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Foundation Mathematics is designed to provide you with foundation concepts, rules and methods of elementary mathematics. The main aim of this unit is to provide the foundations of mathematics, which are necessary to develop a unified body of knowledge. You will learn algebraic fundamentals and equation solving. Exponents and logarithms will be introduced together with linear systems, quadratic functions and graphs. You will also study introductory trigonometry, geometry and ratios. You will use mathematics foundation concepts to solve problems.
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 2 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Recommended Student Time Commitment
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
All University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
You may wish to view these policies:
- Grades and Results Policy
- Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
- Review of Grade Procedure
- Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
- Student Refund and Credit Balance Policy and Procedure
- Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Unit coordinator reflection
Ensure students are using the most up to date learning materials.
Update the unit to use the recently released edition of the prescribed unit textbook.
Feedback from Unit coordinator reflection
Students need to maintain an ethical practice in assignment preparation.
Continue to reinforce to students the need for ethical practice in all aspects of study and embed several short academic integrity scenarios in the assignment specifications to demonstrate appropriate behaviours.
Feedback from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
There is a high student satisfaction with the unit content, approach and level of support offered.
Continue to foster the current learning and teaching environment.
- Apply number and algebra concepts to solve problems
- Analyse and solve problems using trigonometry
- Develop solutions to problems through the application of area and volume equations
- Formulate and apply mathematical functions and graphs in solving equations
- Select appropriate mathematical methods, use them to investigate and solve problems, and interpret the results
- Use mathematics as a language to communicate results, concepts and ideas in context
- Document the solutions to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach.
The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N 7N)
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 6N 7N)
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 6N 7N)
Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment - 0%|
|2 - Portfolio - 0%|
|3 - Examination - 0%|
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication|
|2 - Problem Solving|
|3 - Critical Thinking|
|4 - Information Literacy|
|5 - Team Work|
|6 - Information Technology Competence|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence|
|8 - Ethical practice|
|9 - Social Innovation|
|10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures|
Ninth Edition (2021)
Authors: John Bird
New York New York , New York , USA