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Unit description

Introduces students to and develops mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills required in a range of quantitatively based awards. To reinforce learning real world applications of mathematics will be utilised to develop students’ problem solving skills. Software associated with mathematical calculations, graphing and problem solving will be used.

Unit content

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra 
  • Functions 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Introduction to Calculus – Differentiation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Croft, A & Davison, R, 2016, Foundation Maths MyMathLab Global Pack, 6th edn, Pearson, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781292095257.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours twice each week (12 weeks)
Exam: closed book45%


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Exam: closed book45%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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