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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MAT3019 Module Title: BSC PROJECT
Module Provider: Mathematics Short Name: MS340
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: LLOYD D Dr (Maths)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability

Autumn and Spring

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Presentation: The module is assessed by a presentation at the end of the first semester
Report: A final substantial written report.
Examination: An oral examination

Module Overview

None specific.

Module Aims

This module allows the student to demonstrate that, under supervision of a member of staff, the student is able to undertake and complete a substantial piece of work that uses and builds on the material from the student's degree programme.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module a student should:
1. Be able to present a substantial body of mathematical thoughts and arguments in a coherent way, both by written and oral communication.
2. Be able to write a substantial scientific report. This should accurately and appropriately cite relevant references and use diagrams, graphs and tables appropriately.
It is not required nor expected that the student should obtain original publishable results, but the student should demonstrate originality in the compilation and presentation of the material.
Module Content

The content will vary according to chosen project and supervisor but should in all cases consist of a substantial piece of work that presents, uses and/or applies mathematics, statistics or a related discipline at the level of a third year course. It is not expected to be work of such originality that any section of it is publishable, but it should include evidence of originality and critical ability in its compilation.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Teaching is by discussion, directed reading and interaction between student and supervisor, and by the discussions with the examiners at the presentation. Learning takes place through discussion, practical work, background reading and private study. Weekly meetings between student and supervisor.

Selected Texts/Journals

N.J. Higham, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, SIAM Philadephia, (second edition, 1998).

Last Updated

21 March 2011