Course Title: Apply advanced mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: MATH5337C

Course Title: Apply advanced mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Serge Eljaste
Tel: 9925 4661




Nominal Hours: 80

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


Course Description

This unit covers applies the concepts of mathematics to appropriate and simple engineering situations within the individual‟s area of engineering expertise.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23001A Apply advanced mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment


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

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Simplify arithmetic and algebraic expressions using the laws of indices and logarithms.
1.2.Sketch the graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions.
1.3.Convert logarithms between bases.
1.4.Draw curves of best fit, interpolate data and estimate constants.
1.5.Solve problems involving growth and decay.


2. Graph trigonometric functions and solve trigonometric equations

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Sketch graphs of simple trigonometric functions.
2.2.Simplify trigonometric expressions.
2.3.Solve trigonometric equations.


3. Apply basic computer numerical methods to engineering situations

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Apply appropriate number systems to a range of engineering applications requiring manipulations of decimal, binary and hexadecimal information.
3.2.Apply computer techniques to the solution of engineering problems involving products, sums, divisions and subtraction of variables.
3.3.Apply computer techniques to the solution of engineering problems involving linear, quadratic,  logarithmic, trigonometric equations.
3.4.Apply computer techniques to the solution of engineering problems and vector analysis.


4. Sketch and describe complex figures mathematically

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Sketch complex figures including intersections to implement pattern developments.
4.2.Describe complex figures mathematically. Relate mathematical models to computer graphics models

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, Tutorials and Practical Computer Lab/s

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.
Teaching Week 1: Course Induction, OH&S Brief, Basic mathematical operations
Teaching Week 2: Arithmetic and algebraic expression
Teaching Week 3: Arithmetic and algebraic expression
Teaching Week 4: Arithmetic and algebraic expression
Teaching Week 5: Arithmetic and algebraic expression
Teaching Week 6: Trigonometric functions
Teaching Week 7: Trigonometric functions
Teaching Week 8: Trigonometric functions
Teaching Week 9:  Number system
Teaching Week 10: Computing  mathematical software application
Teaching Week 11: Computing mathematical software application
Teaching Week 12: Complex figures
Teaching Week 13: Complex figures
Teaching Week 14: Class Discussion (All topics)
Teaching Week 15: Revision
Teaching Week 16: Final Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Mathematics for Technicians by Blair Allids
FAA Mathematical Notes from Aircraft Maintenance Technician Handbook
Engineering Mathematics by K.A.Stroud


Other Resources

Resources and notes supplied.

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 (Assignment )
PART A- Written assignment (40%)
PART B- Computer software based assignment (10%)

Assessment Task Two (Final Test)
Open book test (50%)

Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
Assessment Task One
(Written Assignment One)
1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
Assessment Task Two
(Written Assignment Two)


Assessment Task Three (Open Book Exam)

1 ,2, 3, 4 

1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1 , 4.1, 4.2 

Competency requirements:
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per student assignments and tests which will be used to assess their competence.
All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade. Only if Competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices listed below:
CHD: Competent with High Distinction
CDI: Competent with Distinction
CC: Competent with Credit
CAG: Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Employability skills:
Employability skills are skills that apply across a variety of jobs and life contexts. The assessment tasks for this course have been mapped to employability skills. This information is available to you.

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice, maths and science developmental support and advice, English language development.
Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support.
Students are strongly encouraged to make full use of this service.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from a long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) to seek advice and support to complete your studies. Please Refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Special Consideration
Special Consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in an assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task, including an examination.
Please Refer to find the latest information about the purpose, eligibility and process of special consideration and the online form.
If you are seeking an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you 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.

Asssessment Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without an approved extension will not be accepted or marked.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Please Refer:

Mail Information:
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