Skip navigation to content

MT4516 Finite Mathematics

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:10.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

The aim of this module is to introduce students to some topics in the mathematics of combinatorial structures. This theory has wide applications, both in classical mathematics and in theoretical computer science. Topics to be covered may include: coding theory, finite geometries, Latin squares, designs.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all programmes in the School.

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT2504 or MT2505 or MT2002 or MT2005
UG Modules required for:MT5826

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 35
  • Guided independent study: 115

Assessment pattern

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


Module coordinator:Dr C M Roney-Dougal
Module teaching staff:Dr C M Roney-Dougal