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.

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