Module title: Foundation Mathematics A

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE07103
Module leader: Colin McGill
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bill Robin
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods and their alignment to LOs
As well as direct 'face to face' teaching, the module is supported by a set of printed lectures and a range of standard mathematics/statistics software. Inclusive of the lectures are sets of problems (one set per lecture)
along with full worked solutions. The LOs refer directly to the lecture set and particularly, to the associated problems. Further, the students will be encouraged in the use of graphical calculators to enhance their
understanding and learning.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/scholarship skills
A firm grasp of Mathematics is an essential part of engineering practice. The student, in developing skill in Mathematics opens up a wide range of possibilities for the future.
Successful completion of this module will set the student on the path towards understanding and solving
engineering problems and enhance the student's self-reliance in approaching such problems. Further, the
subject matter of this module will enable the student to progress towards an engineering career and also
the continued study of engineering mathematics and its applications.

Research/ teaching linkages
The study of Mathematics in this module will encourage the student to investigate problems, observe and look for patterns and analyse and learn standard problem solving techniques.

Supporting equality and diversity
The study of Mathematics is open to all. This module is supported by a wealth of customised material
produced, in particular, for self-paced study. Lecture notes and tutorial (examples) sheets provide a readable, accessible and student-friendly introduction to the Mathematics. Further, twice-weekly Maths Plus sessions - where Mathematics instructors provide specific help on a one-to-one basis - are available to students.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
1. Foundation Mathematics and Calculus Test
2. Vectors, Complex Numbers and Data Analysis Test

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 50 1,2 AND 3 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Class Test 50 4,5 AND 6 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will consist of six main topics:
1. Foundation Mathematics, including manipulation of formulae, functions (incl. hyperbolic) and their graphs
2. Differential Calculus, including standard derivatives, chain, product and quotient rules
3. Integral Calculus, including standard integrals, integration by substitution/parts, definite integrals
4. Vector Algebra, including addition/subtraction, scalar and vector products
5. Complex Numbers' Arithmetic/Algebra in cartesian polar and exponential forms, and the Argand diagram
6. Exploratory Data Analysis including measures of location/dispersion, graphical representation of data

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: manipulate and graph expressions involving elementary operations and functions;
LO2: solve problems involving Differential Calculus, as required in applications;
LO3: solve problems involving Integral Calculus, as required in applications;
LO4: manipulate vectors in component form and solve problems involving the scalar and vector products;
LO5: evaluate and graph arithmetic/algebraic expressions involving complex numbers;
LO6: interpret and extract information from a (numerical) data set.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ELE07103 Foundation Mathematics A