Course Title: Mathematics 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mathematics 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Selva Venkatesan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99254964

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 51.07.05

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite Capabilities
Students are required to have successfully completed the courses MATH2167 (Mathematics 1) and MATH2168 (Mathematics 2), or equivalent courses, or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

This course develops the mathematical concepts introduced in MATH2167 Mathematics 1 and MATH2168 Mathematics 2 and introduces topics such as:
Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms, Calculus of vector functions,   Line Integrals, Surface Integrals, Volume Integrals  and Integral Theorems that includes Green’s Theorem, Gauss Divergence Theorem and Stoke’s Theorem.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will gain or improve the following capabilities:

* knowledge of underlying mathematical concepts and their applications in the context of electrical and mechanical engineering;

* demonstrated ability in problem solving;

* ability to communicate and describe the engineering problems;

 *ability to work in groups to analyse and present  the solutions to problem-solving projects.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Apply concepts and principles of advanced calculus techniques.
• Apply the concepts and principles of  Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms and Vector Calculus 

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:
• attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• completion of tutorial questions and projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory and solution procedures, and to provide feedback on student progress and understanding;
• completion of written assignments consisting of mathematical solutions requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
• private study entailing working through the course as presented in classes and supporting learning materials, and gaining practice and confidence in solving conceptual and numerical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT) and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. Students will also use workshop equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course will comprise of :

  • A Mid-Semester test worth 35%
  • An Assignment worth 10%
  • A Final Examination worth 55%