Course Title: Apply Mathematical Solutions to Engineering Problems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: MATH7040
Course Title: Apply Mathematical Solutions to Engineering Problems
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Sergei Eljaste
Tel. No. +61 3 9925 4661
Teacher: Darryl Cole
Tel No: +61 3 9925 8054
Nominal Hours: 80
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBP228 Apply Mathematical Solutions to Engineering Problems
Identify computational requirements.
1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a
4.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are
Select appropriate mathematical method.
2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work
Use scientific calculator
3.1 Arithmetic operations are performed, including
Verify and interpret results.
5.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work
Details of Learning Activities
The learning activities for this course include:
Attending lectures at which the course content will be presented and taught with appropriate examples
Completing the assigned questions during class time
Private study, consolidating the material provided/recommended in class and completing all required exercises and other tasks.
Session 1 Introduction to Course, Arithmetic Operations - Fractions and Decimals
Session 2 Use of Scientific Calculators, Ratios
Session 3 Estimations and accuracy
Session 4 Indices and radicals.
Session 5 Algebra - Linear Expressions and Equations.
Session 6 Algebra - Polynomials.
Session 7 Algebra - Algebraic fractions. HCF and LCM.
Session 8 Formulae. Evaluation and transposition.
Session 9 Solving linear equations. Solving Simultaneous equations
Session 10 Quadratic Equations, Zero and Roots, Solutions of the Equations
Session 11 Geometry - Points, Lines, Rays and Angles, Angle of Triangle.
Session 12 Geometry of Triangles.
Session 13 Geometry of Circles. Quadrilaterals
Session 14 Introduction to Trigonometry
Session 15 Trigonometry - Sine and Cosine Formula, Area of Triangle
Session 16 Volumes and areas of solids.
Session 17 Co-ordinate geometry.
Session 18 Functions and their graphs
Session 19 Circular functions
Session 20 Logarithms
Session 21 Compound interest. Exponential growth and decay.
Session 22 Introduction to vectors
Session 23 Introduction to matrices. Cramer’s method.
Session 24 Revision
Session 25 Unit test.
Mathematics for Technicians seventh edition by Blair Alldis
Calculator: TI 83/TI 83+/TI 84/TI 84+
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.
The assessment is conducted according to the performance criteria set
in the Unit Descriptor. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge
To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed
under Assessment Task Section.
1. One assignment which carries - 40 marks
2. Open book Examination which carries - 60 marks
A minimum of 50% of the total mark is required to pass this course
|Assessment task||Elements||Percentage of total mark|
|Assignment||1 - 5||40%|
|Unit test||1 - 5||60%|
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