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Mathematics and Engineering Science

Status: Open


Level

N/A

Duration

28 Weeks

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


Start Date

TBC

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Limerick

This unit enables the learner to develop the skills in and understanding of mathematics and science to facilitate progression onto awards that require mathematics and science as core requirements.

This module may assist those with a trade or similar background who wish to progress to a level 6 or 7 programme of study in engineering by addressing their maths and science skills and knowledge deficit. The programme is assessed through a series of coursework and assessments over the duration of the course and is designed to build confidence in the subject areas. It is primarily aimed at those learners who feel that maths and science are not their strong points. It will allow learners to progress to higher education where a knowledge and understanding of practical engineering principles of mathematics and engineering science topics is required. 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification.

An adequate level of English is required to participate in this course.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

There are 10 learning outcomes to this unit. 

Mathematics: The learner will:

  • Be able to perform calculations involving indices, logarithms and algebra.
  • Be able to perform calculations using trigonometry.
  • Be able to perform calculations using calculus.
  • Be able to perform calculations involving statistics.

Science: The learner will:

  • Be able to perform tests to determine stress, strain and elasticity of materials. 
  • Be able to solve problems involving kinematics.
  • Be able to solve problems involving dynamics.
  • Be able to solve problems involving bending beams.
  • Be able to solve problems involving fluids.
  • Be able to demonstrate the effects of electromagnetism and alternating current.

Students will be required to study outside of class time to successfully complete this module.

More Information

Delivery

January to June, 3 hours per week.

Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

It is proposed to start this programme in January 2021. Details will be confirmed closer to that time. 

Assessment

This unit will be assessed by an assignment containing centre devised practical tasks and short-answer questions provided by City & Guilds. 

Qualification

City & Guilds Award 331 in Advanced Mathematics and Engineering Science.

Application Deadline

27th November 2020

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Eoin Fitzgerald

Email: eoin.fitzgerald@lit.ie

Fees

€675 payable to LIT upon registration.

Additional City & Guilds Assessment fees and registration feee will also apply. These fees will be collected the exams office during the course of the programme.