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All entries for Monday 02 October 2006

## October 02, 2006

### The Saga goes on – Still Picking My 3rd Year Modules

So…... I’m not sure anymore.

Went to the first Consolidation lecture today and found out I only need to do 57 CATS of Maths this year SO I’ve decided to thin down my maths and look elsewhere for interesting and most importantly EASY modules.

Here’s the list of definites so far:

Term 1:

MA397 – Consolidation – 15 CATS

MA3E5 – History of Maths – 15 CATS

Term 2:

MA228 – Numerical Analysis – 6 CATS

MA3F2 – Knot Theory – 15 CATS

IE420 – Problem Solving – 12 CATS

PX261 – Mathematical Methods II – 7.5 CATS

which is 69.5 CATS and only 51 of List A Maths.

So my options are

Term 1:

1 or 2 from

*MA390 – Topics in Math Bio – 15 CATS

*MA3F1 — Introduction to Topology – 15 CATS

*MA3G0 — Modern Control Theory – 15 CATS

which takes me nicely to 66 CATS of Maths and 85.5 Overall (If I do just 1 of these 3).

Then my other options are

Term 1:

PX268 – Stars – 7.5 CATS

ES3C9 – Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers – 15 CATS

(Which was suggested by the Consolidation Tutor although it may not be this module exactly)

Term 2:

PX269 – Galaxies – 7.5 CATS

PX270 – C Programming – 7.5 CATS (I think this is pretty much a definite)

so if I take C Programming I have 93 CATS so need really 27 more which can be either 2×6 CATS and a 15 or 2×7.5 and a 12 or any combination really. I can overcat slightly if needs be so taking Fluid Dynamics still leaves me with either both stars and galaxies to do or I need to find 12 CATS from somewhere. Possibly from The Business School.

Nearly there (I hope)

### Consolidation – A New Hope

There is hope for me yet.

Had an hour introduction lecture for Consolidation today and it’s given me some hope that I can at least scrape a 3rd and even get a 2.2 if I put the effort in. It’s nice to know that all 9 of last years Consolidation students went on to get a full honours degree, 5 of which got 2.2’s.

I guess I need to concentrate on picking the right modules (yes I still haven’t quite decided) and I have a good idea of what I want to do but I’m still a couple of modules short seeing as I’m cutting down the maths to about 60 CATS and doing more non-maths stuff. Might mix in some Engineering and Physics to go with the definite Computer Science modules although I may struggle to keep it down to just the one Unusual Option.

Does anyone know the rules for how many modules or CATS worth can be made up of unusual options? I want to do C Programming which is 7.5 but there might be a better way for me to use that unusual option choice and take up more CATS with it. Anyone know?