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MATH11218 Engineering Foundation Mathematics

Course details

This course introduces the core mathematical concepts, processes and techniques necessary to support subsequent studies in engineering. These include the properties and engineering applications of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions. Students use trigonometry to solve triangles and trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena. Complex numbers, vector and matrix algrebra are used to develop equations to solve suitable problems. The concepts of elementary statistics needed to organise and analyse data are included. Students select appropriate mathematical methods appreciating the importance of underlying assumptions and then use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret results. Other important elements of this course are the communication of results, concepts and ideas using mathematics as a language, being able to document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach and communicating, working and learning in peer learning teams where appropriate. MATLAB is used to support the learning process. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have significant access to a computer and to make frequent use of the internet.

Course at a glance
Career: Undergraduate
Credit points: 6
Requisites: Prerequisite: Students in CQ08 are not permitted to enrol in this course.
Student Contribution Band: 7A
EFTSL: 0.12500
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Term Campus
2009 Term One FLEX GLD MKY ROK
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