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CO903 Learning Outcomes


LEARNING OUTCOMES (By the end of the module the student should be able to....)

Teaching and learning methods enabling students to achieve this learning outcome.

Assessment methods will measuring the achievement of this learning outcome.

(a) Subject knowledge and understanding

Students should have a conceptual understanding of [deterministic] chaos and strange attractors.
They should have systematic knowledge and practical experience of methods for analysing the long time behaviour of differential equations and iterated mappings.
They should be self-directing in addressing a wide a range of applications in physical, biological and engineering sciences.

Lectures; Classwork including in groups/teams, plus feedback; problem solving and feedback; directed reading; private study.

Oral examination;
Written reports.

(b) Key Skills

They should be able to work effectively in a team.
They should be able to create mathematical models of complex systems.


Lectures, reading, classwork


Reports; oral examination

(c) Cognitive Skills

They should be able to evaluate, interpret and judge numerical data critically.


Written reports, oral examination

(d) Subject-Specific/Professional Skills

They should be able to build and run simulation models. They should be able to analyse model behaviour numerically, by advanced methods.


Written reports