# 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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### Teaching Period(s)

MATH7064

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Dinah Van Ruyven

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4287

Course Contact Email: dinah.vanruyven@rmit.edu.au

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 Elements: 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

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of written tests, in class activities, presentations & written reports.

 Assessment 1: Assignment 1 (20%) Assessment 2: Quiz 1 (15%) Assessment 3: Assignment 2 (20%) Assessment 4: Quiz 2 (15%) Assessment 5: Exam (30%)

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment Mapping Matrix

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