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									Form 16                          Heriot-Watt University – Undergraduate Course Structure Template (RAY)                                                   Version 3.0 (2007/2008)

1.   Course Code            2.      Course Title                        3.    School                        4.      Type               5.   Awards
F151-MWE                    Mathematics with Economics                  Mathematical & Computer                    BSc                 BSc Honours, BSc Ordinary, DipHE, CertHE
                                                                        Sciences
6.        Course Accredited by                              6.    UCAS Code                7.   QAA Subject Benchmarking Group(s)         8.   Date of Production/Revision
                                                            G1L1                           Mathematics                                    22 August 2008/Version 2

                                                                 10. Arrangement of Modules: (Themes and Subject Streams)                                            11. Awards,
          9. Stage                                                                                                                                                       Credits &
           Composition                   Mandatory Modules                                      Optional Modules                       Elective Modules                  Levels


                                  Semester 1             Semester 2                  Semester 1                  Semester 2         Semester 1    Semester 2           Certificate of
             8 modules:                                                                                                                                              Higher Education
            8 mandatory           Calculus A              Calculus B
                                   F17CA1                  F17CB2                                                                                                       120 credits

                                   Algebra A           Problem Solving                                                                                               (8 modules to be
Stage 1




                                   F17CC1                 F17GA2                                                                                                        completed)

                               Introduction to          Introduction to
                            Statistical Science A    Statistical Science B
                                   F77SA1                   F77SB2

                                  Introductory       Finance and Financial
                                   Economics              Reporting
                                    F77EC1                 F77FF2
                                                                                                                                                                        Diploma of
             8 modules:     Multivariable Calculus   Multivariable Calculus           One of:                                                                        Higher Education
            7 mandatory     and Real Analysis A      and Real Analysis B       Applied Mathematics A
              1optional            F18CD1                   F18CE2                    F18AA1                                                                          240 credits, incl.
                                                                                                                                                                       90 at Level 8
                                 Linear Algebra      Numerical Analysis A       Mathematics for Direct
Stage 2




                                    F18CF1               F18NA2                      Entrants                                                                        (16 modules to be
                                                                                     F18GD1                                                                             completed)
                                 Intermediate        Pure Mathematics A
                                 Economics 1              F18PA2
                                    C28IE1
                                                         Intermediate
                                                         Economics 2
                                                            C28IF2




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Form 16                                 Heriot-Watt University – Undergraduate Course Structure Template (RAY)                                                          Version 3.0 (2007/2008)

1.   Course Code                  2.       Course Title                        3.     School                            4.      Type                5.   Awards
F151-MWE                          Mathematics with Economics                   Mathematical & Computer                         BSc                  BSc Honours, BSc Ordinary, DipHE, CertHE
                                                                               Sciences
6.        Course Accredited by                                     6.    UCAS Code                     7.   QAA Subject Benchmarking Group(s)          8.   Date of Production/Revision
                                                                   G1L1                                Mathematics                                     22 August 2008/Version 2

                                                                        10. Arrangement of Modules: (Themes and Subject Streams)                                                  11. Awards,
          9. Stage                                                                                                                                                                    Credits &
           Composition                          Mandatory Modules                                           Optional Modules                         Elective Modules                 Levels


                                                                                            Up to one of:                Exactly one of:                                          Ordinary or
            8 modules:                 Abstract Algebra      Ordinary Differential                                                               Any SCQF       Any SCQF          General Degree
           5 mandatory,                    F19PL1                 Equations                Vector Analysis                  Advanced             Level 7,8,9    Level 7,8,9
          up to 3 optional,                                       F19MO2                      F19MV1                     Microeconomics          module from   module from         360 credits, incl.
          up to 2 elective         Project Preparation                                                                       C20AJ2               approved     approved list        60 at Level 9
                                                                                                                                                        1
                                        F19GB1                Complex Analysis           Pure Mathematics B                                         list
                                                                 F19MC2                        F19PB1                Macro Analysis and Policy                                    (24 modules to be
                                                                                                                            C20EP2                                                   completed)
Stage 3




                                  Advanced Economics
                                       C29AE1                                                                           And up to one of:

                                                                                                                       Numerical Analysis B
                                                                                                                            F19NB2

                                                                                                                      Applied Mathematics B
                                                                                                                             F19AB2




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              The choice of electives at different stages will be published in the student handbook.




