Course Title: Apply calculus to engineering tasks

Part A: Course Overview

Program: S0065 ADF Skill Set 2-05 Mechanical

Course Title: Apply calculus to engineering tasks

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Nominal Hours: 80

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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

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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


Overview of Assessment

This competency requires a student to display that knowledge to apply calculus techniques to engineering and related problems within the context of specified engineering applications and solution validation and technical oversight procedures.

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.