The Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (MCT) teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Its award areas cover a range of subjects: information and communication technologies; computing; mathematics; statistics; engineering; environment and development; design, systems and technology management.
At undergraduate level awards include certificates, diplomas and honours degrees. At postgraduate level the offering includes awards in mathematics and also professional development programmes leading to awards in computing, global development management, engineering, environmental decision-making, technology management and information systems.
A significant feature of most MCT courses is the use of computing as an integral part of the course, both for personal work and for electronic communication with students, other associate lecturers and the course team. Some low-population courses rely extensively on electronic communication for teaching. Appropriate training materials are available to enable associate lecturers to use this teaching medium. Staff development and training for associate lecturers is provided regionally/nationally and through constructive feedback from the monitoring process. Module teams are also encouraged to develop the expertise of their associate lecturers by involving them in module presentation. Associate lecturers must be able and willing to provide general learner support in addition to subject expertise, and to help students develop their communication and study skills as appropriate.