Course Title: Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MATH5155

Course Title: Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6016 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Contact : Tatjana Grozdanovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4689

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Donna Baker

Room: 51.6.21


Phone: 9225 4536

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

The following module (or equivalent) should be preferably completed prior to this module:
• VBH 624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to further extend the concepts learned in Advanced Mathematics 1 to include the topics of Integral Calculus, Complex Numbers, Differential Equations, Statistics and Linear Algebra. The subject aims to show the relevance of mathematics to engineering and applied science. This module, in conjunction with Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1, also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in all streams of Engineering and forms a basis for more specialist branches of mathematics.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Apply the principles of Integral Calculus to solve a variety of practical problems in Engineering and Applied Science.
2. Express Complex Numbers in Cartesian, Polar, Trigonometric, Exponential and Logarithmic form, and use the theory of complex numbers to solve various practical problems in Engineering and Applied Science.
3. Apply the theory of First and Second Order Differential Equations to solve various practical problems involving the Kinematics and Kinetics of Resisted Gravitational, Simple Harmonic and Vibratory Motion.
4. Describe and represent graphically statistical data in terms of measures of Central Tendency and measures of Dispersion.
5. Use a variety of Matrix and Numerical methods, including the use of appropriate computer software to solve Systems of Equations.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be provided with classroom tutorial instruction in each of the units in order to complete the learning outcomes, tasks and assessment outcomes using provided and recommended materials, references and the textbook

Teaching Schedule

Week No.
11 & 12 Feb1

Basic Integration - Algebraic, Trigonometric, Logarithmic, Exponential and Inverse Trigonometric functions

Definite Integrals

Integration techniques – Method of Substitution

18 & 19 Feb2

Tutorial 1 & 2 - Basic Integration, Method of Substitution.

Integration techniques – Integration by Parts, Integrals involving partial fractions.

Applications of Integration - Area, Volume

25 & 26 Feb3


Test 1 - Integration (40%)

04 & 05 Mar4

Complex Number System – Rectangular Form, Operations in Rectangular Form

Complex Number System - Polar Form, Operations in Polar Form

11 & 12 Mar5

Tutorial 3 - Operations in Polar/Rectangular Form

Euler’s Formula and Roots of a Complex Number

18 & 19 Mar6Revision

Test 2 - Complex Numbers (40%)

  NOTE: Dates and activities may alter. Students will be advised in advance.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Lecture Notes
Mathematical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, Fourth Edition, G.F. Fitz-Gerald & I.A. Peckham


Engineering Mathematics, Fifth Edition, K.A.Stroud

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following: 
Three in class tutorials worth 20% together
One mid semester test worth 40%
One final examination worth 40%

Assessment Tasks


Three tutorials per trimester.
Duration: ~30 min each
Combination of three tutorials worth 20% of overall score

Mid Semester Test


1. Integration techniques –Method of Substitution
2. Integrate Algebraic, Trigonometric, Logarithmic and Exponential functions
3. Partial Fraction Method and Application of Integration.
4. Integration of Inverse Trigonometric Functions
5. Integration by Parts. Integration involving partial fractions

Duration: 2 hours

Date: 26 February
Worth: 40% of overall score

Final Semester Examination


1. Complex Number System – Rectangular Form
2. Complex Number System - Polar Form
3. Euler’s Formula and Roots of a Complex Numbers
Duration: 2 hours

Worth: 40% of overall score

Date:  19 March 

Assessment Matrix

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