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MA50283: Collaborative industrial research

[Page last updated: 23 October 2023]

Academic Year: 2023/24
Owning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Written Assignment (CW 65%)
  • Presentation (CW 35%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Conceptualise project-management skills, completing their work to specifications and deadlines and communicating effectively with clients.
* Prepare mathematical solutions to case studies.
* Associate principles of industrial collaboration and problem solving in order to formulate an industrially oriented thesis project.
* Design a project, by synthesizing problem solving, project management and project scoping knowledge and skills.

Aims: The activities of this unit will enable students to bridge the mathematical techniques they acquired in previous units with real-world problem solving in an industrial context. Students will put into practice the basic principles of industrial application and scope their summer project in collaboration with an industry partner.

Skills: Project design, project management, preparing mathematical solutions for an industrial client.

Content: Students will work on:
* Scoping the summer project.
* 2 case studies accommodated to the groups they split into, according to their focus subjects: applied maths, stats, data science, or combinations of these.
* The unit will be concluded with Problem Formulation Workshop.

Course availability:

MA50283 is Compulsory on the following courses:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • TSMA-AFM19 : MSc Mathematics with Data Science for Industry
  • TSMA-AWM19 : MSc Mathematics with Data Science for Industry


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