Module Title:Quantitative Methods 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 6 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in three theory classes and one computer lab practical each of one hour duration per week. Students will be expected to complete problem-sets to re-enforce learning. Delivery of the computing module will involve practical assignments.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with the fundamental mathematical and computing skills necessary for comprehension and progression through the field of science.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the concept of a function and solve problems involving various types of functions.
LO2 Solve single variable calculus problems.
LO3 Use computer software applications for mathematical analysis.
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
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
Functions and Graphs
Concept of a function. Domain and range. Linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Angle measurement, trigonometric ratios, identities and equations. Trigonometric waveforms, their characteristics and applications.
Differential Calculus
Limit of a function. Definition of the derivative. Rates of change. Rules of differentiation, scientific and business applications using maxima and minima.
Integral Calculus
Definition of an integral. Table of integrals. Basic integration, substitution and integration by parts. Areas and volumes of integration.
Software applications for graphing and solving mathematical problems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 35% in the practical/CA and the final exam.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination In-class assessments 1,2 30.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computer based assignments and assesssments. 3 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2 hour examination 1,2 40.00 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 3.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SABTP_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals 2 Mandatory
CW_SABRE_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Brewing and Distilling 2 Mandatory
CW_SAPHA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation 2 Mandatory
CW_SAASC_D Bachelor of Science in Analytical Science 2 Mandatory
CW_SABFQ_D Bachelor of Science in Biosciences 2 Mandatory
CW_SASCI_C Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry 2 Mandatory