Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: MATH5268C
Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ms. Yadana Wai (MC1B and MC1D groups)
Tel: 9925 4461
Mr. Andrew Kim (MC1A group)
Tel: 9925 4295
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers applies the concepts of mathematics to appropriate and simple engineering situations within the individual’s area of engineering expertise.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
1. Use concepts of arithmetic in the solution of engineering problems
1.1. Units of physical quantities are converted to facilitate engineering calculations.
2. Solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable
2.1. Algebraic expressions are manipulated using mathematical operations in their correct order.
3. Use two-dimensional geometry to solve practical problems
3.1. Angles expressed in degrees are correctly converted to radians and vice versa.
4. Use trigonometry to solve practical problems
4.1. Basic trigonometry functions are used to calculate the lengths of the sides of right-angled triangles.
5. Graph linear functions
5.1. Linear functions are solved graphically and equations of straight lines are determined from the slope and one point, or two points.
6. Solve quadratic equations
6.1. Quadratic equations are solved.
7. Perform basic statistical calculations
7.1. Mean, median and mode are calculated from given data.
Details of Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM30012A in the Assessment Matrix.
The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
|Week||Topics Delivered||Elements/Performance Criteria|
|1||Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues.|
Algebraic expressions and correct mathematical operation in correct order
|2||Algebraic expressions and correct mathematical operation in correct order|
Assignment PART A is issued
|3||Units of physical quantities, rational and irrational numbers, scientific natation, calculations based on estimating and approximating techniques||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4|
|4||Units of physical quantities, rational and irrational numbers, scientific natation, calculations based on estimating and approximating techniques|
Assignment PART A is due
|5||Linear functions and linear graph, solving the linear functions simultaneously by using algebraically and geometrically and determining the length and mid-point of a line segment.||5.1,5.2,5.3|
|6||Linear functions and linear graph, solving the linear functions simultaneously by using algebraically and geometrically and determining the length and mid-point of a line segment.|
Assignment PART A feedback is given
|7||Quadratic equations |
Quadratic equations and solving simultaneous linear and quadratic equations.
Revision on quiz 1
|8||Quiz 1 (topic cover from week 1 to 7)||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1|
|9||Geometry including conversion of degrees to radians and vice versa, perimeter, area, length and angles of a two-dimensional figures, volume and surface area of complex figures, conversion between the Cartesian coordinates to polar and vice versa.|
Quiz 1 (Feedback)
Quiz 1 Re-assessment (Competency assessment only and non-graded assessment)
|1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1|
|11||Trigonometry functions including basic right-angled triangles, inverse trigonometry functions, Sine rule and Cosine rules for non-right angled triangles.||4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4|
|12||Trigonometry functions including basic right-angled triangles, inverse trigonometry functions, Sine rule and Cosine rules for non-right angled triangles.||4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4|
|13||Basic statistical functions including mean, median, mode and standard deviations calculations and graphical representation.||7.1, 7.2|
|14||Assignment PART B is due|
Revision on quiz 2
|15||Quiz 2 (topic covered from week 9, week 10, week 12, week 13 and week 14)||3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 7.1, 7.2|
|16 & 17||Quiz 2 (Feedback)||3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 7.1, 7.2|
|18||Quiz 2 Re-assessment (Competency assessment only and non-graded assessment)||3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4, 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4, 7.1, 7.2|
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 24 hours outside the class time.
Blair Alldis, Mathematics for Technicians, McGraw Hill Australia Pty Limited.
Class Notes and tutorial materials
Overview of Assessment
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply mathematical skills and knowledge to simple engineering applications. Evidence from tasks and projects should/may be used to complement and demonstrate integration of competency.
Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.
Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:
NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent
CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass
CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit
CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction
CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction
- Assignment: Part A:10%-Week 4; Part B: 30%-Week 14
- Quiz 1: 30%, Week 8
- Quiz 2: 30%, Week 15
All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. Please also refer to the marking guide for more detail information about all assessments.
This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
Assessment vs MEM30012A Elements & Performance Criteria
|MEM30012A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed.|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one but less than one-third, of the Element|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third but less than two-thirds, of the Element|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element|
Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.
Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.
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