Mathematics for Engineers module (EG21005)

Further develop your understanding of the basic mathematics most relevant to engineers.

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This module continues the development of your understanding of the basic mathematics most needed by engineers. It covers material required for accreditation of degree programmes in engineering, and will allow you to understand subjects you will be learning about in higher levels.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • learn about sequences and series
  • learn about finite differences, differential equations, and ordinary differential equations
  • develop your understanding of probability and statistics
  • learn about various aspects of functions, such as hyperbolic functions, asymptotes, implicit differentiation, Taylor’s theorem, and L’Hopital’s rule
  • extend your understanding of integration
  • learn about vectors, including the definition of vectors, the scalar and cross-product of vectors
  • learn about complex numbers

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • apply your knowledge of the above subjects to engineering problems

Assignments / assessment

  • Online class tests (100%)

This module does not have a final examination.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • Lectures
    • in-person
    • complemented by online videos
  • Tutorials
    • involve working through mathematics problems


This module is available on following courses: