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Course overview

You refresh and enhance your knowledge in mathematical topics to prepare you to enter the second year of an undergraduate engineering degree.

You should already have an understanding of these concepts from completing an HNC/HND (or equivalent). You study algebra and calculus.

You learn through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times, but you can complete the work flexibly outside these times.

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Start date: Starts Tuesday 29 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

You explore the mathematical skills and techniques of the first year of the engineering degree programme. The module content ensures direct entrants to the second year of the engineering degree programme have the depth of mathematical knowledge necessary to complete the course successfully.

This course can act as a bridging course if your knowledge of the techniques covered in Year 1 of the course is limited, and can also provide revision, consolidation or an extension for you if you have studied an equivalent HNC/HND mathematics module.

algebraic manipulation and techniques
simplification of algebraic expressions, indices, removing brackets, factorisation
quadratics, factorisation, completing the square
linear and quadratic equations. algebraic fractions, partial fractions

mathematical functions
rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric; their properties and graphs


calculus
differential calculus: use of standard derivatives, product rule, quotient rule, function of a function rule
Integral calculus: integration as the reverse of differentiation, use of standard integrals, definite integration, substitution rule, partial fractions and integrals, the parts rule

differential equations
Linear first order differential equations, with applications to real-life situations.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a 1.5 hour online test.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

- if you are a direct entry student of the second year of an engineering degree programme
- to help you as a returning student to develop confidence in dealing with mathematical concepts and techniques relevant to engineering applications, and to consolidate and revise the basic techniques of algebra and calculus.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Tuesday 29 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

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