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Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Science, Technology and Engineering

Learn foundation level math and gain the skills you need to take Science, Technology, and Engineering at third-level.

Core Maths Skills
Free Course
STEM careers (those in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), are some of the most highly paid and respected in the world. But all STEM careers require Math skills, and many people feel that they don’t have this ability. So, no matter what Math level you are currently at, this course is designed to give you all the Math skills you need to apply for a STEM subject at third level and make your future career a success.





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This diploma course will give you the mathematical knowledge and skills you need to study a Science, Technology, or Engineering discipline at third-level. The course consists of simple Maths tutorial videos in which qualified Math teachers resolve problems in real-time. You will also receive comprehensive assessment tests on all aspects of Mathematics which are related to Science, Technology and Engineering.

The course covers a wide range of essential Math topics in a clear step-by-step manner. You will start by learning about fractional indices, simple formulae, and simultaneous equations. Next, you will get a full run-through of quadratic equations, quotients, and differentiation, which are key Math topics for any STEM career. This will pave the way for more advanced lessons covering radians, arrangements, and complex numbers. This will give you a solid grounding for any STEM discipline at third level.

By the end of this course, your Math skills will have greatly improved, and will encompass the core Math topics of Algebra, Equations and Functions, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Matrices, Trigonometry and Complex Numbers. This knowledge will open up a wide range of highly paid careers, making a real difference to your life. So get started today, and in less than 2 weeks you’ll have given your career development a real boost.

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Module 1: Introduction to Mathematics

Module 2: Algebra

Module 3: Equations, Functions and Graphs

Module 4: Calculus

Module 5: Probability and Binomial Distribution

Module 7: Matrices

Module 8: Trigonometry

Module 9: Complex Numbers

Module 6: Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Science, Technology Engineering: First Assessment

Module 10: Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Science, Technology Engineering: Second Assessment

Module 11: Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Science, Technology Engineering: Final Assessment

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course students will understand and be skilled in the following mathematics topics:

  • Working with numbers
  • Changing Small and Large Numbers from Standard Form
  • Working with Indices
  • Working with differentiation rules
  • Working with integration rules
  • Factorising quadratic and cubic equations
  • Plotting quadratic and cubic graphs
  • Working with matrices
  • Working with trigonometrc ratios
  • Working with trigonometric rules
  • Working with complex numbers


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