Course Title: Apply calculus to engineering tasks

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6131 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Title: Apply calculus to engineering tasks

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks


1. Determine scope of calculus techniques required for an engineering application

2. Apply differential techniques to engineering applications

3. Apply integration techniques to engineering applications

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

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

Assessment 2: Assignment

Assessment 3: Final Test

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):


Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaTest 1AssignmentFinal Test
1.4 X 
3.1 XX
3.2 XX
3.4  XXX