Course Title: Apply calculus to engineering tasks
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: MATH7063C
Course Title: Apply calculus to engineering tasks
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Sergei Eljaste
Phone: +61 3 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
MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
This unit of competency covers the application of calculus, including differentiation and integration techniques to engineering applications. It includes the use and application of standard differentiation and integration rules, finding maximum and minimum values of curves, application to rates of change and slope, finding definite integrals, using method of substitution, using trigonometric identities and finding areas under curves.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
1. Determine scope of calculus techniques required for an engineering application
1.1 Analyse an engineering application for required calculus tasks
2. Apply differential techniques to engineering applications
2.1 Apply standard differentiation rules to solve engineering problems
3. Apply integration techniques to engineering applications
3.1 Apply standard integration rules to solve engineering problems
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
- Mathematical software simulations
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM23004A in the Assessment Matrix.
The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
|Week||Topics Delievered||Elements/Performance Criteria|
|1||Introduction to the course, OH&S Brief|
Basic Concepts, Limits
|1.1 - 1.4, 2.1 - 2.4|
|2||Limits, First Principles/Power Rule||2.1 - 2.4|
|3||Differentiation of functions by rule-Polynominals, Trigonometric, Expontential and Logarithmic functions||2.1 - 2.4|
|4||Chain Rule, Product Rule and Quotient Rule. Assignment issued (due week 15)||2.1 - 2.4|
|5||Revision. Test 1||1.1 - 1.4, 2.1 - 2.4|
|6||Parametric Differentiation, the concepts of implicit and explicit functions||2.1 - 2.4|
|7||Differential Calculus-Stationary points, maximum and minimum applications||2.1 - 2.4|
|8||Newton’s method for solving applications |
Rate of change, Differential calculus of rectilinear motion and engineering application
|1.1 - 1.4, 2.1 - 2.4|
|9||Introduction to Anti-Differentiation/Integration |
Indefinite integral of Polynomials, Trigonometric and Exponential Functions
|3.1 - 3.4|
|10||Indefinite integral of Polynomials, Trigonometric and Exponential Functions||3.1 - 3.4|
|11||Definite integral of Polynomials, Trigonometric and Exponential Functions and hence finding the area of the given functions||3.1 - 3.4|
|12||Simpson’s Rule. Area between the curves.||3.1 - 3.4|
|13||Integration of rectilinear motion and engineering applications||1.1 - 1.4, 3.1 - 3.4|
|14||Basic first order differential equations||3.1 - 3.4|
|15||Revision. Assignment due||1.1 - 1.4, 3.1 - 3.4|
|16||Final Test||1.1 - 1.4, 3.1 - 3.4|
|17||Repeat assessment||1.1 - 1.4, 2.1 - 2.4, 3.1 - 3.4|
Class notes and tutorials
Course notes and relevant online resources.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:
Assessment 1: Test 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
Assessment 2: Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30
Assessment 3: Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Elements/Performance Criteria||Test 1||Assignment||Final test|
• Test 1, 20%
• Assignment, 30%
• Final Test, 50%
This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
Assessment vs MEM23007A Elements & Performance Criteria
|MEM23007A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed.|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third of the Element|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds of the Element|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element|
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