Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4386 Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Dinah Van Ruyven

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4287

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and skills related to basic statistics, functions and their graphs, circular functions, exponents and logarithms.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20934 Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts


1. Use unit circle definitions of trigonometric quantities, graphs of the three basic trigonometric functions and radian measure to solve mathematics problems.

2. Use simple algebraic functions and their graphs to solve mathematics problems.

3. Determine non-linear laws by transforming them into a linear form.

4. Solve problems involving exponential and logarithmic functions.

5. Collect and process numerical data to illustrate its statistical properties.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of
written tests