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MA2011 - Discrete Mathematics for Computing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Discrete mathematics is the mathematics of computing. You will explore the fundamental theories of logic and proof, the abstract concepts of relations, functions, recursion and induction, and graph structures and counting principles. Through active practice and independent problem-solving, you will develop precise thinking, abstraction and generalisation skills that are central to all areas of computer science and software engineering.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the logical structure of arguments and assess their validity;
  • apply appropriate techniques to solve problems and formulate and prove simple theorems;
  • explore patterns and apply abstract concepts in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Workbook - (60%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: Algebra and arithmetic to a year 10 standard
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MA2211

Availabilities

Cairns, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Sophie Raynor.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours online Seminars - 2 one-hour lectures each week, delivered live, online via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Sophie Raynor
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours online Seminars - 2 one-hour lectures each week, delivered live, online via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 1, External
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Sophie Raynor.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours online activity - 2 one-hour lectures each week, delivered live, online via LearnJCU
  • 18 hours online Tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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