2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MATH2900 Maths at Work
10 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Dr Margit Messmer
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Pre-requisite qualificationsWillingness to work in a team.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|CSER2201||Career Development 2|
|LUBS2020||From Study to Work|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryIn the first part of the module, students will take part in a series of career planning workshops on topics such as CV writing, job applications, and interviews. Students will be able to appraise their own skills and be able to plan for future job application processes.In the second part of the module students will complete a group-based project. Project titles will be drawn from a range of commercial, industrial, educational, social, or academic (research) projects, to reflect a range of career options that are available to mathematicians. Students will evaluate and develop their professional skills through engaging in a group project, culminating in a written mathematical report, an oral presentation and other outputs such as a report for a client, a piece of software, webpage, or similar, depending on the nature of the project. All students will be expected to make equivalent contributions to the group effort. There will be workshops on ethical topics such as team working, and ethics in the work place. Students will be evaluated on their outputs, presentations, on their ability to work professionally and as a team, and on their ability to reflect on ethical issues.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Have a better understanding of the career pathways available to mathematicians, and where mathematics may be used in a professional/commercial environment.
- Evaluate their current transferrable skills and make a plan to develop them further.
- Be prepared for the job application process.
- Use knowledge of mathematics to deliver a project based on an “industrial/business problem”.
- Work as part of a team to deliver a project.
- Evaluate their effectiveness as a team player.
- Write a technical/mathematical report on the mathematics used in the project.
- Make a presentation that is suitable for a variety of audiences.
- Reflect on ethical issues related to a specific topic.
Workshops on CV writing, job applications, job interviews, online testing, meeting employers.
Presentations by employers.
Workshop on managing projects, team working, ethics in the work place.
Presentations (including practice session).
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||76.00|
|Total Contact hours||24.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyCV writing, reflective assignment: 20 hours
Group project work: 30 hours
Presentation and reports preparation/writing: 26 hour
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFeedback through CV seminar, and interactive workshops.
Feedback from project supervisor on progress report, and interim project report.
Feedback on practice presentation.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Written Work||CV and reflective assignment||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
If the module is failed, new versions of the CV, reflective assignment, and the project outputs can be submitted for assessment
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:42:06
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