Course Title: Use technical mathematics (basic)
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: CIVE5658
Course Title: Use technical mathematics (basic)
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Program Manager
Mr. Ahmet Ertuncay
Tel. +61 3 9925 8375
Email: ahmet.ertuncay@rmit.edu.au
Dr Elmas Aliu
Phone: +61 3 9925 4360
Email: elmas.aliu@rmit.edu.au
Ms. Annabelle Lopez
Tel. +61 3 9925 4823
Email: annabelle.lopez@rmit.edu.au
Nominal Hours: 60
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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
None
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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title: |
EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic) |
Element: |
1. Solve engineering mathematics problems using fractions and decimals |
Performance Criteria: |
1.1 Calculations involving fractions and mixed numbers are performed. |
Element: |
2. Solve engineering problems using ratio proportion and percent. |
Performance Criteria: |
2.1 A ratio can be formed from information in a practical problem and expressed in its lowest terms. |
Element: |
3. Solve two and three dimensional engineering mathematics problems. |
Performance Criteria: |
3.1 The lengths and perimeters of rectangles, circles and combined shapes are calculated. |
Element: |
4 Solve engineering mathematical problems using elementary geometric concepts. |
Performance Criteria: |
4.1 Diagrams are drawn to illustrate the meaning of a line, line segment, ray, parallel and perpendicular lines and an angle. |
Element: |
5. Solve mathematical problems involving triangles. |
Performance Criteria: |
5.1 Triangles are identified by side or angle. |
Element: |
6. Solve engineering mathematical problems by determining the equations of straight lines and representing them graphically on the Cartesian Plane. |
Performance Criteria: |
6.1 The equation of a straight line is determined by measuring the gradient and finding the y intercept. |
Element: |
7. Solve analytical and applied problems using the right-angled triangle definition of sine, cosine, tangent. |
Performance Criteria: |
7.1 The unknown side or angle of a right-angled triangle is determined using sine, cosine or tangent of an angle. |
Element: |
8. Solve engineering problems involving operations on real numbers and the manipulation eg algebraic terms leading to the solution of linear equations. |
Performance Criteria: |
8.1 The number line is sketched and rational and irrational number location are indicated. |
Element: |
9. Transpose and evaluate engineering formulae. |
Performance Criteria: |
9.1 Given values are substituted into simple non-linear formulae to find physical quantities. |
Learning Outcomes
Refer Elements above.
Details of Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course,
- Lectures
- Tutorials
Teaching Schedule
Week | Topics Delivered | Elements / Performance Criteria |
1 | Introduction to the competency Diagnostic Test. Fractions Assignment (part A) handed out (worth 5% of total mark) due date end of week 4. | 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 |
2 | Fractions and decimals | 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 |
3 | Ratio, Proportion and Percentages | 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 |
4 | Measurement and Mensuration Part I | 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 |
5 | Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions Assignment 1 handed out (worth 15% of total mark) due date end of week 16. | 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 |
6 | Algebra Part I | 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 |
7 | Algebra Part II | 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8 |
8 | Practice test and revision | 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8 |
9 | Closed book Test (worth 30% of total mark) | 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8 |
10 | Formulae Evaluation and Transposition | 9.1-9.2 |
11 | Introduction to Geometry (Angles, Lines, Geometrical Construction) | 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 |
12 | Geometry of Triangles and quadrilaterals | 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8 |
13 | Geometry of Circle | 5.8, 5.9, 5.10 |
14 | Straight Line Coordinate Geometry Trigonometry Part I | 5.11, 5.12, 7.1 |
15 | Trigonometry Part 2 | 7.1 |
16 | Practice Exam and revision | 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 7.1, 9.1-9.2 |
17 - 18 | Closed book Exam (worth 50% of total mark) | 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 7.1, 9.1-9.2 |
Learning Resources
Prescribed Texts
‘Mathematics for technicians’, by Blair Alldis, 6th Edition |
References
To be given in class/online course blackboard |
Other Resources
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
Assessment Tasks
- Assignment, 20%
- Test, 30%
- Exam , 50%
Assessment Matrix
Assessment vs EDX130B Elements & Performance Criteria
EDX130B Elements & Performance Criteria | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Assessments | 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3 | 2.4 | 2.5 | 2.6 | 3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 | 4.1 | 4.2 | 4.3 | 4.4 | 4.5 | 4.6 | 4.7 | 5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3 | 5.4 | 5.5 | 5.6 | 5.7 |
Assignment | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Test | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | |||||||
Exam | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
EDX130B Elements & Performance Criteria | |||||||||||||||||||||||||
Assessments | 5.8 | 5.9 | 5.10 | 5.11 | 5.12 | 6.1 | 6.2 | 6.3 | 6.4 | 6.5 | 6.6 | 6.7 | 6.8 | 6.9 | 7.1 | 8.1 | 8.2 | 8.3 | 8.4 | 8.5 | 8.6 | 8.7 | 8.8 | 9.1 | 9.2 |
Assignment | |||||||||||||||||||||||||
Test | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | ||||||||
Exam | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
Other Information
In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.
Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support
Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit
Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
Special consideration:
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration
PLAGIARISM:
Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism
Other Information:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
The underpinning knowledge and skills for this course are listed in the accreditation document and are available upon request from your instructor.
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