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MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University
Technical Mathematics for University
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General Information

Overview

Technical Mathematics for University, is designed to follow on from Intermediate Mathematics for University. The completion of both Intermediate Mathematics for University and Technical Mathematics for University prepares students for first year tertiary mathematics in applied science and engineering. The unit has been developed to provide knowledge of various mathematical topics including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus.

Details

Career Level: Non-award
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

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 - 2018

Distance

Attendance Requirements

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Non-award 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.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
4. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

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 Evaluation, Student feedback (email, verbal)

Feedback

Timely feedback from lecturers

Recommendation

Continue to promote Zoom feedback sessions, or face-to-face with lectures on campuses when offered.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation, Student feedback (email, verbal)

Feedback

Too much content in the unit

Recommendation

Reduce the number of modules from nine to seven.

Feedback from Student feedback (email, verbal)

Feedback

Examination had lengthy application questions as well as conceptual questions

Recommendation

Focus examination questions on critical content, and move longer application questions to the assignments.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
  2. Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  3. Communicate mathematical solutions
  4. Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  5. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  6. Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University Textbook 4th edn ()

Authors: STEPS
PAT Publishing
Rockhampton Rockhampton , QLD , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

All study material for this unit is freely available on Moodle in electronic form; however, purchase of hardcopy study material is highly recommended. Hard copies can be purchased online at minimal cost from the CQUniversity Bookshop.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Computer - ability to access study materials, including instructional videos & scan and upload assessment
  • Microsoft Office or similar
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Gemma Mann Unit Coordinator
g.mann@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Additional Topics in Algebra (ALGX)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Trigonometric Functions and Ratios (TRFN)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

ALGX Module Test: Monday 16 July 2018, 11:45pm

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Graphs of Trigonometric Functions (TRGR)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

TRFN Module Test: Monday 23 July 2018, 11:45pm

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Analytic Geometry (AGEO)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

TRGR Module Test: Monday 30 July 2018, 11:45pm

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction to Vectors (VECT)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

AGEO Module Test: Monday 6 August 2018, 11:45pm

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Aug 2018

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Introductory Differentiation (DIFF)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

VECT Module Test: Monday 20 August 2018, 11:45pm

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Introductory Differentiation (DIFF)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 7 Monday 27 August 2018, 11.45pm AEST

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Application of Differentiation (DRVA)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

DIFF Module Test: Monday 3 September 2018, 11:45pm

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction to Integration (INTG)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

DRVA Module Test: Tuesday 10 September 2018, 11:45pm

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Application of Integration (INTA)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

INTG Module Test: Monday 17 September 2018, 11:45pm

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

INTA Module Test: Monday 24 September 2018, 11:45pm

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 12 Monday 1 October 2018, 11.45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Oct 2018

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

The date and time of the examination will be made available through MyCentre approximately six weeks before the examination period.

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Oct 2018

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator

Michael Dzator

Phone: 07 4940 7451

Email: m.dzator@cqu.edu.au

Location: Mackay Ooralea Campus

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Module Tests

Task Description

You will complete nine modules in MATH40252 (from the Technical Mathematics for University textbook).

At the conclusion of each module, you must complete the corresponding Module Test. The tests are available on the MATH40252 Moodle site and must be submitted via Moodle. The Module Tests are formative and are completed as assignments - no supervision is required. The purpose of the Module Tests is to monitor your progress throughout the term, allowing you to identify any concepts that require further review. The tests also provide a basis for communication between you and your Lecturer/Unit Coordinator.

You must achieve an average of 50% across the nine Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Item 1. You must also PASS Assessment Item 1 in order to be eligible to PASS MATH40252, provided all other conditions are met.


Assessment Due Date

Module Tests are due on the Monday of the week specified in the Unit Profile Schedule. A more detailed version of this schedule can be found in the TMU Unit Guide located on the unit Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

The Module Tests will be marked and returned within 10 days of the test due date or submission date whichever is later. Your tests will be returned via the unit Moodle site.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
You must achieve an average of 50% across the nine Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for Assessment Item 1. You must PASS Assessment Item 1 in order to be eligible to PASS MATH40252.

Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

· using appropriate setting out

· showing all correct steps in the solution

· answering the question asked, where appropriate

· finding the correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Each module test must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on the Moodle unit site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Reflect on formative assessment to improve mathematical comprehension
  • Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  • Communicate mathematical solutions
  • Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  • Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Ethical Practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

Assignment 1 (A1) is a non-supervised assignment and must be completed individually.

This assignment is compulsory and covers the first 5 modules of the unit: ALGX, TRFN, TRGR, AGEO and VECT.

Assignment 1 will be made available at the end of Week 3 in the ASSESSMENT Block on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

27th August 2018


Return Date to Students

Assignment 1 will be marked and returned within 2 weeks of the due date or date submitted, whichever is later and will be returned via the unit Moodle site.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

· using appropriate setting out

· showing all correct steps in the solution

· answering the question asked, where appropriate

· finding the correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 1 must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  • Communicate mathematical solutions
  • Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  • Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Ethical Practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

Assignment 2 (A2) is a non-supervised assignment and must be completed individually.

This assignment is compulsory and covers the modules DIFF, INTG, DRVA and INTA.

Assignment 2 will be made available at the end of Week 8 in the ASSESSMENT Block on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

1st October 2018


Return Date to Students

Assignment 2 will be marked and returned within 2 weeks of the due date or date submitted, whichever is later and will be returned via the unit Moodle site.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Marks for each question will be allocated for the following:

· using appropriate setting out

· showing all correct steps in the solution

· answering the question asked, where appropriate

· finding the correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignment 2 must be uploaded as a single pdf document via the unit Moodle site for MATH40252. Full details are provided on unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse information using mathematical techniques
  • Communicate mathematical solutions
  • Recall fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques
  • Develop solutions to applied mathematical problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Ethical Practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Closed Book
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As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

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