Course Title: Apply Calculus to Engineering Problems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5176 Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply Calculus to Engineering Problems

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply calculus to the solution to engineering problems. This includes differentiation and integration applications to rectilinear motion, maxima and minima and simple differential equations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP234 Apply Calculus to Engineering Problems


Identify the requirements for applying calculus.

Select appropriate mathematical method

Undertake solution

Verify and interpret results.

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Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to perform in differentiation and integration applied to practical engineering applications. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.