Course Title: Advanced Mathematics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Mathematics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Krista Bayliss

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6070

Course Coordinator Email: rmit.training.fs.team.leaders@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

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


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.


Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Apply the rules of, and expectations for, academic study and assume responsibility for your own actions to work effectively as an individual and/or as a member of a group;
  2. Develop and express ideas through independent reading, the creation of images, and the collection and interpretation of data and information; 
  3. Communicate ideas with clarity, logic, and originality in both spoken and written English;
  4. Construct coherent arguments, narratives or justifications of issues, problems or technical processes when undertaking analytical, practical or creative tasks; and
  5. Use a range of contemporary digital and learning technologies, tools and methods common to the discipline.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will 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.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course includes a blend of didactic, active, and collaborative learning activities designed to meet the needs of international students. The course encourages the process of inquiry, application and reflection through student centred learning and teaching activities including practical work in studio environments and laboratories . In doing so, there will be a focus on the development of critical and analytical thinking skills that promote problem solving, independent research skills and group work.  Students will develop their technology skills through engagement in formative and summative assessments. The course will maximise the use of the learning management system by incorporating flipped and blended methodologies. This may be complemented by guest lectures, excursions and speakers with discipline specific work life expertise to further connect content to the professional world and generate opportunities for reflective practice.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available through RMIT’s learning management system,  Canvas. In addition to assessment details and a study schedule, you will also be provided with links to relevant course information, class activities and communication tools. 

Other learning resources are also available online through RMIT Library. Visit the RMIT library website for further details.   Academic and learning support is provided through Study Success at RMIT Training. The Foundation Studies home group program will also provide support, navigating university systems, advice on living and studying in Melbourne as well as explaining RMIT university policy and procedures.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

 Assessment Type Assessment Description Weighting 
 Tests Three tests (x10%) Weeks 4, 8 and 16.  30%
 Application Task 120 minutes duration under class supervision. Students are allowed 2 A4 doubled-sided pages of notes. Held week 12  40%
 Examination 120 minutes plus 15 minutes reading time. Closed book. Held in week 18 – exam week under exam conditions.  30%