing Community Health Nursing Practicum VAE106 15 Start period: 4 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits in one of the subject areas Caring Sciences with a specialisation in Nursing, Nursing Science or Public Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Social Care, Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy, or the equivalent. Code:

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Autumn Semester 2: 2014-11-10

2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

VAE054 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits in Caring Science/Nursing or Public Health Science or Social Work or the equivalent. Course content: The aim of the course is for the students to acquire basic knowledge about social welfare history, policy processes, systems and organisations and different models of social welfare. The students will acquire basic knowledge about the welfare state, social policy, public economy and administration and also theories of social care. Further, the students will acquire basic knowledge about health promotion, work in society and also examples of laws and rules within different authorities and organisations relevant to human health. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Transcultural Perspectives in Health, Care and Welfare VAE104 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: 60 ECTS credits in one of following subjects: Caring Science, Public Health Science, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Social Care, Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy or the equivalent. Course content: Transcultural perspectives in Health, Care and Welfare is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on theories, models and research from a transcultural perspective. The students will acquire basic knowledge of inequalities in health, care and welfare, and a deeper knowledge and awareness of cultural competence. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Scandinavian Welfare System and Health Organisation

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Innovation Technology Innovation and Creativity Management INO402 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: At least 180 ECTS credits of higher education. Course content: This course gives students a deeper understanding of creativity in a group perspective and creativity and innovation leadership. The students will apply and evaluate theoretical knowledge in an innovation process. The course consists of theoretical and empirical studies. The theory content is primarily based on current scientific literature in the field. Students are also expected to make their own contribution to knowledge construction during the course. The students will read up on and discuss the relationship between creativity and an innovation process. The ultimate goal is to use the knowledge and tools to lead an innovation process. Contact person: Christer Nygren, christer.nygren@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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Study periods - 2015-01-18

3:

Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07


spring Semester Study Period 1 and 2 Trendspotting INO101 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Course content: Scanning of multiple sources and evaluation with an emphasis on web-based sources. Research basics (covering texts, digital media and real world observations). Techniques and tools, for instance the 7-step model for Business Intelligence and trend spotting, PEST analysis combined with reflections. The course aims to introduce a trend-conscious mindset as a vital step in the innovation process. Contact person: Carina Sjödin, carina.sjodin@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

Other Subjects within Technology

Professional Ethics DVA432 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: At least 150 ECTS credits from an institution of higher education. Course content: Topics covered include the philosophical foundations of Ethics, an introduction to Computer Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Business Ethics, Information Ethics, Professionalism, Privacy and Civil Rights, Ethics of Virtual Worlds etc. Critical thinking is in focus, with analysis of case-studies, and exercises in communication skills through written and spoken ethical arguments. Participants test different ethical perspectives and take turns advocating pro and con perspectives in the argument. Contact person: Gordana Dodig- Crnkovic, gordana.dodig-crnkovic@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

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FHA024 15 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: A completed Bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS credits within the fields of Public Health, Caring, Nursing or Medical Science. Course content: The objective of the course is that students learn to plan, carry out, analyse, and present a scientific study independently, based on a suitable theoretical background, within a research area of the Public Health Sciences. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Human Rights, Welfare Systems, Family Policy and Practice in an International Comparative Perspective SAA040 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Distance learning Language: English Prerequisites: A Bachelor's degree in one of the subject areas Public Health Sciences, Caring Sciences with a specialisation in Nursing, Nursing Science, Medical Science, Physiotherapy with a specialisation in Behavioural Medicine, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or the equivalent. Course content: This online course compares social problems and issues and policy responses and intervention strategies in Sweden and the United States with a focus on family caregiving. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

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Swedish Language Scandinavian Studies 2: Language and Culture SVA129 30 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: Previous knowledge corresponding to the course Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society (30 ECTS credits). Course content: The purpose of the course is to provide students with increased knowledge of, and skills in, language, historical development, culture and society in Scandinavia, with a special emphasis on Sweden. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Scandinavian Studies 3: Language, History and Literature

Psychology

SVA130 30 Start period: 3 Study pace: Full time Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: Previous knowledge corresponding to the courses Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society (30 ECTS credits) and Scandinavian Studies 2: Language and Culture (30 ECTS credits). Course content: The purpose of the course is to provide students with increased knowledge of, and skills in, language, historical development, culture and society in Scandinavia. The emphasis is placed on Sweden and Swedish conditions. It also comprises studies in Nordic literature from the period of modern breakthrough up to the present with an emphasis on Swedish literature. One theme within the subject area will be covered by project work. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Scientific Methods I PSA310 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Västerås Language: English Prerequisites: A degree at the Bachelor's level in one of the following subject areas: Public Health Science, Nursing with a specialisation in Care, Caring Sciences, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or the equivalent. Course content: The objective of the course is for students to attain enhanced method knowledge and develop their critical approach to scientific work. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

Credits:

Autumn Semester 2: 2014-11-10

Thesis in Public Health Sciences

Study periods - 2015-01-18

3:

Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07

SPRING SEMESTER

INO201 Credits: 7.5 Start period: 4 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: First cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: Trendspotting 7,5 ECTS credits or 60 ECTS credits in a subject free of choice. Course content: This course aims to develop knowledge and skills in the field of foresight and scenario design related to organisational innovation processes and capabilities. Subjects to be covered during the course include issues concerning how an organisation can increase its innovative capabilities by working with foresight and scenario design. Metaphors, mental models and visions about the future enable contextual understanding in innovation and design. One of the aims of the course is to relate foresight and scenario design to the field of innovation management. Contact person: Bengt Köping Olsson, bengt.koping.olsson@mdh.se School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering Code:

2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

Public Health Science

Social Work

Foresight and Scenario Design

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Study Period 1 and 2 spring Semester

Swedish for Foreign Students, level I SVA131 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Swedish is required for admission to the course. Course content: Swedish for beginners. The course is intended for students who, apart from their main studies, also wish to learn how to use the Swedish language in simple speaking situations and acquire some knowledge of the structure and vocabulary of the Swedish language. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level II SVA126 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to the completed beginners’ course, Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 ECTS credits, or the equivalent is required for admission to the course. Course content: Swedish for foreign students. Continuation course. The course builds upon and develops the language skills the student has acquired in the beginners’ course. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level III SVA127 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 25% Level of education: First cycle Location: Västerås Language: Swedish Prerequisites: Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 ECTS credits, or equivalent. Course content: Swedish for foreign students. Continuation course. The course develops the language skills the student has acquired in SVA131 and SVA126. Contact person: Malin Lundin, malin.lundin@mdh.se School: School of Education, Culture and Communication Code:

SPRING SEMESTER

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Physiotherapy Evidence Based Practice and Evaluation VSG029 7.5 Start period: 3 Study pace: Part time 50% Level of education: Second cycle Location: Eskilstuna Language: English Prerequisites: A degree at the Bachelor's level in one of the following subject areas: Public Health Science, Nursing with a specialisation in Care, Caring Sciences, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or the equivalent. Course content: The objective of the course is for students to attain further enhanced knowledge about the significance of evidence in the area of health and welfare. Another course objective is for students to be able to perform systematic database searches, procure knowledge about models for knowledge transfer and evaluation as a basis for the development of an evidence-based practice in the area of health and welfare. Contact person: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Code:

Credits:

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Autumn Semester 2: 2014-11-10

2014-09-01 - 2014-11-09

Study periods - 2015-01-18

3:

Spring Semester 4: 2015-03-30

2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

- 2015-06-07


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