Module Title:Mathematics and Statistics II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, private study
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to develop students' mathematical and statistical skills and reasoning so that they can apply these skills to engineering applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Use vector methods to solve simple problems involving forces and motion.
LO2 Use Gaussian elimination to solve sets of linear equations.
LO3 Assess the reliability of estimates of means from sample data.
LO4 Construct and interpret hypothesis tests for sample data.
Pre-requisite learning
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Probability and statistics
(a) Review of the normal distribution probabilities (b) Sampling and sampling distributions (c) Confidence intervals and confidence limits for the mean (b) Hypothesis tests for the mean and the difference between two means (e) Chi-square goodness-of-fit test.
Introduction to vectors
(a) Definition of vectors and scalars (b) Vector algebra (c) Cartesian component vectors (d) Applications involving forces and motion.
Matrix methods
(a) Review of matrix algebra (b) Solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan elimination (d) Engineering applications.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Quiz questions 1,2,3,4 20.00 Ongoing
Examination Class test 1,2 15.00 Week 6
Examination Class test 3,4 15.00 Week 11
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of module examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

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 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Total Hours 138.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Mandatory