Short Title:Technical Mathematics 2
Full Title:Technical Mathematics 2
Module Code:MATH H1075
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Author:Ciaran O Sullivan
Module Description:The first aim of Technical Mathematics 2 is to enable the student to master a broad range of standard mathematical techniques in statistics, algebra, geometry, co-ordinate geometry and trigonometry to a high level of proficiency. This proficiency is required to support engineering subjects and forms the basis for further mathematical study in year 2. The second aim is to deepen the students understanding of key mathematical ideas regarding data presentation and interpretation, engineering functions, and trigonometry in such a way as to support other engineering modules. The third aim is to extend the students use of software applications in the visualisation and processing of engineering data.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manipulate vectors and apply them to simple problems in engineering.
LO2 Perform calculations with such engineering functions as rational, periodic, log, exponential , piecewise-constant functions using a scientific calculator.
LO3 Apply log and exponential functions to engineering problems involving growth and decay models using appropriate tools.
LO4 Plot engineering functions manually and using appropriate software.
LO5 Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the vocabulary and syntax of a modern programming language.
LO6 Perform programming basics such as the assembling of programmes/ scripts which correctly use variable assignment, comments and indentation and are able to debug and test such programmes.
LO7 Use programming control structures (Selection structures and repetition)
LO8 Collect and organise data using appropriate software.
LO9 Present suitable data sets using line diagrams, histograms and frequency curves constructed using appropriate software.
LO10 Calculate summary statistics: mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation using calculator and appropriate software tools.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment High threshold ‘Key Skills’ quiz, testing key basic mathematical techniques needed for this semester. First opportunity to take the test is in week 1 and several opprotunities will be given the student during the semester to re-take the test to improve their score. 1,2,3,4,10 10.00 Week 1
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory based test on the application of programming to plotting functions and investigating polynomial, power law, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and functions including piecewise defined functions using appropriate software tools (for example using MATLAB) 4,5,6,7 10.00 Week 8
Project Assignment on collecting, representing and analysing data using appropriate software (for example Excel or MINITAB). 8,9,10 10.00 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,8,9,10 70.00 End-of-Semester

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


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Laboratories Computer labs using excel, minitab or matlab 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Review of lecture material between lectures, completion of problem sheet questions, reflection on keyskills. Synthesis of course material ahead of final semester exam. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • James Reilly 2016, Using Statistics, 2nd Ed.,
Recommended Book Resources
  • Anthony Croft,Robert Davison, Foundation Maths, 6th Ed. [ISBN: 1292095172]
  • Kuldeep Singh, Engineering mathematics through applications, 1st ed Ed. [ISBN: 0 - 333 – 92224 – 7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EMECH_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory