This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Department: Mathematical Sciences
||Available in 2021/22
- Normally grade A in A-Level Mathematics (or
- Calculus I (MATH 1061) and Linear Algebra I (MATH 1071).
Excluded Combination of Modules
- Maths for Engineers and Scientists (MATH1551), Single
Mathematics A (MATH1561), Single Mathematics B (MATH1571), Computational Thinking (COMP1051)
- Basic principles and basic competence in computer programming.
- Programming: basic types (numerics), operators, variables and assignment.
- Control structures: conditionals, loops and functions.
- Floating-point arithmetic.
- Lists, strings and introduction to objects.
- The ability to: precisely formulate mathematical problems,
- develop algorithms to solve them,
- implement the algorithm as a Python program.
- students will have basic mathematical skills in the following
areas: Modelling and computer programming.
- students will have an understanding of the principle of computational algorithms, and basic programming skills for mathematical applications.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Lectures introduce the basic concepts.
- Practical sessions develop and practice programming skills, and provide active engagement and feedback to the
- Weekly homework problems provide formative assessment to guide
students in the correct development of their knowledge and skills. They
are also an aid in developing students' awareness of standards
- A computer-based examination partially assesses overall achievement.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||1 per week
||One per week in Michaelmas Term
|Preparation and Reading
|Component: Continuous assessment for programming
||Component Weighting: 75%
||Length / duration
|Computer project coursework
|Weekly programming assessments
|Component: Practical assessment for programming
||Component Weighting: 25%
||Length / duration
In the computer practicals examples will be given
and direct oral feedback will be given on students' work.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University