Module Title:Advanced Mathematics III
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; Practical Work; Private Study
Module Aim: The aims of this module are: (1) to introduce students to the mathematical concepts and techniques that they will encounter in the various engineering disciplines that form part of a civil engineering degree course; (2) to develop an awareness of the role of mathematics in the solution of engineering problems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 solve problems involving differentiation and integration;
LO2 solve systems of linear equations using matrix methods;
LO3 apply vector methods to the solution of simple problems in statics and structures;
LO4 use MATLAB and write MATLAB programs to model and solve civil engineering problems;
LO5 apply statistical methods in the analysis of risk and reliability of engineering systems.
Pre-requisite learning
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Bachelor of Engineering (Ordinary) in Civil Engineering

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Calculus revision
(1) Product, quotient, chain rules for differentiation; (2) Implicit, parametric and logarithmic differentiation; (3) Integration using substitution, partial fractions and parts; (4) Partial differentiation.
Linear Algebra
(1) Matrices and matrix operations; (2) Matrix inverses, determinants and ranks; (3) Solution of systems of linear equations; (4) Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalisation.
Vectors and Vector Calculus
(1) Scalar and vector products; (2) Vector differential calculus; (3) Gradient, divergence and curl.
(1) Introduction to MATLAB; (2) Linear algebra and matrices using MATLAB.
(1) Probability concepts and the axioms of probability; (2) Binomial, Poisson and geometric distributions; (3) The normal, exponential and uniform distributions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Typically end of module examinations and practical assessments. 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 Exam 1,2,3,5 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 2.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 5 Mandatory
CW_CMCEN_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Add On 1 Mandatory