Course Title: Use technical mathematics (advanced)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Use technical mathematics (advanced)

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 2015,
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 understand, solve and graph quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDX140B Use technical mathematics (advanced)


01. Determine non-linear laws by transforming them into linear form.

02. Graph exponential and logarithmic functions and solve exponential and logarithmic equations.

03. Graph quadratic functions and solve quadratic equations.

04. Graph trigonometric functions and solve trigonometric equations.

05. Solve practical problems using polynomials.

06. Solve vocational mathematical problems using simple algebraic functions and their graphs.

07. Solve vocational mathematics problems using indices.

08. Use matrix algebra and determinants to solve up to three linear equations in three unknowns.

09. Vocational growth and decay problems are solved using graphical methods.

10. Vocational mathematical problems are solved using the unit circle definitions of trigonometric functions, graphs of circular functions and real number angular measure.

11. Vocational mathematics problems are solved by determining empirical laws for data related by either an exponential or a power law.

12. Vocational mathematics problems are solved using Trigonometric identities.

13. Vocational mathematics problems are solved using the sine and or the cosine rule.

14. Vocational mathematics problems involving exponential and logarithmic functions are solved.

Learning Outcomes


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