Course Title: General Mathematics 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: General Mathematics 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


TRN RMIT Training


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term 1 2021,
Term2 2021

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 course you will be introduced to the mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills required for further study at tertiary level in a range of fields. Firstly, you will develop an understanding of descriptive concepts for the presentation and analysis of data. These include measures of central tendency and dispersion. Secondly, you will build your knowledge of the inferential concepts for the testing of hypotheses on data sets. You will also explore basic probability theory which underpins the study of statistics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Employ a range of descriptive statistical techniques to analyse grouped and ungrouped data.
  2. Solve basic probability problems using basic probability theory.
  3. Analyse and solve problems for probability distributions.
  4. Employ hypothesis testing techniques to test sample means.
  5. Analyse data using correlation techniques.
  6. Apply statistical and probability techniques to solve application-style problems.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Explain and apply foundational knowledge in one or more academic disciplines.
  • Employ academic English and communication skills appropriately in a range of academic contexts.
  • Demonstrate familiarity and capability in study skills for an Australian university environment.
  • Work independently and in groups to meet learning outcomes.
  • Apply approaches to critical and analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • 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, 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, CLO 5
  • Task 2: Application Task, 35%, CLO 6
  • Task 3: Examination, 35%, CLO 1,CLO 2,CLO 3,CLO 4,CLO 5

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator of the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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