Scientific Computing (F3212)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module covers the application of numerical methods to model simple physical problems, involving topics such as:

  • solution of algebraic equations
  • numerical integration and differentiation
  • numerical solution of differential equations
  • visualisation of data.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar (Class)


60%: Coursework (Problem set)
40%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: