Applied Mathematics (Nankai) DUMF5118

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course is designed for postgraduates who major in environmental management. The course's aim is to enable the students master the common methods for numerical calculation and the related theories, and use knowledge they learn to solve the practical problems related to environmental science and engineering and lay the foundation for subsequent courses and research.

Timetable

16 * 2 hour sessions

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Nankai JGS Environmental Science programme.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Summative Assessment

■ Coursework in the form of an essay 3,000 words in length (30% of grade)

■ A written exam to be convened in class (60% of grade)

■ Exercise after class (10% of grade)

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

- To enable the students to master the common methods for numerical calculation and the related theories,

-To enable the students to apply the knowledge they learned to solve the practical problems related to environmental science and engineering and

-To lay the mathematical foundations for subsequent courses and research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

- describe the commonly used numerical methods applied in environmental science and the relevant theories;

- carry out appropriate calculations, including: solution of algebraic equations, interpolation, numerical integration and numerical differentiation, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations;

- explain other methods that may be applied to solve environmental computations, such as: partial differential equations, difference method, and finite element method;

- undertake error analysis for algorithms and apply these methods in solving various practical problems with computers; 

- apply appropriate numerical methods to environmental applications.

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.