Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2019
Course Code: MATH5268C
Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6162  Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher
Annabelle Lopez
Phone: +613 9925 4823
Email: annabelle.lopez@rmit.edu.au
Appointments by email
Program Manager
Dr. Amita Iyer
Phone: +61 3 9925 8311
Email: amita.iyer@rmit.edu.au
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 nonclassroom activities.
Prerequisites and Corequisites
Prerequisite – Nil
Course Description
This unit covers applies the concepts of mathematics to appropriate and simple engineering situations within the individual's area of engineering expertise.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title: 
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 
Element: 
3. Use twodimensional geometry to solve practical problems 
Performance Criteria: 
3.1.Angles expressed in degrees are correctly converted to radians and vice versa. 3.2.The perimeter, area, length and angles of a range of twodimensional figures are correctly calculated. 3.3.The volume and surface area of complex figures are correctly calculated. 3.4.Points identified in terms of cartesian coordinates can be converted to polar coordinates and vice versa 
Element: 
4. Use trigonometry to solve practical problems 
Performance Criteria: 
4.1.Basic trigonometry functions are used to calculate the lengths of the sides of rightangled triangles. 4.2.Inverse trigonometry functions are used to determine angles in a rightangled triangle given the lengths of two sides. 4.3.The sine rule is used to determine the lengths of the sides of acute and obtuse angled triangles given one side and two angles. 4.4.The cosine rule is used to determine the lengths of the sides of acute and obtuse angled triangles given two sides and one angle. 
Element: 
5. Graph linear functions 
Performance Criteria: 
5.1.Linear functions are solved graphically and equations of straight lines are determined from the slope and one point, or two points. 5.2.Two linear functions are solved simultaneously both algebraically and geometrically. 5.3.The length and mid point of a line segment are determined. 
Element: 
6. Solve quadratic equations 
Performance Criteria: 
6.1.Quadratic equations are solved. 6.2.Simultaneous linear and quadratic equations are solved. 
Element: 
7. Perform basic statistical calculations 
Performance Criteria: 
7.1.Mean, median and mode are calculated from given data. 7.2.Standard deviation is calculated and interpreted employing graphical representation. 
Element: 
1. Use concepts of arithmetic in the solution of engineering problems 
Performance Criteria: 
1.1.Units of physical quantities are converted to facilitate engineering calculations. 1.2.Calculations are performed to solve problems involving rational and irrational numbers. 1.3.Scientific notation is used to represent numbers. 1.4.Calculations are checked for reasonableness using estimating and approximating techniques. 
Element: 
2. Solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable 
Performance Criteria: 
2.1.Algebraic expressions are manipulated using mathematical operations in their correct order. 
Learning Outcomes
refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title: 
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

Element: 
1. Use concepts of arithmetic in the solution of engineering problems

Performance Criteria: 
1.1 Units of physical quantities are converted to facilitate engineering calculations.

Element: 
2. Solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable

Performance Criteria: 
2.1 Algebraic expressions are manipulated using mathematical operations in their correct order.

Element: 
3. Use twodimensional geometry to solve practical problems

Performance Criteria: 
3.1 Angles expressed in degrees are correctly converted to radians and vice versa.

Element: 
4. Use trigonometry to solve practical problems

Performance Criteria: 
4.1 Basic trigonometry functions are used to calculate the lengths of the sides of rightangled triangles.

Element: 
5. Graph linear functions

Performance Criteria: 
5.1 Linear functions are solved graphically and equations of straight lines are determined from the slope and one point, or two points.

Element: 
6. Solve quadratic equations

Performance Criteria: 
6.1 Quadratic equations are solved.

Element: 
7. Perform basic statistical calculations

Performance Criteria: 
7.1 Mean, median and mode are calculated from given data.

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lectures
• Tutorial
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA 1.1. Descriptive, formulabased understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedurallevel understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist subdisciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of welldefined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and proactive demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM30012A in the Assessment Matrix.
Teaching Schedule
The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
Week 
Topics Delivered 
Elements/Performance Criteria 
1 
Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues. Arithmetic 
2.1 
2 
Algebraic expressions and correct mathematical operation in correct order

2.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 
3 
Algebraic expressions and correct mathematical operation in correct order Units of physical quantities, rational and irrational numbers, scientific natation, calculations based on estimating and approximating techniques

2.1 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4 
4 
Units of physical quantities, rational and irrational numbers, scientific natation, calculations based on estimating and approximating techniques Assessment 1 Part A – Assignment Due (Week 4) Assessment 1 Part B – Assignment is issued 
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2 
5 
Linear functions and linear graph, solving the linear functions simultaneously by using algebraically and geometrically and determining the length and midpoint of a line segment. 
5.1,5.2,5.3 
6 
Linear functions and linear graph, solving the linear functions simultaneously by using algebraically and geometrically and determining the length and midpoint of a line segment.

