Course Title: Apply calculus in engineering situations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6107 Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Title: Apply calculus in engineering situations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Teaching Period(s)

MATH5323C

City Campus

TAFE

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2011

Course Contact: Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: steven.bevan@rmit.edu.au

Course Description

This unit covers the application of calculus concepts and techniques to solve problems in engineering situations. It includes finding the derivatives from first principles, using the rules of differentiation to find first and second derivatives of functions, applying integral calculus to functions, and applying differential and integral calculus techniques to solve engineering problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite  MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in manufacturing, engineering or related situations

National Competency Codes and Titles

 National Element Code & Title: MEM23002A Apply calculus in engineering situations Elements: Apply differentiation techniques to engineering applications. Apply integration techniques to engineering applications.

Learning Outcomes

Element 1:       Apply differentiation techniques to engineering applications.

Performance Criteria 1.1:     Solve engineering problems using the rules of differentiation.

Element 2:        Apply integration techniques to engineering applications.

Performance Criteria  2.1:     Use integration techniques to obtain integrals of algebraic, trigonometric and exponential functions, and evaluate definite integrals.

Performance Criteria  2.2:      Solve engineering problems using the rules of integration.

Overview of Assessment

To successfully complete this course, the student is required to demonstrate competency in written assessment tasks and project tasks to engineering standards.