Maths Summer School

Monday 15th August to Friday 2nd September 2022

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus the Maths Summer School (MSS) for 2022 is not scheduled to take place fully on campus as it has traditionally done.  The format of the MSS for 2022 will be a blend of live online sessions, independent study using online resources and on-campus teaching and tutorial sessions.  Preparations are currently 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 2022 will be delivered over three weeks on weekdays between Monday 15th August and Friday 2nd September 2022 with an online examination on the final day, 2nd September 2022.  There is no cost to take part in the MSS.

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 any online live lectures will be made available on a virtual learning environment (VLE).  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 2nd September 2022.

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 online sessions and accompanying resources.  Once the registration process has been completed the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment will 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