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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This is a basic maths course which is suitable for students who hold the equivalent of Standard Grade maths. The aim is to help students to develop their confidence and accuracy in a range of topics, starting with basic skills and progressing to more advanced topics. There are weekly tests with good performance leading to the possibility of gaining an exemption from the final exam. Learning is mainly done in the students’ own time. This course is not suitable for students who have recently achieved an A or a B in Higher Maths or equivalent.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Alexey Sevastyanov

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG1011 Introductory Mathematics (Studied)
  • EG1504 Engineering Mathematics 1 (Studied)
  • EG2005 Engineering Mathematics 2 (Studied)
  • MA1005 Calculus 1 (Studied)
  • MA1006 Algebra (Studied)
  • MA1515 Mathematics for Sciences (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This is a basic course aimed primarily at helping students achieve greater accuracy, speed and confidence in mathematics. It is suitable both for those who may need mathematics in future study and for students who want to improve their abilities without any intention of studying the subject beyond first year. The course is taught using interactive computer software, enabling students to work in theor own way and time but with immediate feedback. Support from staff is available on a daily basis.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%) for students who perform sufficiently well in weekly computerised tests. Any student who fails to achieve by in-course assessment or who wishes to upgrade CAS mark obtained, can take the end of course computerised examination (or its resit). In this case the final mark is calculated with 30% coming from the weekly tests and 70% coming from the exam.
Resit: Computerised examination similar to 1st attempt examination.

Formative Assessment

Regular computerised tests discussed during computer practicals.


In-course assessment will be marked and feedback provided to the students.
Informal feedback at computer practicals.

Course Learning Outcomes


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