Project (10cp)

Unit aims

This unit aims to give students an opportunity to study a topic of their choice, working more or less independently,and to develop experience of report-writing and oral presentation.

Unit description

There is a very wide range of topics available. Full details are given in the project handbook, available on Blackboard.

Learning objectives

  • How to independently research a mathematical topic
  • How to use the mathematical literature
  • How to manage time over the length of the project
  • How to write a report on the work that has been carried out
  • How to give a technical presenatation

Transferable skills

Self-directed study; library research and use of the mathematical literature; time management; report writing; oral presentation.

Unit code: MATH32201
Level of study: H/6
Credit points: 10
Teaching block (weeks): 1 and 2
Unit director: Professor Philip Welch

Pre-requisites

Various, depending on the project selected

Co-requisites

None

Methods of teaching

Guidance from supervisor, leading to independent study with further discussion with supervisor as necessary. Skills training is provided early in teaching block 1; details are in the project handbook, available on Blackboard.

Methods of Assessment

The pass mark for this unit is 40.

The final mark is calculated as follows:

  • 90% project report
  • 10% presentation

Additional information on Projects can be found on the Project page of the Maths Intranet.

For information resit arrangements, please see the re-sit page on the intranet.

Please use these links for further information on relative weighting and marking criteria.

Further exam information can be found on the Maths Intranet.

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