5.1,5.2,5.3 
7 
Quadratic equations and solving simultaneous linear and quadratic equations

6.1, 6.2 
8 
Quadratic equations and solving simultaneous linear and quadratic equations. 
6.1, 6.2 
9 
Quadratic equations and solving simultaneous linear and quadratic equations. Continued 
6.1, 6.2 
10 
Quadratic equations and solving simultaneous linear and quadratic equations. Geometry including conversion of degrees to radians and vice versa, perimeter, area, length and angles of a twodimensional figures, volume and surface area of complex figures, conversion between the Cartesian coordinates to polar and vice versa.

6.1, 6.2
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 
11 
Geometry including conversion of degrees to radians and vice versa, perimeter, area, length and angles of a twodimensional figures, volume and surface area of complex figures, conversion between the Cartesian coordinates to polar and vice versa. 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 
12 
Geometry including conversion of degrees to radians and vice versa, perimeter, area, length and angles of a twodimensional figures, volume and surface area of complex figures, conversion between the Cartesian coordinates to polar and vice versa. Trigonometry functions including basic rightangled triangles, inverse trigonometry functions, Sine rule and Cosine rules for nonright angled triangles. 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 
13 
Trigonometry functions including basic rightangled triangles, inverse trigonometry functions, Sine rule and Cosine rules for nonright angled triangles. Assessment 1 Part B – Assignment Due (week 13) 
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 
14 
Trigonometry functions including basic rightangled triangles, inverse trigonometry functions, Sine rule and Cosine rules for nonright angled triangles. 
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 
15 
Basic statistical functions including mean, median, mode and standard deviations calculations and graphical representation.

7.1, 7.2 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2 
16 
Basic statistical functions including mean, median, mode and standard deviations calculations and graphical representation. Assessment 2 – Test  Revision 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2 
1718 
Assessment 2 – Test Feedback 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2 
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual studentteacher courserelated consultation. Students are required to selfstudy the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled nonteaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 24 hours outside the class time.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Texts
Blair Alldis, Mathematics for Technicians, McGraw Hill Australia Pty Limited. 
References
Other Resources
Class Notes and tutorial materials
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course, you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:
Assessment 1: Assignment
Assessment 2: Test
These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
Element/Performance Criteria Covered 
Assignment 
Test 
1.1 
x 
x 
1.2 
x 
x 
1.3 
x 
x 
1.4 
x 
x 
2.1 
x 
x 
2.2 
x 
x 
3.1 
x 
x 
3.2 
x 
x 
3.3 
x 
x 
3.4 
x 
x 
4.1 
x 
x 
4.2 
x 
x 
4.3 
x 
x 
4.4 
x 
x 
5.1 
x 
x 
5.2 
x 
x 
5.3 
x 
x 
6.1 
x 
x 
6.2 
x 
x 
7.1 
x 
x 
7.2 
x 
x 
Assessment Tasks
Assessment Tasks
Assessment 1: Assignment
Part A, Week 4
Part B, Week 13
Assessment 2: Test , Week 17
All Assignments may go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. Please also refer to the marking guide for more detail information about all assessments.
This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
CHD  Competent with High Distinction
CDI  Competent with Distinction
CC  Competent with Credit
CAG  Competency Achieved  Graded
NYC  Not Yet Competent
DNS  Did Not Submit for Assessment.
Assessment Matrix
Assessment vs MEM30012A Elements & Performance Criteria

MEM30012A Elements & Performance Criteria 

Assessments 
1.1 
1.2 
1.3 
1.4 
2.1 
3.1 
3.2 
3.3 
3.4 
4.1 
4.2 
4.3 
4.4 
5.1 
5.2 
5.3 
6.1 
6.2 
7.1 
7.2 
Assessment 1 Assignment 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
Assessment 2 Test 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
x 
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies  
EA1.1  EA1.2  EA1.3  EA1.4  EA1.5  EA1.6  EA2.1  EA2.2  EA2.3  EA2.4  EA3.1  EA3.2  EA3.3  EA3.4  EA3.5  EA3.6  
Assessment 1 Assignment 
X  X  X  X  
Assessment 2 Test 
X  X  X  X  
All Assessments MEM30012A 
2  2  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0 
0 (Blank)  Graduate attribute is not assessed.  
1  Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than onethird, of the Element  
2  Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than twothirds, of the Element  
3  Graduate attribute is assessed in more than twothirds of the Element 
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