(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of mathematics;- demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation and manipulation within this basic body of knowledge;- apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts;- appreciate the coherence, logical structure and broad applicability of mathematics;- demonstrate an awareness of skills in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake problem solving.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- decision making.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.