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ES1A1 - Engineering Mathematics

  • Module code: ES1A1
  • Module name: Engineering Mathematics
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To present, in context, and provide skills in the application of fundamental mathematics and systems modelling concepts that underpin all of Engineering. To encourage the development of problem solving and modelling skills as required in other Year 1 modules and in order that more advanced material can be tackled in modules taught in later years. Within the context of the syllabus, students should be able to manipulate mathematical formulae, to follow mathematical argument, to formulate engineering problems in mathematical form and to solve these. In particular, this module provides the necessary mathematical background for the technical modules in year 1 for those students without 'A' level, or equivalent, Mathematics.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students should be able to: • Recognise and be able to apply mathematical tools and techniques to solve engineering based problems. • Recognise and be able to apply probabilistic and statistical tools and techniques to solve engineering based problems. • Develop mathematical models of engineering based systems via the physical laws that they obey. • Make structured assumptions to simplify and thus model real-life Engineering problems. • Analyse models using basic mathematical techniques including statistical and numerical techniques. • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes consistent with the syllabus. Reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning.

Timetabled teaching activities

Learning activity is scheduled as 24 weeks, comprising of formally timetabled sessions and student-led activities. Intensive timetabled activity comprising of: 24 hours of flipped lectures 5 hours of face-to-face tutorials (with Personal Tutor) 2 hours of revision lectures 1x1 hour of computer-based test Student-led learning comprising of: 10 hours of online tutorials (with VLE use) Total of 42 hours 20 hours of online extra support for foundation maths (with VLE use). Total of 62 hours with additional maths support.

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback are available on the lecture material and examination questions, via online web-forum based in module support Moodle pages.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES1A1-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Computer-based test 30%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Civil Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship) (H220) - Year 1
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