Mathematics

ECM3735 - Mathematics Group Project (2018)

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MODULE TITLEMathematics Group Project CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3735 MODULE CONVENERDr Barrie Cooper (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 117
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

On this module, you will work in teams of eight, conducting research on an open mathematical problem. You will extensively enhance key skills deemed desirable by employers, such as communication and project management.
 

Prerequisite module: specific to the project topic concerned
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The module aims to give you an opportunity to: work as part of a team under the tutorage of an expert in a chosen field in preparation for future employability; conduct research on an open mathematical problem; and extensively enhance key skills, such as communication and project management.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 work independently and creatively on a substantial piece of work in an area of the mathematical sciences of your own particular interest;
2 work as part of a small team to formulate and solve open-ended problems in mathematics.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 communicate their results and methodology effectively in writing;
4 present your work orally to an audience of varied expertise and background.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
5 formulate and plan a detailed project proposal;
6 evaluate the contributions of themselves and others towards the project, and adherence to plan;
7 strengthen IT, research and team working skills;
8 articulate increased knowledge and application of key employability skills.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

The syllabus for tutorials will be specific to the project topic concerned. Lectures will include:


- overview of module and projects available;

- planning your project;

- report writing;

- project updates;

- preparing for your final presentation;

- perfecting your final report

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 44.00 Guided Independent Study 106.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Tutorials
Guided independent study 106 Guided independent study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 70 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 30
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – group project proposal 5 2000 words 5 Oral feedback by the project tutor and formal written feedback
Coursework – group final report 75 10000 words 1,2,3,7 Written feedback sheet
Practical – progress presentation 5 Contribution to one of the 3 short update presentations during term 4 Oral feedback from tutor and group, and written feedback sheet
Practical – group final presentation 10 45 minutes 4,7 Written feedback sheet and response from audience
Coursework – self evaluation 5 1000 words 3,6 Written feedback sheet

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.


If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Specific to the project topic concerned

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 27 February 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Group project