OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to the algebraic and other mathematical concepts and processes required for calculus and linear algebra. Topics include Basic algebra review, further algebra, Simultaneous equations, introduction to differentiation and integration with several different types of function, introduction to matrix algebra.

Unit content

Topic 1: Basic algebra review

Topic 2: Simultaneous equations

Topic 3: Algebra 2 – advanced algebraic techniques

Topic 4: Introduction to differentiation and limits

Topic 5: First derivative

Topic 6: Rules of differentiation

Topic 7: The definite integral

Topic 8: Indefinite integrals

Topic 9: Mixed revision including matric algebra techniques

Topic 10: Revision and review – 'real world' applications

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 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (8 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Exam: closed book50%

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Fee information


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