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MÄLARDALEN UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN

COURSE CATALOGUE FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

2013 2014

ECTS INFORMATION PACKAGE HOLDER OF DS LABEL


Useful Internet Addresses Mälardalen University www.mdh.se www.mdustudent.com Mälardalen Student Union www.karen.nu

About studying in Sweden www.studyin.sweden.se www.antagning.se/en Train Timetables www.sj.se

Information on Sweden www.smorgasbord.se www.sweden.se

Layout and Production: Division for Public Relations, Mälardalen University • Printing: University Printing Centre • Febuary 2013 • Circulation: 550 • First Edition Photo: Mälardalen University, Jonas Bilberg, Mauro Rongione, Jaime Ibarra, iStockphoto


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TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME TO MÄLARDALEN UNIVERSITY Mälardalen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The International Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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THE ECTS SYSTEM What is ECTS? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Course Catalogue for Exchange Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diploma Supplement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Degrees Awarded at Mälardalen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COURSES AT MÄLARDALEN UNIVERSITY AUTUMN SEMESTER Study Period 1 and 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 SPRING SEMESTER Study Period 1 and 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Language of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Learning Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courses in the Swedish Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Introduction Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Swedish Academic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Residence Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travel Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Currency and Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Work in Sweden as a Student. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Useful internet addresses:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PRESENTATION OF OUR FOUR SCHOOLS

School of Business, Society and Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 School of Education, Culture and Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 School of Health, Care and Social Welfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 School of Innovation, Design and Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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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 MÄLARDALEN UNIVERSITY 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. The campuses contain some of the most modern university buildings in Sweden, centrally situated with well-equipped classrooms, plenty of computers for students, libraries, and laboratories. The university has some 13,000 students and offers approximately 55 study programmes, both at master’s and bachelor’s levels. Moreover, the university offers 8 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, the natural, social and behavioural sciences, to the humanities and the caring sciences. The university is organized into four schools: • School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST) • School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK) • School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV)

CREDITS 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 ECTS system, 60 credits are equivalent to a full-time study during one academic year, so 30 credits are equivalent to one semester’s worth of full-time study.

THE COURSE CATALOGUE FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS The Course Catalogue for Exchange Students is available online at: www.mdh.se/utbildning/exchange-students A PAPER COPY OF THE COURSE CATALOGUE CAN BE REQUESTED BY CONTACTING:

Linnea Svenman Division of Communications Telephone: +46 (0)21 10 15 87 E-mail: linnea.svenman@mdh.se

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.

• School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) The International Division has the administrative responsibility for all international students, provides practical information and organizes, among other things, Introduction Days. The schools have the academic responsibility. The International Committee of the Student Union organizes mentors and international buddies, as well as social activities for all students.

DEGREES AWARDED AT MÄLARDALEN UNIVERSITY Higher Education Diploma

120 credits

Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science

180 credits

Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education

210 credits

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing

180 credits

THE INTERNATIONAL DIVISION

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

POSTAL ADDRESSES:

Degree of Master of Arts in Education

180 credits 240-330 credits

Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits)

60 credits

Box 883

Box 325

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)

120 credits

SE-721 23 Västerås

SE-631 05 Eskilstuna

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

90 credits

Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing

VISITING ADDRESSES:

60-75 credits

Högskoleplan 1

Drottninggatan 12A

Degree of Licentiate

120 credits

Västerås

Eskilstuna

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

240 credits

WEB ADDRESS:

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

www.mdh.se/utbildning/exchange-students E-MAIL ADDRESS:

exchangein@mdh.se FAX NUMBER:

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

+46 21 10 15 80

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.

THE ECTS SYSTEM WHAT IS ECTS? 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 easy 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.

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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 that students have to do some group work or prepare a paper during that period.

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APPLICATION

REGISTRATION

Mälardalen University has an online application form for exchange students. As an exchange student, you should fill in and send the online application first, and then send a Complete Application which consists of the printout version of the online application with the following appendices: Transcript of Records, Learning Agreement, a passport photo and your CV (Curriculum Vitae). You will also be asked to give permission to Mälardalen University to use the information provided in your application form for administrative purposes. The printout version of the online application must be duly signed and stamped, and sent to Mälardalen University with all required documents. Please, see below for deadlines.

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.

Mälardalen University Division for Students Affairs The International Division Box 883 SE-721 23 Västerås Sweden

Before your arrival, you will receive an Arrival Form, asking for information on the day of your arrival. The information is important for us to prepare to welcome you at our university.

COURSE SCHEDULE

address: https://mdh.moveonnet.eu/moveonline/incoming/welcome.php

APPLICATION DEADLINE The deadline for on-line application is 15th of May for the autumn semester (starts in 2nd of September 2013) and 15th of October for the spring semester (starts in 20th of January 2014). For more information on the application please see the link above.

LANGUAGE OF STUDY 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 the English language 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.

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 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 with the requirements asked for. 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 THE SWEDISH LANGUAGE In addition to the ordinary study programme that you choose to follow at Mälardalen University, you can also take introductory courses in the Swedish language called “Swedish for Foreign Students”. The university offers three courses at different levels. When you come to the university for the first time, 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. The courses are 10 weeks long, taught at about half speed, and worth 7.5 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.

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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 on the start of the Introduction Days

SWEDISH ACADEMIC SYSTEM

The online application form will be available in due time at the following web

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INTRODUCTION DAYS

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; see part II in this booklet. 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, 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 during 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 a history of a student’s academic achievements. Mälardalen University provides every student an official Transcript of Records for courses and modules the student has attended. The transcript includes ECTS credits and grades (if applicable). You as an exchange student can ask for your Transcript of Records at the Information Centre or at the reception desk of your host school. Transcript of Records with ECTS credits and grades is a recognized official document. You will get more information on this issue during the Introduction Day.

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STUDENT SERVICES

PLANNING YOUR STAY

STUDENT UNION

ACCOMMODATION

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.

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, depending on what you can afford.

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.

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

During the academic year, the local Student Union in both cities organizes various kinds of social activities, e.g. pubs, discos, and dinners, especially at the respective 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.

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE The International Committee (IC) of the Student Union will organize 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 organize. If you want to get in contact with the IC in Västerås, please e-mail: ordf.iu.v@mds.mdh.se.

different agencies on our website: www.mdh.se/utbildning/exchange-students/ services?l=en_UK Carefully read the instructions 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

For more information, have a look at: www.mds.mdh.se

EU CITIZENS

THE STUDENT UNION SPORTS ASSOCIATION VSIF and ESIF, the local Student Union Sports Associations in Västerås and Eskilstuna respectively, organize 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 ESIF also arrange for members to participate in annual sports tournaments with other students from all over the country.

COMPUTER SERVICES 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.

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. Application form and information on application process and attachments are found at Swedish Migration Board at: 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

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

TRAVEL INFORMATION

COPYING MACHINES You can make your own photocopies in photocopy rooms at both the Eskilstuna and Västerås campuses. When you obtain your university ID card, you will also obtain a chip, to be affixed to the card, which is readable by photocopy machines at the university. You can then fill your account with credits by buying photocopy units at the Information Desk. 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.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Disabled students have their own contact persons at the university: Contact: Angela Andersson Tel. +46 (0)21 101511,

Stefan Dahlgren Tel. +46 (0)21 10 15 53

E-mail: angela.andersson@mdh.se 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/funktionshindrade

BY PLANE

To get to Västerås, you can fly directly to Västerås Airport, which has flights to and from London Stansted and Barcelona/Girona (both routes served by Ryanair). From the airport, you can either take a bus to the Central Station and then a bus or taxi to the university or take a taxi directly. You can also choose to fly to Stockholm Arlanda (Stockholm International Airport is called Arlanda). From Arlanda, the best way to travel on 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 at 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. The airport bus to Stockholm takes about 40 minutes, while the express train only takes 20 minutes, though the latter is quite expensive. You can proceed from Stockholm Central Station to Västerås by train, a journey that takes about one hour. There are also train connections from Arlanda to Västerås that do not go via Stockholm and that may be faster, depending on the time of day. To get to Eskilstuna, you can fly either to Stockholm Arlanda or Västerås. If you arrive at Arlanda, 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 1 hour. If your arrival is at Västerås Airport, take a taxi or the bus to the Central Station and then a train to Eskilstuna. Trains usually leave every hour, though less often in the evening and during weekends. 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. For information on train schedules, please have a look at: www.sj.se The timetable for the airport bus between Arlanda and Västerås: www.swebusexpress.se/SwebusExpress_com/

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BY TRAIN

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you come to Västerås by train, 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 railway station.

