Course Title: Differential Equations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6016 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Title: Differential Equations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2008,
Term2 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Tatjana Grozdanovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4689

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to solve differential equations at a level that would allow articulation to second year engineering degree mathematics.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
• VBH 624 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1
• VBH 625 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBG871 Differential Equations

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Identify, analyse and subsequently solve physical situations whose behaviour can be described by ordinary differential equations.
2. Determine solutions to first order separable differential equations.
3. Determine solutions to first order linear differential equations.
4. Determine solutions to first order exact differential equations.
5. Determine solutions to second order linear homogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients.
6. Determine solutions to second order linear non-homogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
Three in class tutorials worth 20% together
One mid semester test worth 40%
One final examination worth 40%