Course Title: Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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

Mr. Brian Hayes

Phone : +61 3 9925 4545

Email :

Room : 51.07.05A

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


Introduction to Vectors Algebra

Dot and Cross Product of vectors


Resolution of vectors

Equation of planes and lines


Logarithmic differentiation 

Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions


Derivatives of Hyperbolic Functions

Revision and Test 1 worth 35%


Functions of Several Variables - Partial Derivatives

Directional Derivatives


Multiple Integrals

Arithmetic and Geometric Progression

7Telescoping Series and Ratio Test
8Taylor Series and Approximation of Differentiable Functions
9Revision and Test 2 worth 55 %

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: Vectors & Further Differentiations

Duration: 2 hours

Date: The week beginning 12th April

Worth: 35% of overall score


Topics: Vector Algebra , Further Differentiations and  Functions of Several Variables 

Duration: 2 Weeks

Date: The week beginning 03rd May

Worth: 10% of overall score

Final Semester Examination

Topics: Fuctions of Several Variables and Series

Duration: 2 hours.

Date: The week beginning 7th 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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