10 credits at level HE4
This module is designed to equip the students with transferable skills in Maths, Communications and Study Skills that they will need to complete their higher education studies. The level of skills in this module is considered to be the minimum level needed to successfully complete modules on higher education courses and thus addresses this requirement.
The Study skills component of the module will concentrate on specific areas that are considered to be essential to aid students in their current and future higher education career. This component will consist of effective use of learning resources; note taking; the grammar and syntax of technical report writing; referencing and bibliography; and revision and exam technique. It will also introduce the concept of Personal Development Planning and aid the student in developing a Personal Development Plan(PDP)
The Maths component of the module will concentrate on the elements of maths that are considered necessary to ensure the competence of students in the type and level of maths required for the modules on the course. This will include basic algebra; including transposition of formula, simultaneous and quadratic equations; basic trigonometry for surveying, including revision of Pythagoras theorm, sines cosines and tangents and calculation of areas; some revision of arithmetic for measurement and estimating and some basic statistics.
This module will produce Indicative Learning Hours of:
Lectures and workshops 28 hours
Directed self study 52 hours
Assessment 20 hours
Total 100 hours
The assessment of this module will be by 100% coursework.
Study Skills components of the module will generate a coursework submission in the form of a report that will be used to assess competence in study skills.
The Maths component will generate an applied mathematical problem relating to a construction related problem
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Apply a range of mathematical techniques to construction related topics and problems.
||Succesfully complete the maths coursework problem|
|2.||Be familiar with and be able to use the internet to locate and download research materials||Be able tbe able to produce a word processed document including imported information from the internet.|
|3.||Have gained the relevant core transferable skills needed for study at higher education levels.||Be abe able to produce a report that is both grammatical and correctly referenced.|
|4.||Be familiar with the concept of Personal Development Planning and be able to devise their own plan and use the RAPID PDP software||Be able to establish a RAPID electronic record of the student's current skills base and their intended development.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Solve an applied mathematical problem based on a construction related problem.||Produce a word processed report that is both grammatical and correctly referenced|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
LS&D student handbooks on referencing, report writing, essays.
LS&D Bolton Interactive Study Skills Tutorial Online BISSTO website http://www.bolton.ac.uk/learning/bissto
Loughborough University Rapid web site http://www.rapid.lboro.ac.uk
Greer, A and Taylor G W (1983), Mathematics for Technicians III, Stanley Thornes.
Bird, J O and May, A J C (1994), Technician Mathematics 3, Longman Scientific and Technical.
Stroud, Ken (1995) Engineering Mathematics, 4th edition, MacMillan.
James, E (1996), Modern Engineering Mathematics, Addison-Wesley
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