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MATH6145 Presenting Reports

Module Overview

This is a self-study module that aims to develop the skills required for researching, writing and presenting a report on some aspect of Operational Research/Data and Decision Analytics.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Search for information about a particular topic in the academic literature
  • Understand how to structure a report on a technical topic
  • Give a presentation on a technical topic


Students undertake a literature study on a topic in OR of their own choice. They are required to produce a written report and to give a short oral presentation of their work. Lectures are given on the following topics: • How to write an OR/DDA report • Library skills

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This is a self-study module; therefore, the majority of work will be carried out by students independently. In addition, students will be given 4 hours of briefings/lectures.

Independent Study69
Total study time75


Assessment Strategy

Summative assessment Oral presentation - individual presentation on a topic of the student’s choosing in the general area of OR/DDA. Written report - individual report on a topic of the student’s choosing in the general area of OR/DDA. Referral/repeat assessment If the Oral presentation was previously done, the mark is retained, at 25%, with a written report 75%. If the presentation was not previously done, a written report only is assessed at 100%.


MethodPercentage contribution
Oral presentation 25%
Written report 75%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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