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

CURRENCY AND MONEY The Swedish currency (SEK) is the Swedish krona (plural kronor). For updated information on currency conversion rates, you can check, for example: www.forex.se/en/

USEFUL INTERNET ADDRESSES:

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.

Mälardalen University: www.mdh.se

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.

www.sweden.se

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

www.universityadmissions.se

Mälardalen Student Union: www.mds.mdh.se Information about Sweden: www.smorgasbord.se

www.studyinsweden.se

City buses, Västerås: www.vl.se/Vastmanland/

ECONOMY

City buses, Eskilstuna: www.lanstrafiken.se/

The following example of a realistic monthly budget will give you an idea of the cost of living in Sweden: Accommodation Food Books and fees Telephone, newspapers Local travel Hobbies, leisure Miscellaneous Total

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To hold residence permit you need to write assurance signed by yourself that you have sufficient funds for your support during your stay in Sweden You, as an EU citizen, will get more information on how to apply for 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/english/insurance

HEALTH CARE 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.

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 look at Tax Office’s website: www.skatteverket.se/otherlanguages/inenglish If you are on a placement, you need to bring the following to the Lokala Skatteverket Office: • Passport • Letter 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. Address, phone number, map and e-mail of the Tax Office in Västerås can be found here: www.skatteverket.se/omskatteverket/kontaktaoss/adresserlokalkontor/kontor/se rvicekontoretvasteras.5.58cc841e10dcffaf9768000105.html

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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, SOCIETY AND ENGINEERING 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 between 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. About 2000 students study at the school and we host 8 study programmes at undergraduate level, and 3 master’s programmes.

SCHOOL LOCATION

_______________________________ The School is located at both the Eskilstuna and the Västerås campus; the majority of the school´s activities take place in Västerås.

STUDENTS AND STAFF

______________________________ Approximately 2000 full time students, 115 teachers (including professors, assistant professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, PhD students) and 14 administrative staff.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR

SUBJECT AREAS

_____________________ Pablo Camacho Sanhueza Phone: +46-21-15 17 82 Fax: +46-21-10 14 80 E-mail: pablo.camacho.sanhueza@mdh.se

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

INTERNATIONALIZATION ____________________________ Increased

investment in higher education as an instrument to achieve competitive advantage and growth has been on the agenda for decades in many parts of the world. This has led to more and more students choosing to complete some or all of their education abroad. The Bologna Process has also played an important part in increased internationalization since it encourages student mobility and renders degrees more comparable in different parts of the world. The School of Business Society and Engineering has, for many years, aimed at increased internationalization. The school participates in different networks for student, teacher and staff exchanges and offers a number of Master and Bachelor programmes as well as courses that are taught in English. Bachelor programmes taught in English • International Business Management (3 years, 180 credits) • Analytical Finance (3 years, 180 credits, offered in cooperation with the School of Education Culture and Communication) Master programmes (taught in English) • International Marketing (1 year, 60 credits) • Sustainable Energy Systems (2 years, 120 credits)

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Future Energy The research in Future Energy establishes an internationally competitive research environment focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and emission mitigation, and smarter optimization and management of future energy systems, in co-production with stakeholders including industry and other organizations. 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 the Future Energy are: Track 1: Renewable 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: Energy 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 endues 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 minimizing 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 within which there are about 10 professors and adjunct professors and over 15 senior researchers from industry. Industrial Economics and Organization 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 organization, 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 realized in collaboration with colleagues at other universities.

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION 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

SCHOOL LOCATION

___________________________ The School is strongly committed to the internationalization 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 MA and BA 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.

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

STUDENTS AND STAFF

______________________________ The School has 2,500 students and 200 faculty and staff. The School currently employs seven full-time professors, two half-time professors, five guest professors, and some 20 doctoral students.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATORS:

SUBJECT AREAS

____________________ Viktor Hennius Head of Internationalization School of Education, Culture and Communication Box 883 SE-721 23 Västerås, Sweden Phone: +46 (0) 21 10 16 08 E-mail: viktor.hennius@mdh.se

Christina Kääriä International Coordinator School of Education, Culture and Communication Box 883 SE-721 23 Västerås, Sweden Phone: +46 (0) 21 10 13 11 E-mail: christina.kaaria@mdh.se

__________________________________ Chamber Music, Comparative Literature, Didactics, Education, English, Finnish, French, German, Intercultural Communication, Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, Physics, Spanish, 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, that are in line with the overall research strategy at Mälardalen University. The School is active within three of the six prioritized research and educational areas of the University: Environment, Energy and Resource; Didactics and Intercultural Communication; and Health and Welfare. The research groups at the School are characterized 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 healthy 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. Mathematics/Applied Mathematics is a research environment and a research education subject at the School performing theoretical and applied research and research education with broad applications in engineering, natural sciences, economics, computer science, social sciences, health technologies and life sciences as well as industrial, national and international cooperation. Both theoretical and applied research in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is realized within the following three groups: - Stochastic processes, Statistics and Financial Engineering; - Engineering Mathematics; - Discrete Mathematics with Game Centre; and also in part in the group in Didactics of Mathematics. Mathematics/Applied Mathematics research environment plays important role in securing high quality of the research base for large parts of education at Mälardalen University. Algebra, analysis, functional analysis, matrix theory and operator theory, mathematical statistics, probability theory and stochastic processes, financial mathematics including analytical finance and financial engineering, optimization and operations research and discrete mathematics and game theory are parts of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics forming the core for the research in the subject and its applications at the School. Didactics and Pedagogy are unifying disciplines for several research groups at the School. The important ones are: - Research on mathematics and technology education is practice-oriented and carried out in close contact with primary and secondary, as well as higher, education. - SIDES (Studies in Intersubjectivity and Difference in Educational Settings) focus on ethics and morality in education by investigating different concepts, such as politics, justice, democracy and education, reflected in various forms of pedagogical activities. - The child pedagogy research group aims at studying children’s play and learning at pre-school and at school. The purpose is to visualize and analyze children’s interaction, play and learning in relation to the goals, methods and contents of these activities. Within the humanities, the Forum for ecocritical literature functions as a unifying research environment. Ecocriticism is an interdisciplinary field that is part of the prioritized research and educational area Intercultural Communication.

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SCHOOL OF HEALTH, CARE AND SOCIAL WELFARE 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 good reputation and our students are appreciated on the labour market.

GENERAL INFORMATION ____________________________ The

School of Health, Care and Social Welfare has 3,000 students and 200 employees, and is one of four Schools at Mälardalen University, MDH at the campus cities of Eskilstuna and Västerås in the expansive Mälardalen region., about one hour from Stockholm. The School is responsible for education and research in the Caring Science with specialization 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 biggest educators of nurses. Every year about 280 nurses graduate from MDH´s Nursing programme which, apart from the two campuses cities , is given in campus Nyköping and also 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 also offer various contract education courses by way of continuing development for professionals. Scholarly competence has steadily increased during the last few years, and about one third of the teaching staff has a doctoral degree. Several of the senior lecturers at the School are involved in research projects and are supervising Ph.D. candidates in their studies. Since September 2012, we have our own international and multidisciplinary PhD programme with 22 doctoral students in Health and Welfare. The School plays an important regional role as a centre for Caring and Health Science education in the Mälardalen region. The School cooperates closely with the two County Councils in Västmanland and Sörmland and with 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 meet representatives from the county councils and municipalities in the region for joint planning and evaluation of the University’s education programmes. The courses and study 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 at the Eskilstuna and the Västerås campus.

