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Module

MAS8091 : MMath Project

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Stefan Kolb
  • Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

To complete an in-depth study of a particular topic in mathematics or statistics leading to the preparation and submission of a report.

Module Summary

A project on an approved topic in an area of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics. The workload of the module will normally be 20 credits in each of Semesters 1 and 2. Details of the arrangements for the allocation of projects, the work and supervisory arrangements, and the presentation and assessment of the report, presentation and poster, are given in the web pages: https://ncl.instructure.com/courses/32642/pages/maths-and-stats-stage-4-projects and are separately available from the module leader.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students are required to liaise with their project supervisor for an approved topic in their subject area.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Seminar – Present in Person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery221:0022:00Supervisory Meetings – Present in Person or On-Line
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1250:00250:00Background reading and other prearatory work
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study174:0074:00Detailed writing of the dissertation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Work on presentation and poster
Total400:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
MAS8391MMathStat Project
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The seminars cover the use of LaTeX for the presentation of mathematical text, and advice on written, poster and oral presentations. The supervisory meetings will assist the student in progressing with the selected topic but the majority of the work on the module will be done by the student in private study.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation151M10N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Poster2M10N/A
Dissertation2M80N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The oral and poster presentations are to assess the students’ ability to explain mathematical ideas and analysis to a general audience. The dissertation is designed to assess their in-depth understanding of their chosen topic, and to develop written presentations skills.

The length of the report may vary somewhat between projects but it should be about 35 to 45 pages long (12 point type).

Reading Lists

Timetable