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Module Title Introduction to Mathematics for Computer Science
SchoolComputer Science
Department Computer Science
Module Code 06 20415
Module Lead Prof JA Barnden, Dr B Bohnet
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions As given in the programme specifications for School of Computer Science programmes.
Contact Hours Lecture-46 hours
Seminar-0 hours
Tutorial-0 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-22 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-0 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
Exclusions
Description Computer science, like all science and engineering disciplines, involves a degree of mathematics. Hence a solid grounding in mathematics is vital in order to attain full understanding of a wide range of computer science topics. This module takes all the relevant topics covered at GCSE and builds upon them. The twin objectives here are to improve students' mathematical knowledge and, just as importantly, their confidence in using that knowledge.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student is expected to be able to:
  • apply a number of fundamental mathematical skills and techniques to the solution of problems relevant to computer science;
  • demonstrate a solid foundation in mathematics relevant to computer science sufficient to allow independent learning of further mathematical techniques in other computer science modules.
Assessment 20415-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
20415-02 : Continuous Assessment : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 hr examination (50%), continuous assessment (50%). Resit by examination only.
Other None
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