STUDENTS AND STAFF:

_____________________________ Full time students 2200, teachers and staff 200.

SUBJECT AREAS: __________________________________ Caring

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

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATORS:

____________________ Lillemor Fernqvist Phone: +46 (0)21 10 16 27 Fax: +46 (0) 21 10 16 33 E-mail: lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se

CURRENT RESEARCH AT THE SCHOOL:

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SCHOOL OF INNOVATION, DESIGN AND ENGINEERING Our School educates, carries out research and constantly works with society 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, Aeronautical Engineering, and Theatre. 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 was 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 at both the Eskilstuna and the Västerås campus.

STUDENTS AND STAFF:

_____________________________ The School has about 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. All students have access to the school’s computer rooms and laboratories, which can be used both during daytime and in the evenings and at weekends. All students are offered student counselling and the possibility of discussing individual study problems with their teachers, director of studies or study advisers. The School has around 200 employees. Our faculty represents the best in research and professional competence. The members of our staff have a broad background. Most of our teachers are also active researchers. Last year, 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.

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SUBJECT AREAS: __________________________________ The

School of Innovation, Design and Engineering offers courses and study programmes in the following subject areas: Innovation Technology, Product and Process Development, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics, Aeronautical Engineering, Business Studies and Information Design. We also offer courses and study programmes at postgraduate level, in the subject areas of Innovation and Design, Computer Science and Electronics.

CURRENT RESEARCH AT THE SCHOOL:

_________________ The School of Innovation, Design and Engineering 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 organized in three research profiles: Innovation and Product Realization (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 Realization, 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. MRTC’s mission 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 Financial Accounting and Consolidated Financial Statement Global and Local Marketing Strategies Intermediate Financial Accounting International Marketing 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 Organization Basics Service Management Strategic Marketing Management The Internationalisation Process of Companies

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CARING SCIENCE WITH SPECIALIZATION IN NURSING Caring from Cultural Perspectives Conceptual Base of Nursing Older Adults Evidence Based Caring/Nursing Methodology and Concepts in Caring Science/Nursing Scandinavian Welfare System and Health Organization Scientific Methods Theories and Concepts in Caring/Nursing Science Theories of Health Thesis in Caring Science Transcultural Perspective in Health, Care and Welfare

COMPUTER SCIENCE

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

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ECONOMICS

Econometrics Environmental Economics Finance Industrial Economics Intermediate Microeconomics International Economics Labour Economics Macroeconomic Theory Macroeconomics Microeconomics

ELECTRONICS

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

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ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

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

ENGLISH

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 for Academic Purposes 1 English for Academic Purposes 2 English for Academic Purposes 3 English for Business Purposes English for English Teachers I English for English Teachers II Technical English 1

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Business Strategies for Sustainable Development

GERMAN

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

Didactics in Nursing and Health Education Teamwork and Leadership in Nursing and Health Education

INFORMATION DESIGN 3D-Modeling - Basic Skills

Innovation and Creativity Management Trendspotting

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LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES

Introduction to Commercial Law

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MATHEMATICS

Abstract Algebra Actuarial Mathematics Algebra Analytical Finance I Analytical Finance II Analytical Finance with MATLAB Applied Matrix Analysis Calculus I Calculus II Differential Equations in Finance Financial and Risk Management Software Foundations of Real Analysis Introduction to Financial Mathematics Java in Analytical Finance Mathematical Logic for Computer Science Mathematics for Economics and Business Mathematics of Internet Methods of Statistical Inference Numerical Methods with MATLAB Operations Research Optimization Portfolio Theory I Portfolio Theory II Probability Probability Theory and Statistical Inference Quantum Computing and Information Simulation Stochastic Processes Time Series Analysis

OTHER SUBJECTS WITHIN TECHNOLOGY Professional Ethics

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Behavioural Medicine in Physiotherapy from a Cultural Perspective 40

PRODUCT- AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT Competitive Production Systems Industrial Excellence Production and Logistics Planning Project Management

PSYCHOLOGY

Leadership Development and Communication Stress and Conflict Management

PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE

Health Promotion - Concept, Contents and Practice Inequality in Health and Sustainable Development Inequality in Health - in a Global Perspective Thesis in Public Health Sciences

STATISTICS

Statistics for Business

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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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Building Technology Business Administration Caring Science with specialization in Nursing Computer Science Economics Electronics Energy Technology English Environmental Science German Information Design Law and Legal Studies Mathematics Product- and Process Development Psychology Public Health Science Statistics Swedish

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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 credits in the technical or natural sciences areas with at least 45 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) A deeper 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 measurementPrinciples 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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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 credits in business administration, social sciences or technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 credits with gradual progression, at least 75 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 credits with gradual progression, at least 45 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 analyze the international environment of international enterprises. 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 analyzing 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 analyzed 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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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 make 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 take well based and informed decisions. We will also look at the general rules on how to make reports that will contain the information needed in a form that the readers will understand. To help you grasp the new ideas we'll 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 organization. CONTACT PERSON: Jonas Truedsson, jonas.truedsson@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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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 credits in business administration, social sciences or technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 credits with gradual progression, at least 75 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. The Structural Frame, where structure is attuned to tasks, technology and the environment 2. The 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. The 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 also can 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 to understand theoretical concepts. The main task of the faculty is to support positively 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 come CODE:

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Marketing Basics EFO252 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. The course will introduce the students into understanding and solving marketing problems and situations. 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 credits in business administration, social sciences or technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 credits with gradual progression, at least 75 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, and; government and business. - Means of internationalisation. - Building models to solve marketing problems in an international context. CONTACT PERSON: Tobias Larsson, toon.larsson@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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Organization 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 organizational effectiveness. - How to apply organizational theories and models in connection to different business situations. - How to analyze different organizational matters based on written cases about wellknown companies. The course is divided into two parts: - Course literature (main part). Lectures, where organizational theories and models and practical examples will be presented. - Case study. Written group work, where you and your group members analyze selected organizational matters based on a written case. From this you will benefit: Knowledge of how the changing environment affects the way managers design and change organizational structure to increase organizational effectiveness is a necessity for students in Business Administration. The vocabulary and concepts of organizational theory are the same ones that management consultants, the chief operations officer, and the increasing number of managers responsible for organizational design and change use as they perform their roles and jobs - analyzing and changing organizations. CONTACT PERSON: Per Nordqvist, per.nordqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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CARING SCIENCE WITH SPECIALIZATION IN NURSING Caring from Cultural Perspectives VAE072 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 60 credits in Caring Science/Nursing or Public Health Science or Social Work or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is for the students to acquire knowledge and skills about social welfare and caring from a cultural perspective, in order to increase cultural awareness and self-knowledge: Further, the aim is for the students to enhance competence to describe culture specific conditions and diseases and analyze the living conditions for persons in different cultural settings. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CREDITS:

EFO209 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business 60 credits with gradual progression, at least 45 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. How we do: - 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. CREDITS:

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Conceptual Base of Nursing Older Adults VAE071 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 60 credits in Caring Science/Nursing or Public Health Science or Social Work or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is for the students to acquire basic knowledge of ageing and the consequence of older peoples’ life situation and living conditions in the community. The course further aims that students acquire deeper knowledge of older peoples’ multiple diseases, palliative care philosophy, and caring in end of life for older persons. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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Evidence Based Caring/Nursing VAE029 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 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 (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health, caring, nursing or medical science. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is that the students will acquire advanced knowledge about the meaning of evidence within caring science and nursing and acquire knowledge about how to develop evidence based practice in nursing. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

