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MT4614 Design of Experiments

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Availability subject to confirmation
Planned timetable:9.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

This module introduces a wide range of features that occur in real comparative experiments, such as choice of blocks and replication as well as type of design. It includes enough about the analysis of data from experiments to show what has to be considered at the design stage. It includes consultation with the scientist and interpretation of the results.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all programmes in the School (including MSc programmes).

UG Pre-requisite(s):(MT2004 or MT2508) and MT3501

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 80%
  • Practical examinations: 10%
  • Coursework: 10%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Presentation = 10%, Coursework = 10%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Prof R A Bailey
Module teaching staff:Prof R A Bailey