Course Title: Apply Mathematical Solutions to Engineering Problems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6069 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply Mathematical Solutions to Engineering Problems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply mathematical concepts and methods that are common to all engineering fields. This includes arithmetic, algebra, geometry, equations, functions, graphs and the use of scientific calculators but does not include differential and integral calculus.

Application of the unit
This unit of competency is intended to apply to any recognised development program that leads to the acquisition of a formal award at AQF level 5 or higher. It provides the mathematical background to work in a para-professional environment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP228 Apply Mathematical Solutions to Engineering Problems


Identify computational requirements.

Perform computation

Select appropriate mathematical method.

Use scientific calculator

Verify and interpret results.

Learning Outcomes

Not Applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Evidence of student’s competence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
• observation of processes and procedures;
• oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
• testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate
• inspection of the final product or outcome;
• a portfolio of documentary evidence.

Graded Assessment out of 100 Marks will be based on the results obtained for Assignments, Practical Reports & Unit Tests.
Students must gain a pass in ALL forms of assessment in order to gain this competency.