Scientific Methods VAE032 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 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 credits (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health, caring, nursing or medical science. COURSE CONTENT: Scientific Research Methodology is interdisciplinary and can be read to advantage by several professional categories together. In this course you can, if you have a Bachelor’s degree in the field of health, deepen and broaden your knowledge of different research methods and different perspectives. The course also provides a basis for further studies at the Master’s level in the Public Health Sciences, Physiotherapy and/or the Caring Sciences. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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Theories and Concepts in Caring/Nursing Science VAE030 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 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 (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health, caring, nursing or medical science. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is that the students will acquire advanced knowledge about concepts and theories in caring and nursing. The course comprises different philosophical and theoretical perspectives in order for students to develop their ability to exchange, critically approach and appraise knowledge and research at a scientific level. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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Theories of Health VAE028 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 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 credits (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health, caring, nursing or medical science. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is that the students will acquire advanced knowledge about theories of health. The course comprises different perspectives of health as objectives for health promotion in nursing and public health. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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COMPUTER SCIENCE Artificial Intelligence CDT312 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 and theoretical competences in Datastructures and algorithms, Object oriented programming (like C, C++ or java) and at least one additional course with a programming project that has ”data structures and algorithms” as a prerequisit. Examples to 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 intelligent. This course will enable you to grasp the basic theory and techniques in designing and building intelligence. The content of the course consists of knowledge representation, logical reasoning, search and planning, as well as decision making under uncertainty. The course is well suited for Robotics program but also suitable for many other study profiles. CONTACT PERSON: Ning Xiong, ning.xiong@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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Component Technologies CDT401 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 180 credits with at least 90 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 analyze, summarize, 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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Distributed Software Development 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 where at least 90 ECTS credits are 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:

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Embedded systems I DVA316 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 90 ECTS credits in an engineering subject or computer science, of which at least one semester (30ECTS credits) in computer engineering, computer science or electronics thatinclude 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 differs this type of systems from traditional computer systems found in e.g., desktop computers. Issues such as concerns to an environment, 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 acquaintance 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: Damir Isovic, damir.isovic@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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Transcultural Perspective in Health, Care and Welfare VAE046 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 60 credits in one of following subjects: caring science or public health science or physiotherapy or social work or social care or psychology or sociology or pedagogy or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Transcultural perspective in Health, Care and Welfare is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on theories, models and research from a transcultural perspective. The course will also prepare students to achieve 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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DVA404 CREDITS: 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 corresponding. 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 contents include, 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 development of complex embedded systems. CONTACT PERSON: Damir Isovic, damir.isovic@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

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Formal Languages, Automata and Theory of Computation DVA325 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 fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Regular languages and finite automata Context-free languages and pushdown-automata Recursively enumerable languages and Turing machines The Universal Turing machine Decidability - Stop problem Computating paradigms CONTACT PERSON: Gordana Dodig- Crnkovic, gordana.dodig-crnkovic@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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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 where 15 ECTS credits in software engineering are included or corresponding. COURSE CONTENT: The students perform individually a software project. The project can be of any type in it is done in agreement with the project supervisor. It can be software development or 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 CREDITS:

Introduction to Artificial Intelligens DVA205 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Programming in C# 7,5 ECTS credits, Data Structures, Algorithms and Program Development 7,5 ECTS credits and C# and Object-Oriented Programming 7,5 ECTS credits. COURSE CONTENT: Artificial intelligence studies how we think and how we build intelligence into web applications and computers systems able to collaborate with humans. This course will give you basic understanding and knowledge in designing and building intelligence. The course covers AI history, intelligent agents, problem solving by search, search in game, as well as planning and decision making. The course is well suited for Computer Science program but also suitable for many other study profiles. CONTACT PERSON: Ning Xiong, ning.xiong@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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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

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 corresponding. COURSE CONTENT: Computers are becoming increasingly parallel. Multicore processors, and massively parallel GPU’s, are forcing us to abandon the old way to write programs that perform one task at a time in favor of software that performs many tasks at once, on different processor cores. This kind of software construction requires both a good understanding of parallel computer architecture, good knowledge of parallel algorithms, and proficiency in parallel programming languages. This course gives basic knowledge in these three areas, both from a theoretical and practical perspective. After having finished the course you will have a solid foundation for programming the parallel computer systems of the future. CONTACT PERSON: Andreas Gustavsson, andreas.sg.gustavsson@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Industrial Robotics

Programming

DVA414 CREDITS: 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, Differential equations and transform methods 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 deeply understand 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 direct connection with the real applications on the market. After completed the course, the student will be able to model an industrial manipulator as a serial/parallel kinematic chain, analyze 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

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DVA117 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 COURSE CONTENT: The Programming course provides an exciting introduction to one of the ICT society’s most important crafts: programming. The teaching basic idea is to learn through practice. Techniques and concepts are introduced through exercises. Group Project also provides a great space for innovation and their creativity. The course knowledge is applicable in a wide range of areas: embedded systems, software engineering, interaction design, web development, and development of mobile applications, and more. CONTACT PERSON: Rikard Lindell, rikard.lindell@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CREDITS:

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COURSE CONTENT: This is a course during the last semester before the thesis work in the MasterProgram 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 playingrobots (Aros, Saga and Void*). CONTACT PERSON: Damir Isovic, damir.isovic@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

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: Project Methodology 7,5 ECTS credits, Embedded Systems I 7,5 ECTS credits or corresponding. 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 contents 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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Project Methodology DVA329 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 90 ECTS credits in computer science and/or electronics where at least 15 ECTS credits in programming are included. COURSE CONTENT: This course addresses challenges related to project management and group work in multi-disciplinary engineering projects. The course covers fundamental theory as well as practical issues with respect to a project. Several wellknown topics, such as resource management, group dynamics, etc. will be discussed. CONTACT PERSON: Peter Funk, peter.funk@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: Science theory (continuation). History of science. Basic research methodology within natural sciences and technology. Research methodology for computer science and engineering. Research education, the research society and research policy. Searching for scientific papers. Writing and presentation of a scientific paper. Review and opposition of scientific papers. CONTACT PERSON: Gordana Dodig- Crnkovic, gordana.dodig-crnkovic@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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Safety Critical Systems Engineering DVA321 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 where at least 60 ECTS credits computer science and 7,5 ECTS credits software engineering or corresponding COURSE CONTENT: In this course a ’Safety Case’ for an industry related application such as e.g., 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 e.g., ’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 e.g., ’ISO 26262’ will be covered. CONTACT PERSON: Kristina Lundqvist, kristina.lundqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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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, corresponds to courses in programming of 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 theoretical knowledge needed to work as a software engineer, and 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, corresponds 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 go through a whole software engineering project, including 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 within 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 verification 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 latest 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 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 credits in Economics (at least 15 credits finished when the course starts), 15 credits in Statistics. COURSE CONTENT: The course provides students with an understanding of basic methods for statistical analysis of economic data, and with the ability to use these CODE:

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AUTUMN SEMESTER STUDY PERIOD 1 AND 2 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

Finance NAA106 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 22.5 credits when the course starts or (ii) have studied 30 credits in Economics and have passed at least 15 credits when the course starts and have also passed 15 credits in Business Administration, provided that at least 7.5 credits are credits in financial and management accounting. 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 firm's optimal capital structure (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 credits in Economics. 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 optimization problems, and to apply these methods to households utility maximization, deriving household demand, and to firms profit maximization and cost minimization, 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 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 credits in Economics (at least 15 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. Labor economics is the study of the labor market from an economic perspective. Students learn to analyze how the interactions of the labor market agents, such as individuals, firms, organizations, and government, determines labor market participation, employment and unemployment, as well as wages and other aspects of labor contracts. Labor supply and demand is studied, with applications to labor market participation, employment and working hours. A flow perspective of the labor 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 labor 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 corresponding. 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 corresponding. 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 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 corresponding. 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 corresponding. 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 system ERA204 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits (ECTS credits), of which at least 22, 5 credits are within thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer. 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 optimization are performed. Moreover this course CODE:

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will introduce the student in 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

linguistics and literature. It comprises the modules American Literature and Ecocriticism, Essay in English Studies, and Social and Regional Variation. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Sustainable Energy Systems - Advanced studies

English 3, Essay in English Studies

ERA306 CREDITS: 20 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 75% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits of completed courses in science and / or technology including 15 credits at advanced level and at least 65 credits within energy technology. Knowledge within heat and power technology, thermal processes, and process simulation is required. 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

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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 credits in English as a major subject. COURSE CONTENT: ENA306 Social and regional variation - 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 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication 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: At least 120 credits of completed courses in science and / or technology including 15 credits at advanced level and at least 65 credits within energy technology. Knowledge within heat and power technology, thermal processes, and process simulation is required. 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 CODE:

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English for Academic Purposes 1 HEN002 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Preparatory level 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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ENGLISH English 1 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 minimum 6.5 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@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 credits, and English 2, 30 credits (of which at least 22.5 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@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: At least 60 credits in English as a major subject. COURSE CONTENT: This course provides comprehensive further studies of English CODE:

