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

analyse computer networks using the mathematics of discrete graphs;

LO2

solve various types of probability problems using the theory of probability distributions;

LO3

implement some techniques of data analytics;

LO4

demonstrate an understanding of calculations underlying various financial arrangements;

LO5

identify mathematics associated with management science.

Pre-requisite learning

Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed

Incompatible Modules

These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.

No incompatible modules listed

Co-requisite Modules

No Co-requisite modules listed

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

Basic Graph Theory

definitions and examples, simple graphs, representing graphs, trees, graph theory algorithms.

Data Analytics

scattergraphs, numerical methods, line and curve fitting, data linearisation technique, forecasting.

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 Assessment

30.00%

End of Module Formal Examination

70.00%

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.

1,2,3,4,5

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

1,2,3,4,5

70.00

End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment