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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Develops the mathematical fundamentals required for engineering, with topics including vectors, matrices, differentiation and integration. The emphasis in the unit is on developing skills in these areas within an engineering context and applying these skills to a range of engineering applications.  

Unit content

Concepts and Techniques of Differentiation

Applications of Differentiation

Concepts and Techniques of Integration

Applications of Integration

Introduction to Differential Equations

Matrices and Determinants

Inverse Matrices and Linear Systems 

Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

Operations and Applications of Vectors

 

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 a sound knowledge and understanding of the calculus concepts of differentiation and integration Knowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the linear algebra concepts of matrices and vectors Knowledge of a discipline
3display a proficiency in applying fundamental mathematical techniques to engineering application problems CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively. Communication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the calculus concepts of differentiation and integration
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the linear algebra concepts of matrices and vectors
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. display a proficiency in applying fundamental mathematical techniques to engineering application problems
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

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
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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