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Form 16                          Heriot-Watt University – Undergraduate Course Structure Template (RAY)                                                 Version 3.0 (2007/2008)

1.   Course Code            2.      Course Title                      3.    School                           4.       Type           5.   Awards
F151-MWE                    Mathematics with Economics                Mathematical & Computer                       BSc              BSc Honours, BSc Ordinary, DipHE, CertHE
                                                                      Sciences
6.        Course Accredited by                            6.    UCAS Code                7.   QAA Subject Benchmarking Group(s)         8.   Date of Production/Revision
                                                          G1L1                           Mathematics                                    22 August 2008/Version 2

                                                               10. Arrangement of Modules: (Themes and Subject Streams)                                            11. Awards,
          9. Stage                                                                                                                                                     Credits &
           Composition                   Mandatory Modules                                       Optional Modules                    Elective Modules                  Levels


                                                                                     Three of:                      Two of:                                        Honours Degree
            8 modules:           Developmental      Mathematics Project
           3 mandatory,           Economics 1          Dissertation          Applied Mathematics C         Applied Mathematics D                                     Requires 480
             5 optional             C20DE1               F10GP2                     F10AC1                        F10AD2                                             SCQF credits
                                                                                                                                                                      including a
                                                      Developmental          Mathematical Biology A        Mathematical Biology B                                  minimum of 180 at
                                                       Economics 2                 F10AM1                        F10AN2                                             Level 9 and 10
                                                         C20DF2                                                                                                    and at least 90 at
                                                                               Functional Analysis                  Geometry                                           Level 10
Stage 4




                                                                                    F10MF1                          F10PG2
                                                                                                                                                                   (32 modules to be
                                                                                  Optimisation                Partial Differential                                    completed)
                                                                                   F10MM1                         Equations
                                                                                                                   F10MP2
                                                                              Numerical Analysis C
                                                                                   F10NC1                   Numerical Analysis D
                                                                                                                 F10ND2
                                                                              Pure Mathematics C
                                                                                   F10PC1                   Pure Mathematics D
                                                                                                                 F10PD2




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Form 17                                Heriot-Watt University – Undergraduate Course Notes Template (RAY)                                                              Version 3.0
                                                                                                                                                                      (2007/2008)

7.   Course Code        8.   Course Title                           9.   School                               10.    Type           11.  Awards
F151-MWE                Mathematics with Economics                  Mathematical & Computer Sciences          BSc                   BSc Honours, BSc Ordinary, DipHE, CertHE

12.   Course Accredited by                               9.   UCAS Code              10. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group(s)             11. Date of Production/Revision
                                                         G1L1                        Mathematics                                       24 April 2008



Stage Notes

Stage One: Students must study 8 mandatory modules.

Stage Two: Students must study 8 mandatory modules.

Stage Three:
Honours degree students must study 5 mandatory modules, together with 3 optional modules and no electives.

Ordinary degree students must study 5 mandatory modules, together with up to 3 optional modules (including either Energy and Natural Resource Economics C20EF2 or Macro Analysis
and Policy C20EP2) and up to 2 approved elective modules.

The choice of electives will be published in the student handbook

An optional module may not run if there is insufficient demand for it; some choices of modules may not be available to students in some years because of timetabling
constraints




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Form 17                                Heriot-Watt University – Undergraduate Course Notes Template (RAY)                                                                        Version 3.0
                                                                                                                                                                                (2007/2008)

7.   Course Code         8.   Course Title                           9.   School                                     10.   Type            11.  Awards
F151-MWE                 Mathematics with Economics                  Mathematical & Computer Sciences                BSc                   BSc Honours, BSc Ordinary, DipHE, CertHE

12.     Course Accredited by                             9.   UCAS Code                   10. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group(s)               11. Date of Production/Revision
                                                         G1L1                             Mathematics                                         24 April 2008



Progression Requirements

9.    Progression through the course normally requires a minimum of number of credit points:

Progression from Stage 1 to Stage 2: 90 credits
Progression from Stage 2 to Stage 3: 210 credits
Progression from Stage 3 to Stage 4: 330 credits

10. Progression through the course for an Honours degree normally requires:

Stage 1: a minimum of Grade D in at least 6 modules Introductory Economics, Calculus A, Calculus B, Algebra A and Problem Solving
Stage 2: a minimum of Grade D in at least 6 modules including Intermediate Economics1, Intermediate Economics 2, Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis A, Multivariable Calculus
and Real Analysis B, and Linear Algebra
Stage 3: average mark on qualifying modules of at least 40%

The Progression Board may permit a student to be re-assessed in any qualifying module not taken in the final stage in order to gain credits for the module, provided that the mark or grade
obtained in the first assessment of any such module is used in determining the classification of the degree to be awarded.

(c)   Progression through the course for an Ordinary degree normally requires:

Stage 1: a minimum of Grade D in at least 5 modules including Introductory Economics, Calculus A, Calculus B, Algebra A and Problem Solving
Stage 2: a minimum of Grade D in at least 5 modules including Intermediate Economics1, Intermediate Economics 2, Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis A, Multivariable Calculus
and Real Analysis B, and Linear Algebra

Award Requirements

Honours degree classification is determined by performance in
1 Stage 3, averaged over all qualifying modules (40%)
2 Stage 4, averaged over all qualifying modules (60%)

The qualifying modules are all modules in the course that are rated SCQF level 9 or 10.




