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G51MFC Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  14/15

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 1

Target Students:  Qualifying year undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science.

This module is part of the Foundations of Computer Science theme in the School of Computer Science.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  You’ll cover the basic concepts in mathematics which are of relevance to the development of computer software. Topics which will be covered include: logic; sets, functions and relations; graphs; induction, basic probability and statistics; matrices. You’ll spend around four hours per week in lectures and tutorials for this module.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 11 weeks2 per week1 hour
Tutorial 11 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Two lectures per week and weekly tutorials.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 2 hr written examination 

Dr P Lehre
Professor R John

Education Aims:  To provide students with the basic mathematical and problem solving skills needed within a Computer Science degree course.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding: Understanding of basic mathematical concepts, definitions and notation. Intellectual Skills: The ability to understand and apply simple logical reasoning. Transferable Skills: The ability to use mathematics to solve problems.

Offering School:  Computer Science

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