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Applied Mathematics (HDipAppSc)
This Higher Diploma in Applied Mathematics programme is aimed at you if you have a background in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics, equivalent to a Level 7 degree, and you wish to improve your knowledge of these areas.
The programme seeks to further develop your ability in applying mathematical tools to address real-world problems. The problems investigated arise in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mechanics, Social Sciences and many others fields.
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Requirements and Assessment
1 year, full-time
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Mode of study
Course OutlineYou will get the opportunity to develop your skills in different areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling by taking advanced level courses. Each semester, you will study five courses chosen from a catalogue of appropriate courses. You will also undertake a supervised project, working in collaboration with a member of staff, where you will be trained in various research techniques and gain an insight into some current areas of Applied Mathematics research. At the end of this programme, you will have an equivalent level of knowledge and experience as a student who has completed a BSc(Hons) degree in Applied Mathematics.
Curriculum InformationCurriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.
Glossary of Terms
- You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
- An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
- Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
- A module you may choose to study.
- A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
- Required Core Subject
- A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
- Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.
Year 1 (60 Credits)Optional MP403: Cosmology And General Relativity - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA385: Numerical Analysis I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ST2001: Statistics for Data Science 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MP305: Modelling I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MP345: Mathematical Methods I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP366: Electromagnetism - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP494: Partial Differential Equations - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MP410: Non-Linear Elasticity - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MP356: Quantum Mechanics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA378: Numerical Analysis II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional ST2002: Statistics for Data Science 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MP346: Mathematical Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MP307: Modelling II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP420: Applied Mathematics Project - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP491: Non Linear Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP365: Fluid Mechanics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MP357: Quantum Mechanics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
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