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MT1001   Introductory Mathematics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am

This module is designed to give students a secure base in elementary calculus to allow them to tackle the mathematics needed in other sciences. Students wishing to do more mathematics will be given a good foundation from which they can proceed to MT1002. Some of the work covered is a revision and reinforcement of material in the Scottish Highers and many A-Level syllabuses.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students must have Higher or A-level Mathematics (AS-level Mathematics with approval of Head of School)

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you cannot take MT1003 or take CS1010. Students may not take MT1001 and EC1003 at the same time, but may take MT1001 in first year and EC1003 in second year.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10), 1 tutorial and 1 laboratory (weeks 2 -11).

Scheduled learning hours: 70

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Examination = 90% (2-hour final exam = 70%, 2 class tests = 10% each), Coursework = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 10%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr C Tran, Dr T Coleman, Dr P Pagano, Dr P Syntelis