Learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
On completion of this diploma, you will:
 be aware of the need for rigorous mathematical proof, and understand and be able to use some of the techniques involved
 have gained a knowledge and understanding of two of the following three strands:
 the elements of linear algebra, analysis and group theory and understand and use some of the techniques of rigorous mathematical proof
 the basic concepts behind the methods of Newtonian mechanics, differential equations, vector calculus, linear algebra and numerical analysis
 the use and application of a variety of methods for exploring, summarising and presenting data; and a range of methodologies for data analysis.
Cognitive skills
On completion of this diploma, you will have acquired the ability (at a level appropriate to the diploma) to:
 carry out mathematical/statistical calculation and reasoning using the concepts listed above
 analyse real world problems in appropriate contexts
 select and apply a range of mathematical/statistical tools and techniques, and the ability to create appropriate mathematical or statistical models and draw appropriate inferences
 apply qualitative and quantitative problemsolving skills
 interpret the results of such analysis
 reason with abstract concepts.
Practical and/or professional skills
On completion of this diploma, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

Application: apply mathematical/statistical concepts, principles and methods

Problem solving: analyse problems (both theoretical and practical) and plan strategies for their solution

Information technology: use information technology to acquire and present mathematical/statistical knowledge, and to model and solve practical problems

Communication: communicate relevant information and mathematical/statistical ideas, using a form, structure and style that suit the purpose

Independence: be an independent learner, able to acquire further knowledge with little guidance or support.
Key skills
On completion of this diploma, you will be able to demonstrate the following key skills:
Communication
 read and/or listen to documents and discussions having mathematical/statistical content, with an appropriate level of understanding
 communicate information having mathematical/statistical content accurately and effectively, using a form, structure and style that suit the purpose
Application of number
 exhibit a high level of numeracy, appropriate to the level of the diploma
Information technology
 use information technology to acquire and present mathematical/statistical knowledge, and to model and solve practical problems
Learning how to learn
 be an independent learner, able to acquire further knowledge with little guidance or support.
Teaching, learning and assessment methods
Teaching is carried out using text, a virtual learning environment (VLE), software (where appropriate), audiovisual resources (AV), selfassessment questions (SAQs) and activities, exercises, and tutorials.
Assessment is in the form of tutormarked assignments (TMAs), computermarked assignments (CMAs), interactive computermarked assignments (iCMAs), and examinations.
Key skills
Skill 4 is implicit and not formally assessed. The other skills are taught, learned and assessed using text, VLE, software (where appropriate), AV, online SAQs and activities, and online tutorials.
TMAs, CMAs, iCMAs, examination.
Practical and/or professional skills
Skill 5 is implicit and not formally assessed. The other skills are taught, learned and assessed using text, VLE, software (where appropriate), AV, online SAQs and activities, and online tutorials.
TMAs, CMAs, iCMAs, examination.