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Unit information: Engineering Mathematics 2 in 2023/24

Unit name Engineering Mathematics 2
Unit code EMAT20200
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Homer
Open unit status Not open
Units you must take before you take this one (pre-requisite units)

EMAT10100 Engineering Mathematics 1

Units you must take alongside this one (co-requisite units)


Units you may not take alongside this one
School/department School of Engineering Mathematics and Technology
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Unit Information

This is the second of the two units that cover the basic mathematics requirements of engineering degree programmes. It comprises four elements: Vector Calculus, Applied Statistics, and Linear Systems & Partial Differential Equations.

Unit aims: To enhance and develop the student's understanding of and ability to use the language of mathematics in engineering problems.

Your learning on this unit

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand basic principles of vector calculus
  2. be able to apply vector calculus methods to problems in engineering
  3. understand and apply transform methods to engineering problems
  4. be able to classify simple partial differential equations, and understand the different qualitative behaviour of their solutions
  5. be able to apply elementary techniques to solve simple partial differential equations
  6. appreciate the importance of the real world of applied statistics
  7. be able to formulate hypothesis tests, and understand their use for making inferences and obtaining confidence intervals,
  8. use applied statistics techniques such as goodness of fit, correlation and regression for simple data and models

How you will learn

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, including lectures, supported by live online sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

How you will be assessed

1 Summative Assessment, 100% - Summer Exam. This will assess all ILOs.

Formative Tests throughout the year


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the University Workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. For appropriate assessments, if you have self-certificated your absence, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (for assessments at the end of TB1 and TB2 this is usually in the next re-assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any exceptional circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.