Short Title:Applied Maths for food science
Full Title:Applied Maths for food science
Module Code:MATH H1063
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:Lien Luu
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with: The ability to carry out mathematical calculations that are frequently used in industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Calculate values using basic arithmetic rules and recognise the difference between accuracy and precision.
LO2 Rewrite numbers in scientific notation and calculate concentrations and dilutions.
LO3 Evaluate algebraic expressions, solve linear equations and rearrange formulae in terms of a different variable.
LO4 Interpret the slope of the line and compute the equation of the line.
LO5 Summarise statistical data using a frequency table, a histogram, frequency curve and measures of location and dispersion.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment One in class assessment. 1,2,3,4 20.00 Week 7
Assignment An open book assignment 5 20.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.50 Every Week 2.50
Independent Learning Solving assignments, reading additional material 3.50 Every Week 3.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • James Reilly 2006, Using Statistics, 1st Ed., Gill and MacMillan
  • Tony Croft 2008, Foundation Maths, 5th Ed., Pearson Education
Recommended Book Resources
  • Jon Curwin and Roger Slater 2004, Quantitative Methods, 1st Ed., Thomson Learning
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SMAFC_C Certificate in Food Science and Technology Minor Award 2 Mandatory
TA_SPRTC_C Higher Certificate in Science in Process Technologies 2 Mandatory