1. Course title

Numeeriset menetelmät tieteellisessä laskennassa
Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing
Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53369 Tieteellinen laskenta III, 10 op.

3. Course status: optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master’s Programme in Materials Research

-Which module does the course belong to?
MATR3002 Computational Materials Physics, Advanced Studies
MATR3003 Medical Physics and Biophysics, Advanced Studies
MATR3006 Electronics and Industrial Physics, Advanced Studies
PAP3001 Astrophysical Sciences, Advanced Studies
TCM300 Theoretical and Computational Methods, Advanced Studies

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

 Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
(possible also for Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8)

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

-The recommended time for completion may be, e.g., after certain relevant courses have
been completed.

Can be taken in the early or later stages of studies. 

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

-The course may be offered in the autumn or spring term or both.
-If the course is not offered every year, this must be indicated here.
-Specification of the teaching period when the course will be offered

Given every second year (odd years) in the spring term.

7. Scope of the course in credits

10 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Antti Kuronen

9. Course learning outcomes

-Description of the learning outcomes provided to students by the course
- See the competence map (

10. Course completion methods

-Will the course be offered in the form of contact teaching, or can it be taken as a distance
learning course?
-Description of attendance requirements (e.g., X% attendance during the entire course or
during parts of it)
-Methods of completion

11. Prerequisites

-Description of the courses or modules that must be completed before taking this course or
what other prior learning is required

12. Recommended optional studies

-What other courses are recommended to be taken in addition to this course?
-Which other courses support the further development of the competence provided by this

If you are interested in continuing in the subject course  53382 Tools for high performance computing is recommended.

13. Course content

-Description of the course content


14. Recommended and required literature

-What kind of literature and other materials are read during the course (reading list)?
-Which works are set reading and which are recommended as supplementary reading?

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

-See the competence map (
-Student activities
-Description of how the teacher’s activities are documented

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

-See the competence map (
-The assessment practices used are directly linked to the learning outcomes and teaching
methods of the course.

17. Teaching language