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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to use basic mathematical skillsIntellectual rigour
2Apply quantitative techniques to solve real world mathematical problemsIntellectual rigourCreativity
3Use appropriate software in mathematical calculations and communicationsCommunication and social skills
4Communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formalityCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to use basic mathematical skills
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. Apply quantitative techniques to solve real world mathematical problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. Use appropriate software in mathematical calculations and communications
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • 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)
Assessment
Calculations35%
Quiz20%
Exam: closed book45%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Calculations35%
Quiz20%
Exam: closed book45%
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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