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HEN301 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits 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'll 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CREDITS:

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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 minimum 6.5 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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English for English Teachers I ENA023 15 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 minimum 6.5 and no section below 5.5. COURSE CONTENT: This course is the first course in English Studies for students within the teacher programme. The objective is to develop the students’ knowledge and skills regarding the English language as well as language teaching. The focus is on proficiency and communication (including grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as oral and written forms of communication). CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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AUTUMN SEMESTER STUDY PERIOD 1 AND 2 English for English Teachers II ENA024 CREDITS: 15 START PERIOD: 2 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 minimum 6.5 and no section below 5.5. COURSE CONTENT: This course is the second course in English Studies for students within the teacher programme, whose knowledge and skills regarding the English language, as well as language teaching, are developed further. The focus is on basic English linguistics (semantics, phonetics and syntax), as well as literature (contemporary works, terminology and methods). CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES Introduction to Commercial Law EHA012 15 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: General requirements for university studies in Sweden COURSE CONTENT: The course intends to give the student basic knowledge of European Community law, the rules regarding Business Contracts in International Markets, Commercial law with focus on Intellectual property law and Competition law and Tax law for individuals working abroad. CONTACT PERSON: Anna af Burén, anna.af.buren@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MATHEMATICS

Business Strategies for Sustainable Development

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WMX042 CREDITS: 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 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 strategically perspective regarding environmental and social issues and environmental policies in companies, public and non-governmental organizations from 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 organizations in their surrounding world is analyzed with organizational 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 organizations who practically work with environmental and social sustainability issues. CONTACT PERSON: Birgitta Schwartz, birgitta.schwarz@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering

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GERMAN German, Beginners' Course (Level 1) TYA003 15 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: 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 first oral and written communicative skills. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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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: In theory and practice this course gives an introduction to 3D computer design. It gives an overview of possibilities and tools, it 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:

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Algebra MMA301 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Completed three years of upper secondary school with specialization in mathematics or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Systems of linear equations occur frequently in economics as well as in other sciences where quantitative methods are used. The systems can be very large and contain thousands of variables and conditions. Different numerical methods are used to solve such systems on computers. Matrix is a key concept for these methods and the course focuses on this very important mathematical object and its properties. Vectors are introduced and studied in the three dimensional space. Methods of calculating lengths of vectors and angles between them are discussed and used to solve problems concerning lines and planes. The geometrical meaning of vectors is very helpful when one tries to understand and explain what happens during the process of determining solutions to large linear systems. The course is given in English. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@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 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Probability 7,5 credits or 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, futures, 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 provide 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CREDITS:

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MMA501 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits in the technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics areas where Linear Algebra 7,5 credits or 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CREDITS:

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Now 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication COURSE CONTENT:

MMA708 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Analytical Finance I 7,5 credits or 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Introduction to Financial Mathematics 7,5 credits and Numerical Methods with MATLAB 7,5 credits or equivalent are included. 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 as both computation and visualisation tool in solving these problems. Our aim is to give you the skill to solve financial problems using modern computation and visualization tools. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@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: At least 120 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Calculus II 7,5 credits and Algebra 7,5 credits or equivalent is included. 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 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 optimization, 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, as well as the capacity for independent analysis and solution of mathematical problems and models is trained. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@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 credits or 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Java in Analytical Finance MMA710 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 credits or 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@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 credits or 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Mathematics for Economics and Business

MAA305 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Algebra 7,5 hp and Calculus I 7,5 credits or 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 basic theory of functions of more than one variable and applications in economics and business. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication

MMA300 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. COURSE CONTENT: To be prepared for studying the mathematical part of Analytical Finance you need not only technical skill but also a clear understanding of concepts. Indeed conceptual understanding and technical skill go hand in hand, each reinforcing the other; both are necessary for success, not only in mathematics, but also in subsequent economical courses. A student also needs an appreciation that mathematics contains great ideas that can be used to model economical and financial situations. The course presents opportunities for students to discover this practical power of mathematics. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Differential Equations in Finance

Numerical Methods with MATLAB

MMA712 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Analytical Finance I 7,5 credits or equivalent is included.

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MMA307 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Algebra 7,5 credits and Calculus I 7,5 credits or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Numerical methods are used to solve mathematical problems by the help of computers. In economics and engineering different mathematical models CREDITS:

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AUTUMN SEMESTER STUDY PERIOD 1 AND 2 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 focus on some of the most important methods to solve mathematical problems with the aid of a computer. The World spread numerical software package MATLAB is introduced and used throughout the course. Explicitly 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, applications in economics e.g. valuation of fixed income securities, Black-Scholes model and pricing American options by binomial lattices. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication

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 equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The course presents basic concepts and methods of probability theory and statistical inference, and provides increased skills in application of these disciplines in science, technology and economics. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Quantum Computing and Information MAA509 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural science, business administration or economics including Calculus II 7.5 credits and Discrete Mathematics 7.5 credits or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is to introduce the fundamental ideas, concepts and principles used to analyze 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 factorizations, 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 factorization, 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 the 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

Optimization MAA700 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Operations Research 7,5 credits is included as well as some course or courses the learning outcomes of which include knowledge of some programming language or of use of MATLAB. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of this advanced course is to give the students insights into basic optimization theory and ability to master efficient algorithms and numerical methods for solving all major classes of optimization 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 optimization, quadratic models, portfolio optimization. Statistical models: Maximum likelihood estimation. Linear and nonlinear parameter estimation: theory and algorithms, models, power system analysis, volatility estimation. Practical solutions of optimization problems in Matlab using the Optimization Toolbox and self-implemented methods. Examples of applications: defining, setting up, solving and analyzing results from optimization models from mathematical finance, statistics, power system analysis and problems related to environmental issues. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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MAA314 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Methods of Statistical Inference 7,5 credits or 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 the key role in the 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

Probability MMA306 CREDITS: 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 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 e.g. for stock prices and option prices. After having completed the course you will possess the skills of probabilistic modelling of real world situations. The content of the course is an important ingredient of the theoretical base of further courses in the Analytical Finance program such as Actuarial Mathematics, Stochastic Processes and Statistical Inference. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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MMA701 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Probability 7,5 credits or 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 equationas 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 pricing of options and other derivatives. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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PRODUCT- AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT Competitive Production Systems KPP202 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Innovative Production and logistics 7,5 credits or equivalent and a Bachelor's degree in the fields of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 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 credits with at least 22,5 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics with one year of working experience in the industry. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is to give general understanding of the CODE:

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impact of competitive production and logistics in industrial operations. Participants shall gain understanding of the development of production and logistics over time and the present challenge for Swedish industry and shall also make reflections over coming challenges within the subject. CONTACT PERSON: Anders Hellström, anders.hellstrom@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

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 on level 1 out of 3 at advanced level in Product and Process Development whereof at least 15 ECTS 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 concept of "Industrial Excellence" and "Competitive Production Systems", what it means, 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 is 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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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: Innovative production and logistics 7,5 ECTS credits or Business Administration 7,5 ECTS credits and a Bachelor's degree in the fields of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 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 credits with at least 22,5 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics with one year of working experience in the industry. 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 sequencing. 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 CODE:

