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COMP11912: Mathematics for Computer Systems Engineers (2010-2011)

This is an archived syllabus from 2010-2011

Mathematics for Computer Systems Engineers
Level: 1
Credit rating: 10
Pre-requisites: No Pre-requisites
Co-requisites: No Co-requisites
Lecturers: Graham Gough
Course lecturer: Graham Gough

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Sem 2 w1-6 Lecture LF17 Tue 09:00 - 10:00 -
Sem 2 w1-6 Lecture LF17 Mon 10:00 - 11:00 -
Sem 2 w1-6 Examples LF17 Tue 16:00 - 17:00 -
Sem 2 w7-12 Lecture LF17 Mon 10:00 - 11:00 -
Sem 2 w7-12 Lecture RENOLD D006 Thu 10:00 - 11:00 -
Sem 2 w7-12 Examples BEGG C006 Fri 12:00 - 13:00 -
Assessment Breakdown
Exam: 80%
Coursework: 20%
Lab: 0%


To demonstrate the relevance of mathematics to computer science.
To introduce fundamental mathematical techniques of abstraction.
To demonstrate applicability of particular mathematical techniques and skills for particular types of computer science problem.
To appreciate the costs and benefits of mathematical modelling.

Programme outcomeUnit learning outcomesAssessment
A1 B1Be familiar with basic concepts of sets, functions, induction, relations and graphs, matrices, determinants.
  • Examination
  • Individual coursework
A1 B1Be able to carry out routine operations involving topics in the syllabus.
  • Examination
  • Individual coursework
A1 B1Have a set of tools and methods that can be applied in the courses given in the host department or in subsequent years.
  • Examination
  • Individual coursework


This course unit combines material from COMP10020 and MATH19632. The former will cover aspects of discrete Maths necessary for study of Computer Science units and the latter will cover sequences and series, together with matrices and determinants. The discrete maths will be taught to this cohort of students separately, and they will join other students on MATH19632 for the second half of the course.

Syllabus outline
Discrete structures. Sets functions and maps
Relations and Graphs
Sequences and series
Matrices and determinants