This unit teaches basic mathematics in a style that will prepare them for the mathematics required on their linked degree. It covers topics such as Algebra,Straight lines and Quadratics,Sets and Functions.
This unit introduces a range of computing topics that will be important in your linked degree. It covers topics such as: The components and underlying logic of computer systems; creating and styling webpages using HTML and CSS; basic programming concepts including variables, arithmetic operations, program flow and procedural abstraction; and the analysis and design of computer systems in the areas of engineering and computing.
Academic Skills for Higher Education
This unit covers topics such as: Academic Skills: Higher Education terminology, independent study, time management, note taking, reading techniques, academic writing, critical thinking and writing, referencing methods, exam techniques and oral presentations; Research Skills: Conducting a research project, research design and methodology, analysing and presenting research data; Personal Development Planning: Reflection, skills profiling and action planning; Basic Number Work: Basic arithmetic; and mental calculations.
Foundation Data Analysis
This unit will develop the critical thinking and data analysis skills required by students on their linked degrees. It covers areas such as Descriptive statistics; Probability; Statistical inference; and Visual representation of data.
English and Academic Practice (Optional Unit)
This unit is designed to provide those whose first language is not English and who come from outside the EU with the language and study skills needed for effective transfer to UK undergraduate courses at Manchester Met. You will learn to present themselves effectively in speaking and writing and to use printed, electronic and other materials and resources efficiently for higher education study. Course content will include language and study skills activities.
English for Academic Study (Optional Unit)
The unit focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking, from within both an academic and general context. The unit is designed for non-native English speakers to prepare them for the academic demands of their degree course, as well as helping them with daily English needs. The unit content is largely based on the development of academic skills, notably writing and speaking, to give you confidence in your written work and oral presentations. General English is also focused on, however, as the means to helps you develop your abilities in English communication needed outside the classroom.