PSYCHOLOGY Leadership Development and Communication SPS139 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. COURSE CONTENT: Drawing from a wider range of theories in the social sciences, the course sheds light upon the significance of social relations and communication for leadership at the interpersonal and organisational levels. In addition to this and both in written and oral mode - the course focuses applications of leadership theories in real-life situations. CONTACT PERSON: Agneta Brav, agneta.brav@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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Stress and Conflict Management PSA110 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. COURSE CONTENT: In the course focus is on the physiology and psychology of stress and how to prevent and relieve stress. The second part of the course deals with interpersonal conflicts, and how to handle them. CONTACT PERSON: Agneta Brav, agneta.brav@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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KPP304 CREDITS: 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 15 credits Business Administration related courses,15 credits engineering science, 15 credits industrial production and/or product development and a Bachelor's degree in the fields of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 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 credits with at least 22,5 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics with 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 organization 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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Health Promotion - Concept, Contents and Practice FHA018 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 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 credits (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health or caring or nursing or medical science or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The objective of the course is that students acquire further, in-depth knowledge of the development, principles, and working methods of modern health promotion, especially within the health-care sector and on the basis of the WHO's, as well as national, public-health objectives. Students are further expected to be able to analyze, present, and discuss strategies relevant to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public-health work. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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FHA017 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 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 credits (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health or caring or nursing or medical science or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The tackling inequalities in health are a key prerequisite for attaining sustainable population health development. Considerable differences in health outcomes can be seen in most countries in the world. One of the most striking examples are the impact of social status and gender. In this course the students will deepen their theoretical knowledge of the causes of health gaps. They will also develop their understanding of principles for reducing the gaps. Achieved skills and abilities are included in the frames of Public Health, Health Management and Health Planning. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level II HSV103 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Prior knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to the completed beginner's course, Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 points, or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Swedish for Foreign Students, Continuation Course. The course builds upon HSV102 and develops the language skills the student has acquired in the beginner's course. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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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 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 analyze real world economic data. CONTACT PERSON: Madeleine Lundberg, madeleine.lundberg@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level III HSV104 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Prior knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to the completed continuation course, Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 points. COURSE CONTENT: Swedish for Foreign Students, Continuation Course. The course develops the language skills the student has acquired in HSV102 and HSV103. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society SVA008 30 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. COURSE CONTENT: This course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of, and skills in, the Swedish language, as well as some understanding of Swedish society and culture. CONTACT PERSON: Viktor Hennius, viktor.hennius@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Scandinavian Studies 3: Language, History and Literature SVA114 30 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Previous knowledge corresponding to the courses Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society (30 credits) and Scandinavian Studies 2: Language and Culture (30 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 modern breakthrough period up to the present with emphasis on Swedish literature. One theme within the subject area will be covered by project work. CONTACT PERSON: Viktor Hennius, viktor.hennius@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level I HSV102 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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BUILDING TECHNOLOGY Energy Optimization for Buildings WBT014 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits in the technical or natural sciences areas with at least 90 credits in Building and/or Energy Engineering. 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 optimization regarding costs of energy, investment, maintenance etc. You will get practice in critical evaluations, and will be able to understand and utilize 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: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 credits in business administration, social sciences or technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 credits with gradual progression, at least 75 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 covers: - Discuss and analyze the concepts regarding contemporary issues in marketing based on the student's own findings. - To some extent perform business intelligence by collecting and analyzing information related to 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: 2 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business 30 credits, at least 22.5 credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. COURSE CONTENT: The learning objectives of this course are to give an understanding about the controller function in today's organisations: i.e. in which areas should you be versed in to function as a controller in today's organisations. The learning objectives also include describing 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 into the subject in which relevant topics in management accounting are connected to the function of management and are brought up and problemized. The course Cost and Management Accounting II you will study how the accounting manager use 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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Financial Accounting and Consolidated Financial Statement FOA206 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business Administration 60 credits with progression, including at least 15 credits of financial accounting. At least 45 credits in Business Administration must be completed by course start. COURSE CONTENT: The course aims at further enhance the understanding of central concepts, models and practices in financial accounting in companies as well as in CODE:

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group of companies. The course include practical examples and cases in a business context highlighting approaches to and logics of financial reporting as an integral part of decision making and corporate governance. The course is based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from a European perspective. The content can also be useful in many non-European settings using IFRS. The lectures and seminars help the student to acquire skills and ability to use, interpret and analyze financial reports in international business environment preparing the student for a more senior position in the accounting arena. CONTACT PERSON: Jonas Truedsson, jonas.truedsson@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering

Intermediate Financial Accounting FOA125 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business at basic level 30 credits, at least 22.5 credits must be completed at the beginning of the course. 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 at 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 analyze financial reports in international business environment with special focus on the European context. The content of the course covers central concepts, models and practices in financial accounting. The course also comprise of 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 CODE:

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Managing the Multinational Enterprise FOA203 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business Administration 60 credits with progression. At least 45 credits must be completed by course start. 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 company's operations going. A company that grows internationally needs to continuously adapt to its environment and that inflicts on the internal structure and possibilities to organize the company's activities effectively. To keep the 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, analyze 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: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business Administration 30 credits, at least 22.5 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 a company’s marketing and business efforts. The course reviews different technologies that companies and organizations 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 interorganizational in business-to-business and analyses how these make companies more efficient as well as reviews contemporary technologies as mobile business solutions. Besides the theoretical founded lectures and seminars CODE:

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SPRING SEMESTER STUDY PERIOD 1 AND 2 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 shall be carried out and in what area you want to focus, all 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 a company’s marketing. This course is useful for anyone that sees themselves in a position where he or she takes decisions about marketing, sales or purchasing - especially in a modern and ITsupported 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

Marketing Systems EFO217 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 credits in business administration, social sciences or technology. Alternatively Business Administration 90 credits with gradual progression, at least 75 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 analyze the concepts making up the environment of a company based on their interactions. - Means of internationalization. - 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:

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Service Management FOA105 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 30 credits in Business Administration. COURSE CONTENT: The course will give you critical skills and gain 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 student active participation as based on the students taking responsibility for running the seminars and also participate in the preparation and active participation at each occasion. In a 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 serviceproducing organisation/company. CONTACT PERSON: Ingemar Haglund, ingemar.haglund@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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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 upon 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 make 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 a company's strategic choices and position in the market. 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; - apply theories and models and other collected and scrutinized material to an organization 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: 2 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business 30 credits, at least 22.5 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 internationalize, 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 internationalization of your company. The course is also a good foundation if you wish to further study international marketing and business at out university. In this course we practice reading, writing, discussing and analyzing as means to attain knowledge on the internationalization process. CONTACT PERSON: Cecilia Lindh, cecilia.lindh@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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CARING SCIENCE WITH SPECIALIZATION IN NURSING Methodology and Concepts in Caring Science/Nursing VAE053 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 60 credits in Caring Science/Nursing or Public Health Science or Social Work or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is for the students to acquire basic knowledge about qualitative research methods, develop their critical and problemizing attitude and formulate a caring science research rationale. Focus in 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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Scandinavian Welfare System and Health Organization VAE054 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 60 credits in Caring Science/Nursing or Public Health Science or Social Work or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is for the students to acquire basic knowledge about social welfare history, policy processes, systems and organizations 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 the society and also examples of laws and rules within different authorities and organizations 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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Strategic Marketing Management EFO210 15 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Business Administration 60 credits with progression. At least 45 credits must be completed by course start. 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 CODE:

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Thesis in Caring Science VAE021 CREDITS: 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Bachelors degree in Nursing or Caring Science. COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is for students to acquire further advanced knowledge in illustrating, analyzing, conceptualizing and also accounting for a study in caring science. Students will also develop their capacity to exchange information at a scientific level. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

Transcultural Perspective in Health, Care and Welfare VAE046 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 60 credits in one of following subjects: caring science or public health science or physiotherapy or social work or social care or psychology or sociology or pedagogy or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Transcultural perspective in Health, Care and Welfare is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on theories, models and research from a transcultural perspective. The course will also prepare students to achieve 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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COMPUTER SCIENCE Advanced Component-Based Software Engineering CDT501 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 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 principals for building software systems from components. The students learn about software component models, their specifications, component-based development processes, component compositions, and different type of analysis of component-based systems. The course is research oriented. 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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OpenGL Shading Language, color, BRDFs, anisotrophic shading, shadows, global illumination, ray tracing. CONTACT PERSON: Thomas Larsson, thomas.larsson@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Computer Graphics: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms CDT408 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits where theoretical knowledge and practical competences 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, 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 operation 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 Network I, distance course DVA108 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: Network fundamentals, routing protocols and concepts. OSIreferencemodel, TCP/IP, IP-networks including IP-subnets. Ethernet, LAN, WAN, networkcomponents, router configuration, routing, routing protocols, switching, networkterminology and traffic filtering. CONTACT PERSON: Conny Collander, conny.collander@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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Distributed Systems CDT316 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 theoretical knowledge and good practical competences 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 andsafety. CONTACT PERSON: Mats Björkman, mats.bjorkman@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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CDT406 15 START PERIOD: 2 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. Theoretical knowledge and practical competences in fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence. COURSE CONTENT: There are several algorithms in Artificial intelligence that solves 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 right algorithm for a given problem and integrate it into a system in an efficient way. CONTACT PERSON: Ning Xiong, ning.xiong@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

