Full Title: Mathematics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MATH E7001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of the course is to familiarise the student with the basic concepts, techniques and operations of mathematics of particular relevance to an engineering programme.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use numerical, algebraic and graphing skills in an engineering environment.
  2. Solve a broad range of algebraic and trigonometric equations.
  3. Deal competently with experimental data and the mathematics encountered in other engineering areas of the programme.
  4. Use mathematically related software for example MATHLAB, EXCEL Spreedsheets.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Number types, operations of arithmetic. Scientific notation, calculation and use of calculator, errors. Number bases.
Solution of linear, quadratic and simultneous equations. Indices, logarithms to base 10 and to base e. Transposition of formulae.
Functions and Graphs
Linear, piecewise linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic functions. Solutions of indicial equations. Graphing functions, using graphs to find roots and estimate roots.
Trigonometry and Complex Numbers
Angular measurement. Theorem of Pythagoras. Sine, cosine and tangent of an angle, solution of triangles, sine and cosine rules. Sine and cosine waves, angular velocity, wavelength, amplitude, addition of waves and phasor diagrams. Complex numbers, Argand diagram, Cartesian form, Polar form, Arithmetic of Complex Numbers.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test 1. Attendance and participation at tutorials; 2. Completion of a set of tutorial sheets or homeworks based on the course. 3. Two one-hour mid-semester examinations. 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 120
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • John Bird 2012, Engineering Mathematics, 6th Ed., Routledge
  • Croft, A. & Davidson, R. 2010, Foundation Mathematics, 5th Ed., Pearson (Prentice Hall)
  • Davis, H.G. & Hicks, G.A. 1998, Mathematics for Scientific and Technical Students, Longman
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 Mandatory