MATH00040 Access to Science, Engineering and Agriculture - Mathematics II

Academic Year 2020/2021

The objective of this course is to build on the course MATH00030, Access to Science, Engineering and Agriculture - Mathematics 1, which students took in the first trimester. Together these modules will enable successful students to obtain the necessary mathematical skills for entry to a Science or Agriculture degree programme and to an Engineering degree programme for qualifying students. In addition to these modules, students may avail of the services of the Maths Support Centre -

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

1. Add and multiply matrices;
2. use Gaussian elimination to find the inverse of a matrix and to solve systems of linear equations;
3. calculate the determinant of a matrix; find the eigenvalues and corresponding eigenvectors of a matrix;
4. calculate the dot and cross products of a pair of vectors;
5. add, multiply and divide complex numbers;
6. find the polar form of a complex number and then use De Moivre’s Theorem to find its roots;
7. differentiate expressions using the product, quotient and chain rules;
8. find and classify critical points;
9. use the Newton-Raphson method to find roots of an equation;
10. integrate using substitution, by parts and partial fractions;
11. use integration to find areas and volumes;
12. use the addition and multiplication rules of probability and calculate conditional probabilities;
13. calculate probabilities using the binomial, Poisson and normal distributions.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The approaches will follow the same style as MATH00030 in that learning will be collaborative and based on sense-making. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students must have achieved a sufficinetly high grade in MATH00030 to proceed to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: 4 written assessments Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: 6 online assessments Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Written examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The Assessment Feedback Strategies will follow the same path as the semester one module MATH00030.

Name Role
Dr Anthony Brown Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 21, 24 Sat 10:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 28 Wed 18:00 - 21:20
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 23 Wed 18:00 - 21:20
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Wed 18:00 - 21:20
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 22, 24, 27 Wed 19:30 - 21:20
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21 Wed 20:00 - 21:20