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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.
Applications and Selections
Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at undergraduate level and their aptitude for the course.
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Requirements and Assessment
1 year, full-time
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Mode of study
You 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.
Modules for 2016-17Curriculum 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.
- 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 MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP356: Quantum Mechanics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP357: Quantum Mechanics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MP365: Fluid Mechanics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP305: Modelling I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP307: Modelling II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MP494: Partial Differential Equations - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MP403: Cosmology And General Relativity - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MP366: Electromagnetism - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP420: Applied Mathematics Project - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA378: Numerical Analysis II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA385: Numerical Analysis I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP410: Non-Linear Elasticity - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ST238: Introduction to Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP491: Non Linear Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP346: Mathematical Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MP345: Mathematical Methods I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
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