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Postgraduate Course: MIGS: Project 2 (MATH12025)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Mathematics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryThis is a project undertaken in groups, in a flexible format, following one of several models. Industry-stream students will take an industrial taster project as described below.

In the industrial taster project model, groups will work on aspects of a real problem from industry. Problems will be described at the Industrial Sandpit in Semester 1. The project work not only provides insights into real-world challenges for mathematics and how mathematical scientists work with industry, but also provides general research skills training to give you experience in a broad range of activities that will be useful during and after your PhD, irrespective of your topic and later employment. Each group will have an academic supervisor and a contact from industry. Ideally each group will have a mixed skill set so that some members can work on background theory, others on modelling, and some on efficient implementation. The output is a joint presentation and a written report submitted at the end of the semester.

A second model has a similar structure to MIGS: Project 1 but is undertaken in a different area.

A third model introduces the group to a set of widely-used techniques in a given broad area. Overseen by one or more academic supervisors, you will give individual seminar-style presentations (covering the basic notions of each technique, together with some applications that you have researched yourselves) to the rest of the group. Collectively the group will write up its findings into a dossier which will count towards the assessment.
Course description Mainly in the first two semesters, opportunities to attend generic skills training will be made available to you and you are encouraged to make the most of this. It may also be possible to arrange specific training to meet a demand if several students are interested in a specific area.

Semester 1
The SMSTC Symposium in Perth includes workshops on tutoring, marking and how to get a PhD.
Computer Tools & Skills I & II micro project report, and write summary of talk in MAC-MIGS Colloquium.
Presentation skills

Semester 2
Maths Modelling Camp.
Short presentation at MAC-MIGS Residential Symposium.

All Year
Gain experience of writing LaTeX in SMSTC assignments. Store in Training Log.

We expect students to attend general mathematical activities such as seminars, discussions, colloquia and EMS meetings where possible, provided they do not clash with taught courses and other 1st Year MAC-MIGS programme activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  12
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 127 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Carry out research in the mathematical sciences, and in particular use appropriate mathematical software for both writing and computation.
  2. Use research publication bibliographic databases and understand the research publications process; understand the elements of report writing and use them to construct a report; understand the elements of giving a research presentation and use them to give such presentations.
  3. Appreciate their future career options.
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Course organiserProf Benedict Leimkuhler
Course secretaryMrs Katy Cameron
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