Course Title: Applied Mathematics: Engineering and Science

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Mathematics: Engineering and Science

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


TRN RMIT Training


Term1 2023,
Term2 2023,
Term1 2024

Course Coordinator: Jo Bradley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 39925 1675

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 5, B108

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will build on the knowledge you acquired in Advanced Mathematics and you will gain the mathematical skills required for further tertiary-level study in the fields of engineering and applied science. You will develop an understanding of integral calculus, differential equations, numerical methods and complex numbers, which will provide you with a firm foundation in analysis, problem solving and the use of technology.

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. Perform a range of mathematical routines and procedures in relation to integral calculus and techniques of integration.
  2. Solve first order and simple second order differential equations.
  3. Employ numerical methods to find approximate solutions of definite integrals and differential equations.
  4. Represent complex numbers in both polar and rectangular forms and use these to carry out operations and solve problems over the complex number system.

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 afocus 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



Three tests. A test scheduled for Weeks 4, 8 and 16 (3x10%)


Application Task

120 minutes duration under class supervision. Students are allowed 2 A4 doubled-sided ages of notes. Held week 12 



120 minutes plus 15 minutes reading time. Closed book. Held in week 18 – exam week under exam conditions.