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DVA406 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 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 where at least 15 ECTS credits in programming are included. COURSE CONTENT: There are several algorithms in Artificial intelligence that solves 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 right algorithm for a given problem and integrate it into a system in an efficient way. CONTACT PERSON: Damir Isovic, damir.isovic@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CREDITS:

DVA427 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 90 credits where theoretical and practical competences 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. CREDITS:

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Model-Driven Engineering DVA411 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 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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Software Engineering 3: Software Architecture and Processes DVA422 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 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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DVA409 15 START PERIOD: 2 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 corresponding. 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 oneor perhaps two companies (although purely in-house academic projects can occur, backed up by a company). The project, in association with the company (-ies) draw 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 to be carried out, according to their plan, and final report, which describes the design, implementation, testing procedures and analysis of results against established goals and requirements. A final prototype or similar together with a full report will be handed in. CONTACT PERSON: Damir Isovic, damir.isovic@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Real-Time Systems I, distance course CDT308 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 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 competences 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 the topics such as timeliness, real-time scheduling, operating system support, resource usage, design of real-time systems, realtime 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; clustring and fuzzy systems. CONTACT PERSON: Damir Isovic, damir.isovic@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: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 90 ECTS in computer science, including basic knowledge of software engineering. COURSE CONTENT: The use of software in safety-critical real-time systems like, e.g., automotive or avionics domains, has increased dramatically during 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 CODE:

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NAA109 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. 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 CREDITS:

Industrial Economics NAA300 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Economics 60 credits (at least 45 credits finished when the course starts). COURSE CONTENT: The aim of the course is to explore some recent developments in the field of Industrial Economics, using a rather formal (mathematical) analysis. The course covers the following topics: modern industry structure and performance; non-cooperative oligopoly models; cooperative games; product differentiation and monopolistic competition; non-linear pricing; limited and asymmetric information; regulation and deregulation. CONTACT PERSON: Christos Papahristodoulou, christos.papahristodoulou@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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International Economics NAA110 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. 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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Macroeconomic Theory

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NAA302 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Economics 60 credits (at least 45 credits finished when the course starts). COURSE CONTENT: The course analyzes how consumers, firms, the government, and the international economy interact on markets for goods, labor, physical and financial capital, and currencies. Models are developed for aggregate analysis of each of these markets and their interdependences. The theories presented deal with output determination, capital formation, consumption, savings, employment, unemployment, international trade, interest rates and exchange rates. The role of the government is analyzed and the scope for relevant economic policy discussed. The emphasis is on the long run development of the economy, such as causes and effects of economic growth and the structure of international trade, but the short and intermediate time horizon with adjustment and business cycles are also treated. A theme in the course is how macroeconomic relationships are founded in microeconomic analysis. CONTACT PERSON: Johan Lindén, johan.linden@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering

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Macroeconomics NAA108 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. 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 analyzed. 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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Microeconomics NAA107 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. 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 to the market economies. During 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 labor 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 CODE:

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ELECTRONICS

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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 corresponding. 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 supervisorwill 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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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 corresponding. 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 CREDITS:

ELA402 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 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 arises with the registration of physiological parameters are explored. CONTACT PERSON: Maria Lindén, maria.linden@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CREDITS:

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ELA406 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 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 corresponding. 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 analyzed 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, localization and pose estimation is a crucial problem in mobile robotics, so methods for sensors fusion and 3D mapping will presented. To this purpose specific attention will be reserved to computer vision; in particular, monocular and binocular vision will be presented together 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, since exploiting a full 6D pose estimation. Once the robot is localized in a reconstructed 3D environment, fundamental methods for path planning and obstacle detection / avoidance will be also needed and provided by the course. CONTACT PERSON: Giacomo Spampinato, giacomo.spampinato@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering CODE:

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ELA407 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 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 fundamental knowledge in analysis and modelling of linear dynamical systems, and provides 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 analyze 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 CREDITS:

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SPRING SEMESTER STUDY PERIOD 1 AND 2 Project in electronics CEL405 CREDITS: 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 corresponding. 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:

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 corresponding. 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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Sensor Technique CEL401 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 where theoretical knowledge and practical competences 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 out there, how fast do I drive or how much does the fish weigh? 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 on the performance of certain sensors and how to build a system for measuring physical quantities. It also gives you an insight on 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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ENERGY TECHNOLOGY International energy systems ERA301 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits (ECTS credits) within natural science or other technical education with basic knowledge of heat and mass balances including heat transfer and thermodynamics. 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 level 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 CODE:

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Process modelling ERA302 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 60 hp natural science or other technical education with basic knowledge of heat and mass balances including heat transfer and thermodynamics. At least 30 credits (ECTS credits) in mathematics/applied mathematics of which at least 7,5 hp are within advanced level is required. CODE:

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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 discretization techniques. CONTACT PERSON: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering

Process optmization ERA303 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits (ECTS credits) within natural science or other technical education with basic knowledge of heat and mass balances including heat transfer and thermodynamics. At least 30 credits (ECTS credits) within mathematics/ applied mathematics of which at least 7.5 credits (ECTS credits) are within numerical methods. At least 7.5 credits (ECTS credits) within programming. COURSE CONTENT: In this course, theories behind optimization and solving practical optimization problems in the energy area are discussed. Dynamic optimization 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 optimization from an economical perspective. CONTACT PERSON: Elena Tomas Aparicio, elena.tomas.aparicio@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Business, Society and Engineering CODE:

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Process simulation ERA304 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 90 credits (ECTS credits), of which at least 7, 5 are within mathematical modeling or equivalent experience. 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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ENGLISH English 2 ENA200 30 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: English 1, 30 credits (of which at least 22.5 credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: In English 2 you'll 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'll get an overview of important historical episodes in the English-speaking world, and you'll 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'll sample a range of sub-disciplines in English linguistics, including the history of the English language. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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English 2 Language in Context ENA202 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: English 1, 30 credits (of which at least 22.5 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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English 2, Linguistics 2 ENA204 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: English 1, 30 credits (of which at least 22.5 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

English 2, Literature 2 ENA203 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: English 1, 30 credits (of which at least 22.5 credits passed at the start of the course), or the equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Literature 2 builds on your previous studies in English and offers an historical review of English literature. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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English for Academic Purposes 1 HEN002 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Preparatory level 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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GERMAN German, Preparatory Course (Level 2) TYA005 15 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: German from three years of upper secondary school or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: This level 2 course builds on a basic knowledge of German, acquired for example through the course ”German, beginner’s 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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HEALTH CARE EDUCATION Didactics in Nursing and Health Education VAA011 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 (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health, caring, nursing or medical science. COURSE CONTENT: In this course the students will develop their understanding about the theoretical and practical pedagogical principles that exists in the field of nursing education. The students will gain a broad understanding of the evolution of nursing education as an educational field and together examine the challenges for educators in the Health care area that exist in times of globalization. Also the students will have the possibility to develop their skills in different didactic methods such as; Pedagogic Drama, Problem Based Learning, Aesthetic Learning and Creative Learning. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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Teamwork and Leadership in Nursing and Health Education

English for Academic Purposes 3 HEN112 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% 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 minimum 6.5 and no section below 5.5. COURSE CONTENT: English for Academic Purposes 3 offers an opportunity to put your knowledge of English to work on a range of communicative tasks. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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English for Business Purposes HEN107 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 minimum 6.5 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 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication

VAA012 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 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 (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health, caring, nursing or medical science. COURSE CONTENT: The course has the aim of letting the student acquire basic knowledge about leadership, teamwork and organization in health care and health care education. There is a focus on organized behaviour, leadership and teamwork. The course is implemented as lectures, traditional and untraditional seminars and as an individual presentation of a topic within the frames of the course. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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Technical English 1 ENA104 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: This course focuses on communication skills in English for people who work in technical fields. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT Innovation and Creativity Management INO402 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 180 credits of higher education. COURSE CONTENT: The course consists of theoretical and empirical studies. Theory 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 processes. 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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Trendspotting INO101 7.5 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA CODE:

