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Unit description

Develops mathematical skills in the areas of Calculus and Linear Algebra, with topics including vectors, matrices, differentiation and integration. The emphasis in the unit is on developing further skills in Calculus and skills in Linear Algebra within an applied context, applying these to a range of 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
1use further calculus techniques for differentiation and integration and the concepts of differential equationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2Formulate linear algebra concepts and techniques for matrices and vectorsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3proficiency in applying mathematical techniques within Calculus and Linear Algebra to application problemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectivelyCommunication and social skills

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

  1. use further calculus techniques for differentiation and integration and the concepts of differential equations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Formulate linear algebra concepts and techniques for matrices and vectors
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. proficiency in applying mathematical techniques within Calculus and Linear Algebra to application problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Calculations15%
Calculations15%
Calculations15%
Exam: closed book55%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Calculations15%
Calculations15%
Calculations15%
Exam: closed book55%
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

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