Module Database Search

Module Title
Mathematics 1A
Reference EN1911 Version 3
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved June 2002 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to apply introductory level mathematics to engineering problems.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Solve trigonometric equations by manipulation and use of formulae.
2 Apply vectors to problems in engineering mathematics.
3 Carry out basic operations on complex numbers and calculate their powers and roots.
4 Use standard techniques of differentiation and integration and apply them to problems in engineering.
5 Use computational packages in support of the other Learning Outcomes.

Indicative Module Content
The syllabus will include: Trigonometry: Trigonometric identities and their application in solving trigonometric equations. The combination of simple waveforms using standard trigonometric formulae. Vectors: Simple vector algebra. The scalar and vector products. Application to engineering problems. Complex numbers: The arithmetic of complex numbers. Rectangular and polar forms. The Argand diagram. De Moivre's theorem and complex roots. Differential Calculus: Differentiation of elementary functions. The rules of differentiation: chain rule, product rule, quotient rule. Application to problems in engineering. Integral Calculus: Integration of elementary functions. Partial fractions. Application to problems in engineering. The use of a computer mathematics package for solving problems in engineering mathematics.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered using a series of lectures with associated tutorials and computer laboratories where techniques can be applied.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 60 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 90 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Practical Exam Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 5
Description: Computer based laboratory test.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Closed book examination.

Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve a 40% weighted average mark from the examination and practical examination. In addition, you need to achieve at least 35% in both the examination and the practical examination Components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70-100%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Entry requirements normally include a pass in SQA Higher Grade Mathematics.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 STROUD, K.A. and BOOTH, D.J., 2013. Engineering Mathematics. 7th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781