Course Title: Use calculus

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Use calculus

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to differentiate and integrate functions related to practical problems common to the Civil and Mechanical engineering disciplines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX140B Use technical mathematics (advanced)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAX110B Use calculus


1. Differentiate algebraic, exponential and natural logarithmic functions and use the results to solve problems

2. Interpret the concept of a derivative graphically and as a rate of change, and solve applied problems

3. Simple differential equations are solved by determining the antiderivatives of algebraic, exponential and natural logarithmic functions

4. Analytical and applied problems are solved by evaluating definite integrals and interpreting their meaning

5. Applied problems are solved using derivatives and anti-derivatives of trigonometric functions

Learning Outcomes

• Develop analytical and logical thinking skills
• Apply mathematical principles and skills in relation to:
- derivatives and anti-derivatives,
- solution of differential equations
- rate of change,
- definite integrals
• Perform calculations to industry standard

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills.  To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction