This module expands the use of modelling and simulation techniques learned in the previous modelling module to more complex problems. The projects undertaken in this module rely on more advanced mathematical topics and computational techniques and will incorporate a programming element.
This module is structured around a number of modelling projects (to include assessments and practice projects). Examples of mathematical topics involved are: fitting models to data,
continuous models described by differential equations, compartmental models described by systems of differential equations, basic dynamical systems theory, etc.
The models studied are inspired by practical problems in areas such as Physics, Biology, Finance, Environmental Science, and many others.
Discussion-based lectures, team work (under the lecturer's guidance) and computer laboratory sessions.
The class is divided into groups, who are responsible for the preparation, submission and presentation of the projects.
Each member of the group must present one of the projects.
|Module Content & Assessment