Module Title:Applied Mathematics
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Tutorials Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the module are to equip the student with the mathematical skills required for the study of the course.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Use algebraic methods to solve and manipulate equations.
LO2 Plot and interpret linear and non linear functions and extract information from the plots.
LO3 Evaluate distances, angles and areas for right angled and non right angled triangles.
LO4 Produce statistical graphs including histograms and ogives and calculate Mode, Mean, Median and the quartile values.
LO5 Calculate the area and volume of regular shapes and to use algebra to determine parameters and to derive units for parameters from expressions.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) COMPUTATION: (30 hours)
(a) Logs & Indices (b) Transposition of formulae (c) Fractions (d) Units and derived units (e) Area & volume (f) Approximation of area & Volume.
(2) EQUATIONS: (20 Hours)
(a) Graphed representations of linear (b) quadratic and cubic equations. (c) Graphical and numerical simultaneous solutions.
(3) TRIGONOMETRY: (20 hours)
(a) Solution of right angled triangles, (b) Unit circle, (c) Radian measure, (d) Solving triangles with the sin & cosine rules, (e) Area of triangles.
(4) STATISTICS: (20 hours)
(a) Statistical graphs (Bar chart, Pie-chart, Ogive, Histogram), (b) Notation, (c) Calculation of central tendency & dispersion.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 180.00