Course Title: Advanced Mathematics 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Mathematics 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


TRN RMIT Training


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Coordinator: Team Leader

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3061

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this skill based course you will develop the necessary knowledge that will need for further tertiary level study in engineering, applied science and computing. You will gain an understanding of various functions, trigonometry and differential calculus that will provide a firm foundation in mathematical analysis and problem solving.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

At successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify key features, and sketch graphs, of algebraic functions, their transformations and their inverse functions.
  2. Simplify expressions and solve equations involving algebraic functions including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and rational functions.
  3. Sketch and identify key features of graphs of trigonometric functions, solve trigonometric equations and prove trigonometric identities.
  4. Perform a range of mathematical routines and procedures in relation to differential calculus.
  5. Apply mathematical techniques and modelling to solve real world problems.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  1. Explain and apply foundational knowledge in one or more academic disciplines.
  2. Employ academic English and communication skills appropriately in a range of academic contexts.
  3. Demonstrate familiarity and capability in study skills for an Australian university environment.
  4. Work independently and in groups.
  5. Apply approaches to critical and analytical thinking and problem solving.
  6. Use a range of current learning technologies to enhance academic outcomes.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course includes a combination of lectures and tutorials as well as an equivalent amount of time spent in self-study completing exercises and additional tasks outside of scheduled classes.

You are expected to actively participate in all learning activities including note taking during scheduled classes, discussion, answering questions both verbally and in writing and solving both class exercises and revision tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will have access to important announcements, staff contact details, teaching schedules, assessment timelines and a variety of important learning materials.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment will include:

  • Task 1: Quizzes, 30%, CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 3, CLO 4
  • Task 2: Application Task, 35%, CLO 5
  • Task 3: Examination, 35%, CLO 1,CLO 2,CLO 3,CLO 4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: