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MT3506 Techniques of Applied Mathematics

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:12.00 noon Mon (odd weeks), Wed & Fri

Differential equations are of fundamental significance in applied mathematics. This module will cover important and common techniques used to solve the partial differential equations that arise in typical applications. The module will be useful to students who wish to specialise in Applied Mathematics in their degree programme.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for MMath Applied Mathematics

Optional for all other undergraduate programmes in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT2506 and MT3504
UG Anti-requisite(s):MT3601
UG Modules required for:MT4111, MT4501

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 hours of lectures and 1 tutorial.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 35
  • Guided independent study: 115

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 90%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 10%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Coursework = 10%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr R K Scott
Module teaching staff:Dr R K Scott