This module introduces some of the fundamental mathematical ideas
that are used in the design and analysis of computer systems and software.
The module makes you familiar with basic concepts and notation, helps you
to develop a good understanding of mathematical proofs, and enables you
to apply mathematics to solving computer science problems. The focus in
CS130 is on discrete (i.e. not continuous) mathematics and probability.
The module aims to provide students with sufficient mathematical knowledge to enable them to understand the foundations of their subject for both study purposes and later career development.
It seeks to bridge the gap in style and content between Alevel and university mathematics, and to introduce students to the language and methods of professional mathematics.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
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Problem Solving
Understanding Abstract Concepts
Critical Thinking
Creativity
Type  Required 

Lectures  30 sessions of 1 hour (20%) 
Seminars  9 sessions of 1 hour (6%) 
Private study  111 hours (74%) 
Total  150 hours 
Background study
Problems solving
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.
Weighting  Study time  

Problem Set 0  1%  
Formative problem sheet (mock) for flat credit 

Problem Set 1  3%  
Summative problem sheet for flat credit (1% for submission, 2% for submission of peer feedback) 

Problem Set 2  3%  
Summative problem sheet for flat credit (1% for submission, 2% for submission of peer feedback) 

Problem Set 3  3%  
Summative problem sheet for flat credit (1% for submission, 2% for submission of peer feedback) 

Problem Set 4  10%  
Summative problem sheet 

Inperson Examination  80%  
CS130 exam

Weighting  Study time  

Inperson Examination  Resit  100%  
CS130 resit exam

There will be 3 formative small problem sheets, and feedback on problem sheets will be given in seminar sessions.
This module is Core for:
This module is Optional for: