ACS131 Systems Engineering Mathematics I
Module Description (subject to change)
This module contains the core mathematical competencies required by students for a systems engineering programme. This covers basic algebra and functions, elementary calculus (differentiation and integration),
Credits: 20 (Academic Year)
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By the end of the module students will be able to:
This module satisfies the AHEP3 (Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Third Edition) Learning Outcomes that are listed in brackets after each learning outcome above. For further details on AHEP3 Learning Outcomes, see the downloads section of our accreditation webpage.
This module contains the core mathematical competencies required by students for a systems engineering programme. This covers basic algebra and functions, elementary calculus (differentiation and integration), solution of low order differential equations, Laplace transforms, Taylor series and iterative methods, matrix algebra and simultaneous equations, vectors and complex numbers. The content is delivered within a systems engineering context.
Learning and Teaching Methods
NOTE: This summary of teaching methods is representative of a normal Semester. Owing to the ongoing disruption from Covid-19, the exact method of delivery will be different in 2020/21.
Learning and Teaching Materials
All teaching materials will be available on MOLE.
This module would make use of four coursework assignments, and in total these would constitute 10% of the module mark. Each assignment would be made up of an online quiz and/or an in-class test.
In addition, there would be two summative exams: one small stage test worth 10% after Christmas and a major exam at the end of the year worth 80%.
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of each semester.
You can view the latest Department response to the survey feedback here.