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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

The course is aimed at a general science audience and it focuses on providing the students with the working knowledge of a good set of mathematical skills needed in all science subjects.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jean-Baptiste Gramain

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • 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)
  • MA1005 Calculus 1 (Studied)
  • MA1007 Introductory Mathematics 1 (Studied)
  • MA1507 Introductory Mathematics 2 (Studied)
  • MA1508 Calculus II (Studied)
  • PX1513 The Physical Universe B (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This is a maths course for all science students. It aims at providing the students with a good set of working mathematical knowledge needed in nearly all science subjects including Biology, Chemistry and others. The main emphasis is on gaining practical skills togther with understanding the mathematics behind them. The topics discussed in the course will include: Manipulations with numbers, Algebraic manipulations and applications; Area and Volume; Graphs and relationships; Rate of change; Formulae for derivatives; Recurrences, Exponentials, Powers and Logarithms; Trigonometry; Differential equations; Average, Mean, Median.

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

  • One 2-hour written exam (80%)
  • One continuous assessment (20%)


  • One 2-hour written exam (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


​Feedback on formative assessment will be offered throughout the course during the example classes and individually to students.

Feedback on summative assessment will be given both in writing and by means of one-to-one discussions with students.​

Course Learning Outcomes


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