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SPRING SEMESTER STUDY PERIOD 1 AND 2 General requirements for university studies in Sweden. Scanning of multiple sources and evaluation with 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 PREREQUISITES:

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MATHEMATICS Actuarial Mathematics MMA713 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits in the technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics areas where Probability 7,5 credits or equivalent is included. 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 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Calculus I MMA302 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Three years of upper secondary school with specialization in mathematics. COURSE CONTENT: Many problems in business and economics (as well as in many other fields) can be described by functions of a real variable. For instance: How does the cost of production change when production increase? What is the marginal cost of production? How many units should be produced in order to maximize the company's profit? What is the net excess profit of investment plan A over investment plan B? CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Financial and Risk Management Software MMA709 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits in the technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics areas where Analytical Finance II 7,5 credits or equivalent is included. COURSE CONTENT: An introduction to systems that are used by financial institutions for trading and risk management. Along with the basics of trading system usage, SQL and Python will be covered to further extend system functionality. After this course the student will have a good understanding of what a trading system is and how it is used at various departments of a trading organization. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Introduction to Financial Mathematics MAA303 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Either 7,5 credits in economics or Financial Accounting I 7,5 credits or equivalent. Also required are Calculus I 7,5 credits or 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 utilized in the financial industry. The course will give an introduction to some basic notions CODE:

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such as, cash-flows, interest rates, present value, option pricing and arbitrage, in mathematical finance. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication

Mathematics of Internet MAA507 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 120 credits from one/some of these subjects/disciplines: engineering, science, business administration or economics including Discrete Mathematics 7.5 credits and Basic vector algebra 7.5 hp. 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 technology and 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Methods of Statistical Inference MMA308 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits in the technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics areas where Probability 7,5 credits or 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@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 credits and Calculus I 7,5 credits or 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 focus on some of the most important methods to solve mathematical problems with the aid of a computer. The World spread numerical software package MATLAB is introduced and used throughout the course. Explicitly 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, applications in economics e.g. valuation of fixed income securities, Black-Scholes model and pricing American options by binomial lattices. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Operations Research MAA315 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits in the technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics areas where Calculus II 7,5 credits and Numerical Methods 7,5 credits or equivalent are included COURSE CONTENT: Optimization, 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 optimization, with emphasis on basic theory and methods for continuous linear and nonlinear as well as discrete linear optimization problems. Two examples of optimization 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 optimization modelling languages using state-of-the-art software. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

Portfolio Theory II MMA705 CREDITS: 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits in the technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics areas where Portofolio Theory I 7,5 credits or 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 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. There is a project during the course. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

Professional Ethics CDT409 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 150 credits from an institution of higher education. COURSE CONTENT: Topics covered include 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 exchange pro- and contra outlooks 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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PHYSIOTHERAPY Behavioural Medicine in Physiotherapy from a Cultural Perspective VSG019 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least two years of higher studies in physical therapist education or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: The course is designed for you who are an international student in physiotherapy at the school of Health, care and Social Welfare. You will get an overview of how laws and regulations and cultural aspects can influence the work of a physical therapist. You will also learn the basic concepts of behavioral medicine and motivational interviewing and understand how these concepts are related to the treatment of a patient. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CODE:

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PRODUCT- AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT Applied Operations Research and Logistics

Simulation MAA313 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 60 credits in the technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics areas where Methods of Statistical Inference 7,5 credits or 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 advantage as well as the disadvantage of the use of different simulation techniques and to give examples of applications in finance. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Time Series Analysis MMA702 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 120 credits totally from these areas: technical, natural sciences, business administration or economics where Stochastic Processes 7,5 credits or 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 specialties than analytical finance and financial engineering. The examples used in the course are selected from time series applications economics, finance and insurance. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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OTHER SUBJECTS WITHIN TECHNOLOGY

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2: 2013-11-11

2013-09-02 - 2013-11-10

PPU405 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Production and logistics planning 7,5 credits or Planning and control 7,5 credits or equivalent and a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 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 credits with at least 22,5 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics with one year of working experience in the industry. COURSE CONTENT: Operations Research is concerned with the application of mathematical modeling of 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 CODE:

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Production-, Maintenance- and Quality Management PPU404 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Innovative Production and logistics 7,5 credits and Process Quality 7,5 credits or equivalent and a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics or a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of economics, business or science from an institution of higher CODE:

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SPRING SEMESTER STUDY PERIOD 1 AND 2 education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics with one year of working experience in the industry. COURSE CONTENT: The course aims to give an understanding of production and quality development within the industrial operations. After the course, the students should be able to apply modern methods and activities to conduct developments within the production processes. They will also be able to lead development work independently and have the ability to analyze 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

Supply Chain Management KPP241 7.5 START PERIOD: 2 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: Second cycle LOCATION: ESKILSTUNA LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: At least 22,5 credits on advanced level in product and process development and a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of technology from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits with at least 22,5 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 credits with at least 22,5 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics with 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 by/ to manufacture questions and the connection between the value chain and the work in product development. The aim of the course is also to give a deeper discussion and 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 CODE:

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FHA006 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 50% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: 15 credits in Public health sciences or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: People are healthier and live longer, however there is still an imbalance between socioeconomic groups, men and women, people from different countries/cultures, even though our world has developed. A lot of the inequalities can be avoided since they are related to peoples living conditions, and which are dictated by factors such as politics, economy, and culture. If you are interested in global health inequalities this is the online course for you. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare CREDITS:

Thesis in Public Health Sciences FHA024 15 START PERIOD: 1 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 credits (180 ECTS credits) within the fields of public health, caring, nursing or medical science. COURSE CONTENT: On applying for work after taking your degree, you will find that many employers are particularly looking for whether you have the ability to lead a project and clearly and concisely describe the work and present it to different target groups. Quite a number of Public Health Sciences students have got their first jobs by having sent in their degree projects. The aim of the course is that you will be able, on completion of the course, to independently plan, carry out and present a scholarly project in the Public Health Sciences. CONTACT PERSON: Lillemor Fernqvist, lillemor.fernqvist@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2: 2013-11-11

2013-09-02 - 2013-11-10

SVA009 30 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Previous knowledge corresponding to the course Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society (30 credits). COURSE CONTENT: The purposes of the course is to provide students with increased knowledge of, and skills in, language, historical development, culture and society in Scandinavia, with special emphasis on Sweden. CONTACT PERSON: Viktor Hennius, viktor.hennius@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Scandinavian Studies 3: Language, History and Literature SVA114 30 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Full time LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Previous knowledge corresponding to the courses Scandinavian Studies 1: Language and Society (30 credits) and Scandinavian Studies 2: Language and Culture (30 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 modern breakthrough period up to the present with emphasis on Swedish literature. One theme within the subject area will be covered by project work. CONTACT PERSON: Viktor Hennius, viktor.hennius@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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HSV102 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: General requirements for university studies in Sweden. 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: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CREDITS:

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Inequality in Health - in a Global Perspective

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level I

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level II HSV103 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Prior knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to the completed beginner's course, Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 points, or equivalent is required for admission to the course. COURSE CONTENT: Swedish for Foreign Students, Continuation Course. The course builds upon HSV102 and develops the language skills the student has acquired in the beginner's course. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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Swedish for Foreign Students, level III HSV104 7.5 START PERIOD: 1 STUDY PACE: Part time 25% LEVEL OF EDUCATION: First cycle LOCATION: VÄSTERÅS LANGUAGE: English PREREQUISITES: Swedish for Foreign Students, 7,5 points, or equivalent. COURSE CONTENT: Swedish for Foreign Students, Continuation Course. The course develops the language skills the student has acquired in HSV102 and HSV103. CONTACT PERSON: Christina Kääriä, christina.kaaria@mdh.se SCHOOL: School of Education, Culture and Communication CODE:

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