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Form 19                                                       Heriot-Watt University – Course Description Template (RAY)                                                           Version 3.0 (2007/2008)

12.                     Course Code         13.  Course Title                                  14.  School                               15.      Type              16.   Awards
           F151-MWE                         Mathematics with Economics                         Mathematical & Computer Sciences          BSc                        BSc Honours, BSc Ordinary, DipHE,
                                                                                                                                                                    CertHE

17.                     Course Accredited by                                6.   UCAS Code               7.   QAA Subject Benchmarking Group(s)                       8.   Date of Production/Revision
                                                                             G1L1                             Mathematics                                             31 March 2008



                                                                                             10. Educational Aims of the Course

The principal aims of the course are to;

               •         provide high-quality undergraduate education in a wide range of subjects in modern mathematics and economics
               •         enable students to develop detailed knowledge and critical understanding of both theoretical and applied elements of mathematics and economics
               •         provide students with training and practical experience of modelling, analysing and interpreting mathematical and real-world problems
               •         enable students to communicate and work effectively with peers and academic staff, demonstrating appropriate levels of autonomy, initiative, and responsibility
               •         provide students at the undergraduate level with the opportunity to plan and write a dissertation requiring detailed and critical understanding in an area of mathematics
               •         equip students with the grounding in mathematics and economics necessary to go onto to further study or straight into graduate jobs

                                                                  11. The Course provides opportunities for learners to achieve the following outcomes:


                         Understanding, Knowledge and Cognitive Skills

                        On completion of the course students should be able to:

                          •       demonstrate an understanding across a broad range of mathematics and economics
                          •       demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding in certain specific areas of mathematics and economics
      Subject Mastery




                          •       demonstrate an understanding of the power of abstraction and of the notions of proof and logical reasoning
                          •       demonstrate an appreciation of the usefulness of mathematics and economics over a wide range of applications


                        Scholarship, Enquiry and Research

                        On completion of the course students should be able to:

                              •     demonstrate a good level of skill in calculation and in technical manipulation in mathematics and economics
                              •     demonstrate the ability to present rigorous arguments in mathematics and economics
                              •     model real-life situations in mathematical terms and analyse the resulting models
                              •     demonstrate computational skills involving the use of a range of software packages.




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Form 19                                                        Heriot-Watt University – Course Description Template (RAY)                                                              Version 3.0 (2007/2008)

12.                        Course Code      13.  Course Title                                    14.  School                                15.    Type                 16.   Awards
            F151-MWE                        Mathematics with Economics                           Mathematical & Computer Sciences           BSc                         BSc Honours, BSc Ordinary, DipHE,
                                                                                                                                                                        CertHE

17.                        Course Accredited by                               6.   UCAS Code                7.   QAA Subject Benchmarking Group(s)                        8.   Date of Production/Revision
                                                                              G1L1                               Mathematics                                              31 March 2008



                           Industrial, Commercial and Professional Practice

                           On completion of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills for the development, application and consequent analysis of mathematics and mathematical models and
                           economics as currently required in modern industrial sectors, in particular for the financial sector also including including IT, engineering, and general science and technology. They
                           will be able to identify, analyse and solve problems, and discuss issues at a professional level; they will also be able to critically review existing practices and will be in a strong
                           position to move on to a professional environment, with sound knowledge, confidence and awareness of the nature of that environment and the demands it will make.
      Personal Abilities




                           Autonomy, Accountability and Working with Others

                           On completion of the course students will be able to:
                               •  plan and organise their own learning through self management and time management
                               •  demonstrate the ability to work with relatively little guidance or support, to undertake self-directed work and to meet deadlines
                               •  communicate effectively at all levels and using a range of media
                               •  interact effectively with professionals from a wide and diverse range of areas


                           Communication, Numeracy and ICT

                           On completion of the course, students will be numerate, able to make presentations on specialised topics and able to communicate well with peers and other colleagues. They will
                           have extensive IT knowledge and skills and will be able to use them confidently. They will also have the necessary background to enable them to be ready and able to
                           communicate on technical and general matters with peers and senior colleagues.
                                                                                         12. Approaches to Teaching and Learning:

The following teaching methods are used: lectures, tutorials, computing laboratory work, coursework, projects. Teaching on the course is student-focussed, with students
encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In addition, students learn through structured group work in problems solving, collaborative
student presentations, and independent study and technical project work. Resource-based and problem-based teaching styles are used to facilitate the motivational and
assimilative phases of the learning process. The level and type of support available via VISION will vary between the modules as is appropriate for the subject matter.

Approaches to learning and teaching are continually reviewed and developed with the aim of matching them to the abilities and experiences of the students.

                                                                                                      6.    Assessment Policies:
The assessment policy for the course incorporates a range of assessment types. Continuous assessment during some modules and summative assessment at the conclusion of modules
both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to formally measure achievement in specified learning outcomes. Understanding, knowledge and subject-specific skills are
assessed by coursework assignments and written examinations. Formative assessment is used to provide feedback and to inform student learning.
Approaches to assessment are continually reviewed. Specific details about methods of assessment are provided in the appropriate module descriptors.


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