Module Title: Mathematics
 Credits: 10
 NFQ Level: 6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: As well as traditional lectures students will undertake in-class exercises on material presented in class. Small group tutorials will encourage further problem solving and dicussion.
Module Aim: To provide students with some mathematical techniques appropriate for computer systems management.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the basic concepts of number theory
LO2 solve various types of probability problems using the theory of probability distributions;
LO3 Explain and apply some numerical Analysis techniques
LO4 demonstrate an understanding of calculations underlying various financial arrangements;
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
1st year Mathematics

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Number Theory
Elementary number theory, Euclidean algorithm, Linear congruences, basic cryptography
Numerical Methods
Newton's method, line and curve fitting, forecasting, programming techniques
Further Probability and Statistics
review of basic probability, basic statistics, probability distributions, normal ,binomial and Poisson distributions.
Financial Mathematics
geometric series, compound Interest, savings and investments, loans and mortgages, discounting, annuity, investment appraisal.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other CA marks will be based on the results of three 1 hour written tests during the term. 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
 No Project
 No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam The terminal examination will include questions on all aspects of the course 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

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