Dr Alex Kiparissides
Three-hour written examination: 80%
To provide the core mathematics, modelling and analysis skills that underpin studies in engineering through a blended learning and teaching programme of mathematics that:
• Emphasises the modelling of engineering systems and the analysis of data;
• Integrates mathematics theory and engineering practice.
By the end of the course students should be able to :
- Recognise the connections between mathematics and engineering, and how mathematical ideas are embedded in engineering contexts;
- Represent real-world systems from engineering in a mathematical framework;
- Identify and draw upon a range of advanced mathematical concepts, including Vector Calculus, Matrices and Eigenvectors/Values, Statistics, Series and Transforms, and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) to analyse specific problems and identify the appropriate mathematics to realise a solution;
- Employ appropriate computer programming and modelling techniques and statistical analysis to efficiently solve and evaluate the performance of engineering systems;
- Relate the behaviour of the output of mathematical models to the underlying physical or conceptual models of interest;
- Carry our engineering problem solving both collaboratively in a team and independently;
- Present and interpret mathematical results in effective and appropriate ways to varied audiences, including non-mathematical engineering audiences.