Course Title: Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MATH5153

Course Title: Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Ray Rozen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4699

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Selva Venkatesan

Course Contact Phone : + 61 3 9925 4964

Course Contact Email

Room 51-07-05

Dr. Donna Baker

Course Contact  Email 

Fax:(03) 9925 1748 

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Equivalent to MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform fundamental mathematical procedures and processes for solution of engineering problems, particularly the use of calculus and vector analyses. The course aims to show the relevance of mathematics to engineering and applied science.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1

Learning Outcomes


1. Apply the principles of Vector algebra to solve a variety of basic problems in engineering and Applied Science

2. Apply the principles of Analytical Geometry and vector analysis to determine the equations of the straight lines and planes in Three Dimensional Space

3.Differentiate the functions involving Exponential, Logarithmic, trigonometric, Inverse Trigonometric, Hyperbolic and Inverse Hyperbolic Functions.

4. Apply the principles of Differential Calculus to solve a variety of practical problems in Engineering and Applied Science.

5. Aplly the principles of Partial Differentiation, Directional Derivatives, and Double integral.

6.Use various types of Series to test the convergence and divergence - Ratio Test.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be provided with classroom tutorial instruction in each of the units in order to complete the learning outcomes using the recommended prescribed text.

Teaching Schedule

09 FEB 1 Introduction to Vectors Algebra
16 FEb 2 Dot and Cross Product with Applications
23 FEB 3 Application of Vectors to LInes
2 MAR4 Application of Vectors to Planes
09 MAR5 Logarithmic Differentiation
16 MAR6 Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions
23 MAR7 Derivatives of Hyperbolic Functions
30 MAR8 Revision
06 APR 9 Test 1 woth 50%
20 APR10  Functions of Several Variables, Partial Derivatives
27 APR11 Directional Derivatives
4 MAY 12 Multiple Integrals
11 MAY13 Arithmetic and Geometric Progression
18 MAY14 Telescoping Series, Ratio Test
25 MAy 15 Taylor Series and Approximation of Differentiable Functions
1 JUN16 Revision
8 JUN17 Test 2 worth 50 %

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Set of Lecture Notes


Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Second Edition, P. V. O'Neil


Other Resources

Students will be expected to bring either a scientific or graphic calculator to every class. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of Mid Semester Test (35%), Final Semester Examination (55%) and an Assignment(10%).

Assessment Tasks

Mid Semester Test

Topics: Vector Algebra, Dot and Cross Product of Vectors, Application to Lines and Planes, Further Differentiation including Logarithmic differentiation, Derivatives of Hyperbolic and Inverse Hyperbolic functions.

Duration: 2 hours

Date: The week beginning 06th April

Worth: 35% of overall score


Topics: Vector Algebra & Functions of Several Variables 

Duration: 2 Weeks

Date: The week beginning 04th May

Worth: 10% of overall score

Final Semester Examination

Topics: Fuctions of Several Variables and Series

Duration: 2 hours.

Date: The week beginning 8th June

Worth: 55% of overall score.

Note: This course outline is subject to change. Students should check with their lecturer.


Assessment Matrix

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