Module Title:Engineering Mathematics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 9 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A series of lectures, tutorials, class-based tasks, and laboratory exercises will be used. The Institute VLE will be used to interactively communicate with students. Computational software will be used to re-enforce the mathematical principles and practices.
Module Aim: To give the students the understanding, 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 Perform arithmetic calculations.
LO2 Manipulate algebraic expressions and transpose formulae.
LO3 Solve linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations.
LO4 Plot and interpret graphs of functions.
LO5 Perform mathematical computations of cross module context using computer applications.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

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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
Arithmetic
D.A.L calculator, Rules of precedence, Rules of indices, LCM and the HCF of whole numbers, Fractions
Basic Algebra
Manipulation and factorisation of algebraic expressions, Solution of simple, simultaneous and quadratic equations, Transposition of formulae, Ratios, proportions and percentages.
Graphs
Plotting graphs and interpretation of functions.
Computer Application
Use computer applications to solve engineering problems, plot graphs and perform mathematical computations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment70.00%
Practical30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Several in-class and/or online tests. 1,2,3,4 70.00 Ongoing
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Several in-class and/or online tests. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Several in-class and/or online tests. 1,2,3,4 70.00 Ongoing
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Several in-class and/or online tests. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 4.33
Total Hours 125.00
 

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