Core Module Information
Module title: Mathematical Methods I

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

Module code: ELE07110
Module leader: Stathis Tingas
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

1. Calculus including implicit and parametric differentiation, hyperbolic functions, further integration, engineering applications
2. Ordinary Differential Equations
3. Probability and the Normal Distribution
4. Introduction to series including Binomial, MacLaurin and Taylor
5. Matrices and Determinants

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Apply differentiation and integration techniques;
LO2: Perform operations on matrices;
LO3: Use the laws of probability and applying the normal distribution;
LO4: Use series to approximate functions;
LO5: Solve ordinary differential equations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stathis Tingas
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:

You will be taught in interactive groups. Graphical calculators and mathematical software will be used to enhance the teaching and learning. Weekly tutorial handouts are an integral part of the module. (All LOs)

The module will be relevant to all engineering programmes. Engineers are required to have a good understanding of mathematics and using it in real engineering examples is a positive motivating factor. During the teaching of this module you will be exposed to solving engineering problems using mathematics with confidence. This will enhance your employability.

The emphasis of this module is on the application of mathematical techniques, and in particular calculus, to engineering problems. Proficiency in calculus is an important skill for the modern engineer; the scholarly activity undertaken by the teaching team demonstrates this.

All module content will be available on Moodle. The maths clinic MathsPlus is available to all students and gives extra help and support outwith lectures and tutorials.

Mathematics is the universal language of Science and Engineering. The topics taught are fundamental to all engineering courses and are common across cultures. This includes mathematical concepts, definitions and computational skills.

Formative Assessment:
Weekly tutorials

Summative Assessment:
1. Matrices test (LO: 2)
2. Calculus test (LO: 1)
2. Mathematical Software test (LO:1,2,4,5)
3. Final examination on all material (LO: 1,2,3,4,5)

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 126
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 20 2 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20 1 8 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Class Test 10 1,2,4,5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ELE07110 / ELE07410 Mathematical models I
ELE07110 Mathematical Methods I