Module Overview

Mathematics 1 for Science Students

To provide the student with knowledge and skills in Mathematics relevant to a course of study in science.

Module Code

MATH H1040

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Basic Arithmetic Rules; Fractions; Scientific Notation; Errors and accuracy; Significant Figures; Conversion of Units. Calculating the mean and standard deviation of discrete data sets.


Fundamental algebraic operations and rules of algebra; Indices Rules; Transposition of Formulae


Systems of linear equations; Quadratic equations; Simultaneous non-linear equations; Application of logs to pH; Linear, log and exponential equations in one unknown variable.


Concept of a function; Polynomial functions; The exponential function and natural logs; Composition of functions.


Trigonometric ratios; Sine and Cosine rules; Solution to right angled and non-right angled triangles.

Co-ordinate Geometry

Cartesian co-ordinates ; Distance between points; Slope of a line; Equation of a line; Parallel and perpendicular lines.


Reduction of non-linear equations to linear form; Verification of experimental laws from graphs.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70