MAT-10055 - Mathematical Techniques for Data Science
Coordinator: Raymond N Turner Room: MAC2.27 Tel: +44 1782 7 33739
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

N/A

Barred Combinations

N/A

Description for 2022/23


Aims
The module aims to provide students with the mathematical techniques and skills that are required for the Data Science programme, in particular preparing students for the levels 5 and 6 mathematics modules on offer. The module takes account of the fact that the majority of students on the programme will not have taken A-Level Mathematics.

Intended Learning Outcomes

use mathematical skills and techniques to solve problems;: 1,2,3
draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions;
: 2,3
make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning;
: 1,2,3
represent situations mathematically and understand the mathematical models that may be applied to solve them.: 1,2,3

Study hours

60 hours of structured lectures, 20 hours of student activity classes, and 220 hours of independent study comprising 40 hours class test preparation, 60 hours preparation and completion of online activities and 120 hours (60 hours per semester) of consolidation of material.

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Computer Task weighted 60%
Maple TA assessment
Approximately twelve weekly Maple TA assignments, spread over both semesters. These are automatically marked and provide immediate feedback.

2: Class Test weighted 20%
Class Test
End of Semester 1, closed book Class Test of one-hour duration. The test will comprise 5 to 8 questions, which will examine students' fluency in selecting and accurately applying appropriate techniques to solve and interpret a range of concrete and abstract problems.

3: Class Test weighted 20%
Class Test
End of Semester 2, closed book Class Test of one-hour duration. The test will comprise 5 to 8 questions, which will examine students' fluency in selecting and accurately applying appropriate techniques to solve and interpret a range of concrete and abstract problems.