Course Title: Apply mathematical principles to engineering designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3163 Certificate III in Engineering Studies

Course Title: Apply mathematical principles to engineering designs

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2012

Course Contact: Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4661

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of compentency sets out the knowledge and skills required to perform a range of mathematical tasks related to more complex engineering problems. It includes algebra, trigonometry, graphs and mensuration.This unit of competency shall/may be demonstrated in relation to the tasks of undertaking computations within and engineering context. The compentency may be demonstrated using scientific clculators and formulae sheets relating to the mathematical relationships important to engineering activities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisite compenticies is required for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN787 Apply mathematical principles to engineering designs


1. Solve computational engineering tasks using a scientific calculator.

2. Manipulate simple algebraic expression to solve for unknown variables in relation to engineering problems.

3. Apply trigonometry to solve triangulat problems in an engineering environment.

4. Apply geometric peinciples in the solution of engineering problems.

5. Prepare charts and graphs from given information.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

To successfully complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing pratical tasks to engineering standard.