Design & Technology Education MDTechEd

Engineering 1 EDUC1102

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course focuses on consolidating and extending existing mathematics knowledge as applied to engineering and provides an introduction to statistics for research literacy and enquiry skills.


Two hour weekly sessions.

Excluded Courses





One written examination (60%), and a series of 4 class tests (40%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to develop students' mathematical skills to enable them to teach technology in schools, and also cope with the mathematics in other cognate subjects on the programme.


This course enables students to have the knowledge to meet the GTCS Standard for Provisional Registration as follows:


2.1.1 Have knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development

2.1.2 Have knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum

2.1.4 Have knowledge and understanding of contexts for learning to fulfil their responsibilities in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and interdisciplinary learning

3.1.1 Plan coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners' needs and abilities

3.1.2 Communicate effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively


The course will also develop the following graduate attributes: Subject Specialists; Investigative; Resourceful and Responsible; Confident; Adaptable.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Use mathematical reasoning skills to think logically, provide justification or proof, and solve problems.

■ Manipulate and solve algebraic expressions and solutions to equations.

■ Manipulate and solve trigonometric expressions.

■ Interpreting different types of one variable functions.

■ Understand properties of basic geometric shapes and measurement of their attributes.

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. 80% attendance rule applies. Students must achieve a minimum of D3.