Mathematics

ECMM721 - Advanced Mathematics Project (2018)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Mathematics Project CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODEECMM721 MODULE CONVENERDr Frank Kwasniok (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 11 weeks
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 13
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

In this module you will gain experience of independent work by in-depth research into an open-ended problem agreed with your project supervisor. Part way through the project, you will present your work to date to a group of academics and fellow students in order to obtain feedback on your progress and to help guide the remainder of your study. This forms 10% of the assessment. At the end of the project, you will write a coherent and comprehensible account of your work in the form of a dissertation that forms 90% of the assessment.  Computational work by the use of MATLAB or other appropriate package may form part of the Advanced Mathematics Project.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module provides the opportunity for you to produce a well-researched project in mathematics, either complementing or extending material in the taught part of the programme. By taking this module, you will develop your research skills and become familiar with current research literature.

 

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 demonstrate the ability to understand and appraise recent research in some aspect of mathematics.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

2 show the ability to apply computational and/or theoretical reasoning to analysing mathematical challenges.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:

3 show the ability to write a concise, clear and accurate technical report. 

4 display the ability to work independently and to a deadline on an open-ended problem.

5 show the ability to give a cogent oral presentation on your work to a non-specialist audience.

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

Term 2: You will be given details of arrangements for the project, and required to choose a topic. Advice on possible topics for this module and on prospective supervisors is available from the module leader.

The choice of topics and supervisors will be finalised by the middle of Term 2. Easter vacation and summer: you research and write the project. Regular meetings are held with the supervisor. The oral presentation is given in June following the exam period. The project dissertation must be submitted by the due date (around September 1st) and must comply with University and College submission requirements.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 578.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Individual supervision
Guided independent study 578 Private study and assessment preparation
     

 

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
Weekly exercises 4 hours each All Verbal
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written dissertation 90

Not to exceed 50 pages of A4 including: tables / diagrams / appendices / bibliography

1,2,3,4

Written
Presentation 10 10 minutes + questions 1,2,3,5 Written
         
         

 

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%) 1,2,3,4 Ref/Def period decided by exam board
       
       

 

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 50% 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

Basic reading:


Research papers and relevant sections of textbooks as appropriate to the topic of the individual project.  Suitable references will be suggested by the programme coordinator in advance of the projects commencing.
 

ELE:


http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Reading list for this module:

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

CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 27 February 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Mathematics project; dissertation.