Maths Summer School

Monday 16th August to Friday 3rd September 2021

Due to the current situation in relation to Coronavirus the Maths Summer School (MSS) for 2021 will not take place on campus as it traditionally has but will be delivered fully online.  Preparations are being finalised for this mode of delivery and offer holders who are required to attend the MSS will be updated nearer the time with further information.

The MSS is delivered by the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment (SCEBE) at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and has been designed for students who, as part of their conditional offer, are required to complete additional maths modules. For students holding conditional offers full engagement with the MSS is compulsory.

Other SCEBE offer holders with an unconditional offer who would like to update their maths knowledge and study skills may also engage with the MSS.

The MSS for 2021 will be delivered online over three weeks on weekdays between 16th August and 3rd September 2021 with an online examination on Monday 6th September 2021.  There will typically be 3 hours of online classes each week day split between a morning session and an afternoon session with a break for lunch. There is no cost to take part in the MSS.

The online teaching sessions will consist of a mixture of lectures and tutorials which students must attend. Lecture materials including notes, slides, worked examples and audio recordings of lectures will be made available on GCU’s virtual learning environment (VLE) GCU Learn. For each block of study students are expected to attempt a set of homework exercises. The interactive tutorials will be used for students to discuss any questions arising from these exercises. Students requiring additional support with the course material should contact the relevant lecturer. 

All students who are required to engage with the MSS as part of their conditional offer must pass a compulsory online exam which will be made available on 6th September 2021. 

Throughout the summer period our Admissions team will invite all eligible students to participate in the MSS as and when HN results are officially confirmed.  Admissions at GCU obtain official confirmation of results from colleges or the SQA.  An email inviting students to register for the MSS will be sent to students once their results have been confirmed. It is imperative that students register for the MSS in order to be able to access the MSS, and accompanying resources, online. The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment will then contact students by email in the run up to the MSS with any additional information.

For more information on the MSS please contact collegeconnect@gcu.ac.uk

Guidance Documentation for Online Maths Summer School 2021

Lecture notes for Level 2 entry students - Engineering

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Algebra

Vectors

Introduction to Matrices

Trigonometry

Complex Numbers

Differential Calculus

Integral Calculus

Lecture notes for Level 3 entry students - Engineering

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Partial Differentiation


Ordinary Differential Equations

 
Double Integration


Laplace Transforms


Matrices for Engineering 


 

Lecture notes for Level 3 entry students - Computing and Networking

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Algebra

Vectors

Introduction to Matrices

Numbers and Number Systems

Introduction to Graph Theory

Probability