• Offered by ANU Wide
  • ANU College ANU Wide
  • Course subject ANU Preparatory Program
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This course covers the algebraic and calculus methods necessary for mathematical modelling in a range of STEM-related fields. It also introduces students to statistical analysis techniques that are commonly used in research. Emphasis will be placed on developing facility, technique and use in applications. Modelling of processes and phenomena which occur in economics, engineering and the physical, environmental and life sciences will be used as a vehicle throughout. This course also provides a pathway to higher level mathematics courses. This course also makes use of technology such as Mathematica and Minitab to support the mathematical and statistical content where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the fields of algebra, calculus and statistics;
2. Describe the algebraic and graphical properties of elementary functions (linear, polynomial, exponential,logarithmic, trigonometric and their inverses) and their applications to engineering, economics and sciences;
3. Explain the significance of the derivative and integration and be able to apply techniques for the derivativeand integration to situations in economics, engineering and sciences;
4. Comprehend the applications of matrix models in economics, engineering and the physical, environmental and life sciences;
5. Apply statistical analysis techniques in solving real-world problems where appropriate.

Other Information

Course Contact: Dr Rebecca Cross
T: 02 61250982
E: rebecca.cross@anucollege.edu.au

Indicative Assessment

Tutorials/quizzes (20%; LO 1-5)
Research project (20%; LO 1-5)
Mid-semester test (20%: LO 1-5)
Final Examination (40%; LO 1-5)

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Workload

96 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact: 48 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 48 hours of supported and independent student research, reading and writing. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying ANU Activate. You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed or are enrolled in PREP1017 Activate Numeracy.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
9 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
9.00 0.18750
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4992 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10080 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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