ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
SHE Level  1 
SCQF Credit Points  10.00 
ECTS Credit Points  5.00 
Module Code  M1H323563 
Module Leader  Faridon Amdjadi 
School  School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment 
Subject  Mechanical Engineering 
Trimester 

Summary of Content
This module aims to study the following mathematical topics which are fundamental to the applications of mathematics in engineering problems. Basic algebraic, manipulation, partial fractions, functions, complex numbers, matrices, differentiation and integration.
Syllabus
Algebra: Application of algebraic techniques to the manipulation of mathematical expressions including indices, arithmetic of algebraic fractions, simplifying algebraic fractions, factorisation, completing the square, linear equation , quadratic equations, simultaneous linear equations and partial fractions. Functions: Linear, parabolic, exponential and logarithmic functions including their graphs, application of logarithms and their laws, solving equations involving logarithms and exponents. Complex Numbers : R ectangle form, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, of complex numbers, graphical representation (the Argand diagram), polar form (multiplication and division). Matrix Algebra: Manipulation including addition, subtraction, multiplication, transpose, determinants. Differentiation: Derivatives of standard functions; Product, quotient and chain rules; Integrations: Standard integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; integration by substitution, integration using partial fractions, integration by parts, definite integrals.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the student should be able to: manipulate mathematical expressions, formulae and equations by applying the basic rules of algebra; solve linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations; describe and manipulate the algebra used for partial fraction expansions; understand algebraic functions (linear, parabolic, exponential) and logarithmic with their applications in engineering problems; describe and manipulate complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms; describe and manipulate matrices, determinant of 2 by 2 and 3 by 3 matrices; differentiate mathematical expressions by using standard rules; integrate mathematical expressions by using standard rules.
Teaching / Learning Strategy
Traditional lectures will be supported by tutorials . Lectures will deliver the module syllabus and tutorials used for developing mathematical manipulation skills for exploring applications (which can be expected to continue into private study) . Directed study will require the undertaking of specified tutorial material; the completion or extension of the exercises covered in tutorials; and the opportunity for the student to dig deeper through identified 'advanced' topics. The continuous assessment will be in the form of online tests, using GCU learn and feedback will be given immediately. The lectures delivery will be enhanced by using the new technology such as surface with a stylus pen.
Indicative Reading
CROFT A AND DAVISON R: Mathematics for Engineers, 3 rd edition, Addison Wesley, 2010. MUSTOE L R AND BARRY M D J: Mathematics in Engineering & Science, Wiley, ISBN 047 197 093X, 1998. BIRD J O: Engineering Mathematics, Newnes, 2nd edition, 1996.
Transferrable Skills
D2 Critical thinking and problem solving; D3 Critical analysis; D5 Numeracy; D8 Self confidence, self discipline & self reliance (independent working); D9 Awareness of strengths and weaknesses.
Module Structure
Activity  Total Hours 

Tutorials (PT)  24.00 
Assessment (PT)  8.00 
Independent Learning (PT)  44.00 
Lectures (PT)  24.00 
Assessment Methods
Component  Duration  Weighting  Threshold  Description 

Exam (School)  2.00  30.00  35%  A time limited online testsweek 6 
Exam (Exams Office)  2.00  70.00  35%  Final Exam 