Course Title: Use mathematics at technician level
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2008
Course Code: CIVE5619
Course Title: Use mathematics at technician level
School: 130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6066 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Engineering (Structural Design)
Course Contact : Tony Skinner Program Coordinator
Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444
Course Contact Email:tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Program Coordinator:
Mr Tony Skinner
Tel. 9925 4444
Fax. 99254377
Email: tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au
Nominal Hours: 60
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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
None
Course Description
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to apply the essential core skills in basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry to simple engineering problems, common to all engineering disciplines
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title: |
EDX130 Use mathematics at technician level |
Element: |
Solve analytical and applied problems using the right-angled triangle definition of sine, cosine, tangent |
Performance Criteria: |
1.1 The unknown side or angle of a right-angled triangle is determined using sine, cosine or tangent of an angle. |
Element: |
Solve engineering mathematical problems by determining the equations of straight lines and representing them graphically on the Cartesian Plane |
Performance Criteria: |
2.1 The equation of a straight line is determined by measuring the gradient and finding the y intercept. |
Element: |
Solve engineering mathematical problems using elementary geometric concepts |
Performance Criteria: |
3.1 Diagrams are drawn to illustrate the meaning of a line, line segment, ray, parallel and perpendicular lines and an angle. |
Element: |
Solve engineering mathematics problems using fractions and decimals |
Performance Criteria: |
4.1 Calculations involving fractions and mixed numbers are performed. |
Element: |
Solve engineering problems involving operations on real numbers and the manipulation of algebraic terms leading to the solution of linear equations |
Performance Criteria: |
5.1 The number line is sketched and rational and irrational number location are indicated. |
Element: |
Solve engineering problems using ratio proportion and percent |
Performance Criteria: |
6.1 A ratio can be formed from information in a practical problem and expressed in its lowest terms. |
Element: |
Solve mathematical problems involving triangles |
Performance Criteria: |
7.1 Triangles are identified by side or angle. |
Element: |
Solve two and three dimensional engineering mathematics problems |
Performance Criteria: |
8.1 The lengths and perimeters of rectangles, circles and combined shapes are calculated. |
Element: |
Transpose and evaluate engineering formulae |
Performance Criteria: |
9.1 Given values are substituted into simple non-linear formulae to find physical quantities. |
Learning Outcomes
Solve analytical and applied problems using the right-angled triangle definition of sine, cosine, tangent
Solve engineering mathematical problems by determining the equations of straight lines and representing them graphically on the Cartesian Plane
Solve engineering mathematical problems using elementary geometric concepts
Solve engineering mathematics problems using fractions and decimals
Solve engineering problems involving operations on real numbers and the manipulation of algebraic terms leading to the solution of linear equations
Solve engineering problems using ratio proportion and percent
Solve mathematical problems involving triangles
Solve two and three dimensional engineering mathematics problems
Transpose and evaluate engineering formulae
Details of Learning Activities
• Overview of engineering mathematical problems involving fractions and decimals, ratio proportion and percent.
• Solve engineering mathematical problems involving geometric formulae.
• Demonstrate with applications trigonometrical formulae (using the right-angle triangle).
• Apply the theory of the set of real numbers to engineering problems.
Participate in individual and team problem solving activities related to typical engineering workplace problems requiring:
• analytical and logical thinking skills
• application of mathematical principles and skills in relation to:
- arithmetic,
- algebra,
- geometry
- coordinate geometry
• completion of calculations to industry standard
Teaching Schedule
See Online Learning Hub for details.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Texts
‘Mathematics for technicians’, by Blair Alldis |
References
Other Resources
Overview of Assessment
This unit will be assessed in the classroom environment using holistic assessment based on typical workplace activities.
Assessment will comprise :
• Three to four tests to be given during the semester (3 x 33 1/3% or 4 x 25%)
Assessment Tasks
As per Assessment Matrix below
Assessment Matrix
Element Covered | Assessment Task | Proportion of Final Assessment | Submission Time |
1,2 and 3 | Test 1 | 33 1/3 % | Week 6 |
4, 5 and 6 | Test 2 | 33 1/3 % | Week 12 |
7, 8 and 9 | Test 3 | 33 1/3 % | Week 18 |
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