Discrete Mathematics

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Discrete Mathematics

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    APM112 and (MAT105 or MAT103)

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4 - 5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6 - 7.5
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    At the end of the module students should be able to:
    Solve problems in elementary set theory and logic.
    Use combinatorial techniques to solve various enumerative
    combinatorial problems.
    Formulate and solve counting problems in algebra and graph theory.

    Main Content
    Introduction to axiomatic set theory and logic.
    Enumerative combinatorics.
    Introductory graph theory.

    Breakdown of Learning Time:

    Contact with lecturer /tutor: 42 hours, 3 lectures per week
    Assignments & tasks: 30 hours, 2 practicals per week (4 hrs)
    Practicals: 56 hours
    Assessments: 10 hours
    Self study: 62 hours

    Total Learning Time: 200 hours

    Method of Student Assessment:
    Tutorial Tests (20%) Class Tests (30%) Examinations(50%)
    Assessment Module type: CFA

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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