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MATH601 – Mathematics for Information Technology

Module code
Module title
Mathematics for Information Technology
To enable students to gain mathematical skills and acquire in-depth understanding of mathematics as applied to Information Technology.
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss, examine and solve problems in mathematics for computing

2. Solve mathematical problems using Set Theory, Special Functions, Function and
Relations, Propositional and Predicate Logic, Counting Methods and Probability and
- Set theory and numbers
- Basic sets operations
- Natural, integers, rational and real numbers
- Venn diagram

- Special functions
- Absolute, floor and ceiling functions
- Factorial, exponential and logarithmic functions
- Polynomial functions
- Summation and product notation
- Matrices

- Relations and functions
- Notations
- Properties of relations: reflexive, symmetric and transitive
- Properties of functions

- Logic
- Propositions and connectives
- Negation of a proposition
- Equivalence and truth tables
- Predicate and quantifiers

- Counting and combinatorics
- Sum and product rules
- Inclusion-Exclusion principle
- Permutations
- Ordered and unordered selection

- Probability and statistics
- Introduction to probability
- The product and the sum rules
- Conditional probability and independent events
- Probability distributions: Binomial and finite uniform distributions
- Cumulative binomial probability tables
- Statistical distributions: Expectations, variance and standard deviation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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