Core Module Information
Module title: Mathematics for Software Engineering

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

Module code: SET07406
Module leader: Peter Chapman
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science


Description of module content:

The module covers basic mathematical concepts, such as basic discrete mathematics,
Boolean and other logics, set theory, and number theory. The aim is to improve the
computational competence of the students (i.e., the ability to implement and evaluate
functions for basic visualisation, modelling and processing tasks) as well as introducing
the students to "basic mathematical thinking" (i.e., the ability to model problems and
their solutions). The emphasis is on a practical, programming-oriented introduction to
the materials, demonstrating the usefulness of mathematics as a tool for software
engineering. Students will write small programs that explore mathematical concepts
using a functional language.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Understand basic mathematical concepts applicable for software engineering
LO2: Write code that implements a programming solution to basic mathematical
LO3: Develop basic mathematical problem solving skills
LO4: Understand basic number theory and its application to cryptography.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Peter Chapman
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 30 1, 2, 3, 4 13 HOURS= 20.00, WORDS= 0
Class Test 60 1, 3, 4 12 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 10 1, 2, 3, 4 6 HOURS= 05.00
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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