Module Title: Mathematics and Computer Applications 1 English
 Credits: 5
 NFQ Level: 6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered using a mixture of lectures and tutorials. The Institute Managed Learning Environment will be used to interactively communicate with students e.g. tutorial sheets, on-line tests, discussion forums, reference information.
Module Aim: To give the students the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to support the mathematical procedures encountered in the other modules of this programme.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply fundamental algebra theory to solve different types of problems, equations and formulae.
LO2 Produce and interpret graphs; analyse various mathematical functions.
LO3 Practice trigonometric functions and graphs and employ trigonometric ratios in various engineering contexts
LO4 Express and solve mathematical problems using a numerical computation environment
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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## Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Basic Algebra
• Apply rules of precedence in calculation • Use calculator • Apply rules of indices • Convert units and use prefixes • Add, subtract, multiply fractions and algebraic expressions • Factorise algebraic expressions • Solve simple equations, simultaneous and quadratic equations • Transpose formulae • Use log laws and solve log and exponential equations • Form Partial Fractions
Graphs and Functions
• Plot and note properties of straight line, quadratic, log, exponential and sinusoidal graphs • Prove laws using linear graphs • Use and apply graphs in engineering applications.
Trigonometry and Waveforms
• Solve right-angled triangles using Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometric ratios, inverse trigonometric functions • Use the sine and cosine rules in the solution of non-right angled triangles • Use degree and radian measure • Sketch graphs of waves including amplitude, period, frequency, phase angle • Waves in electrical/electronic applications
Numerical Computation
Express and solve mathematical and engineering problems in a computational environment. Plot and analyse graphs.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Practical40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A range of continuous assessments will be carried out throughout the term 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
 No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A range of laboratory exercises and assessments will be carried out throughout the term 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A final exam will be carried out at the end of term 1,2,3 40.00 End-of-Semester
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A range of continuous assessments will be carried out throughout the term 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
 No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation A range of laboratory exercises and assessments will be carried out throughout the term 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A final exam will be carried out at the end of term 1,2,3 40.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment