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Module Title LI Mathematics in Industry
Department Mathematics
Module Code 06 25668
Module Lead Dr Chris Good
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LC Vectors, Geometry & Linear Algebra - (06 25664) LC Real Analysis & the Calculus (BNatSci) - (06 25764) LC Real Analysis & the Calculus - (06 25660)
Restrictions None
Description This module aims to develop the professional skills that employers expect of mathematics graduates. It focuses on developing problems solving abilities and team-working skills, particularly with reference to the types of poorly specified problems encountered in industry. The ability to present mathematical ideas to expert and non-expert audiences, through presentations, short reports and poster presentations is also developed. The module will be enhanced through sessions run by employers and recent alumni.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate an awareness of how mathematics is used in industry and of the career pathways open to mathematics graduates
  • approach real world problems with confidence and interest, formulate them mathematically and suggest an approach to solving them
  • understand what it means to work in a team and demonstrate the ability to work in a team on real world problems that might have mathematical solutions
  • give presentations suitable for both expert and non-expert audiences
  • prepare short reports on a mathematical topic of both a technical and a non-technical nature
  • prepare posters on a mathematical topic of both a technical and non-technical nature
  • produce a CV and job application appropriate to a particular job description.
Assessment 25668-01 : Raw Module Mark : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 100% on work done during semester
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