Access to Science, Engineering and Nursing: Mathematics ADED11412E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to Mathematics, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in Sciences, Engineering and Finance/Accountancy.


Blocks 1 and 2

3 hours per week for 22 weeks, plus 1 revision week

Thursdays 18.30-21.30

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



Four in-class tests spread over the two teaching blocks (weighted at 12.5% each, totalling 50%)


Final examination of 60 minutes, 50%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to enable students to put in place basic Mathematics understanding and skills needed for Level 1 undergraduate study in Science, Engineering and Finance/Accountancy

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Explain the concepts involved in basic mathematical ideas (e.g. function, real number, derivative)

■ Solve mathematical problems involving skills in algebra, trigonometry, functions, integral and differential calculus, sequences and series, vectors, as needed for Level 1 Science, Engineering and Finance/Accountancy courses

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.