Module Title:Mathematics and Statistics I
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, Tutorials and Private study
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to develop further students' mathematical and statistical skills and reasoning and to enable them to apply these skills to engineering applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe basic concepts in statistics.
LO2 Apply statistical skills to explore data numerically and graphically.
LO3 Calculate probabilities.
LO4 Interpret and apply probability distribution functions to appropriate experiments.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Statistics (15 hours lectures)
(a) Calculations of the correlation coefficient, rank order correlation coefficient and the regression line equation. Plotting scatter points and the regression line, Interpolating and extrapolating using the equation and or the regression line. Using Excel to generate regression lines and correlation data. (b) Draw and interpret the shape of histograms, ogives and boxplots. Calculate and interpret the variance and standard deviation.
Probability (21 hours lectures)
(a) Use the laws of probability. Interpret contingency tables. Calculate conditional probability. (b) Describe Normal, Binomial and Poisson distributions and determine probabilities for appropriate experiments/events using them as an appropriate model.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short answer homework questions and supporting videos that enable students to practice and consolidate mathematical concepts 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Examination 2 x Class examinations covering questions from the material covered. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 6.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory