Course Title: Year 1 Elective

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6050

Course Title: Year 1 Elective

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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 Engineering (TAFE)


Term1 2009

Course Contact: Elmas Aliu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4360

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Students will develop fundamental mathematical skills necessary to support articulation into tertiary studies in engineering. It involves mathematical analysis using calculus techniques to solve applied problems, using computer to numerically evaluate definite integral and solve non-linear equations, apply vector equation and manipulate complex number with geometric interpretation.

This learning unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency –

UTE NES 008A – Provide technical leadership in the workplace

Which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Engineering Calculation Fundamental


Proficiency in:
• The application of Pythagoras’ theorem
• The use of base ten and natural logarithms
• The use of degree and radian angular measure
• The use of power of ten
• The use of reciprocals
• Substitution and transposition of formulae
• The application of trigonometric functions- sine, cosine, tangent
• Use of a scientific memory calculator to perform mathematical operation
• Reading graphs and interpreting exponential terms

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace


o 008.1 Demonstrate standards of performance
o 008.2 Maintain personal competence
o 008.3 Organise personal work priorities

Learning Outcomes

• Differentiate and integrate algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic, and hyperbolic functions.
• Solve maxima and minima engineering problems using differentiation.
• Demonstrate with applications the density, mass, moment and area using integration.
• Apply the vector theory and the theory of complex in order to solve engineering problems.
Participate in individual and team problem solving calculation activities completed to industry standard related to typical engineering problems requiring:
• Graph simple functions by using the derivatives
• Applying the indefinite integrals to relate density, mass and moment.
• Using the definite integral to Engineering mathematics problems
• Solving integrals involving exponential and logarithmic equations
• Applying the integration to Hyperbolic and Inverse Hyperbolic Functions
• Applying the vector theory and complex numbers

Overview of Assessment

• Written tests/assignments. ( 2 x 40%)
• Work performance simulations projects (20%)