Module Title:  Mathematics and Computer Applications 1 
Language of Instruction:  English 
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, online 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 
Prerequisite 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 
Corequisite Modules

No Corequisite modules listed 
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. 
No requirements listed 
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 rightangled triangles using Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometric ratios, inverse trigonometric functions
• Use the sine and cosine rules in the solution of nonright 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 Assessment  20.00% 
Practical  40.00% 
End of Module Formal Examination  40.00% 
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 
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 
EndofSemester 
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 
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 
EndofSemester 
SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload
Workload: Full Time 
Workload Type 
Frequency 
Average Weekly Learner Workload 
Lecture 
Every Week 
3.00 
Laboratory 
Every Week 
2.00 
Independent Learning 
Every Week 
4.00 
Total Hours 
9.00 
Module Delivered In
