Course Title: Use technical mathematics (basic)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Use technical mathematics (basic)

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to apply the essential core skills in basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry to simple engineering problems, common to all engineering disciplines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)


1. Solve engineering mathematics problems using fractions and decimals

2. Solve engineering problems using ratio proportion and percent.

3. Solve two and three dimensional engineering mathematics problems.

4 Solve engineering mathematical problems using elementary geometric concepts.

5. Solve mathematical problems involving triangles.

6. Solve engineering mathematical problems by determining the equations of straight lines and representing them graphically on the Cartesian Plane.

7. Solve analytical and applied problems using the right-angled triangle definition of sine, cosine, tangent.

8. Solve engineering problems involving operations on real numbers and the manipulation eg algebraic terms leading to the solution of linear equations.

9. Transpose and evaluate engineering formulae.

Learning Outcomes

Refer Elements above.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction