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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
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 - 2019
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).
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
Assessment Overview
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.
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 Evaluation
Number of modules and length of unit was appropriate for 12 weeks.
Continue with the seven module structure of the unit.
Feedback from Unit Evaluation
Module tests are beneficial for practice and feedback.
Continue with assessment at the end of each module.
Feedback from Unit Evaluation
Examination structure did not mirror unit structure.
Review, over the coming year, the examination structure and questions to mirror content.
Feedback from Unit Evaluation/ Student Feedback
Content is difficult and assumes a lot of prior knowledge.
Review, over the coming year, the way in which assumed knowledge from the two prior STEPS mathematics units is conveyed in Moodle.
- 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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks | Learning Outcomes | |||||
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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 | |||||
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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 | |||||||
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | |
1 - Written Assessment - 0% | ||||||||
2 - Written Assessment - 30% | ||||||||
3 - Written Assessment - 30% | ||||||||
4 - Examination - 40% |
Textbooks
MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University 4th (2017)
Authors: STEPS
PAT Publishing
Rockhampton Rockhampton , QLD , Australia
ISBN:
Binding: Spiral
Additional Textbook Information
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
All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)
For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.
m.dzator@cqu.edu.au
Module/Topic
Additional Topics in Algebra
Chapter
ALGX
Events and Submissions/Topic
Module/Topic
Trigonometric Functions and Ratios
Chapter
TRFN
Events and Submissions/Topic
ALGX Module Test: Due Week 2 Monday (22 July 2019) 11:45pm AEST
Module/Topic
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Chapter
TRGR
Events and Submissions/Topic
TRFN Module Test: Due Week 3 Monday (29 July 2019) 11:45pm AEST
Module/Topic
Analytic Geometry
Chapter
AGEO
Events and Submissions/Topic
TRGR Module Test: Due Week 4 Monday (5 August 2019) 11:45pm AEST
Module/Topic
Introduction to Vectors
Chapter
VECT
Events and Submissions/Topic
AGEO Module Test: Due Week 5 Monday (12 August 2019) 11:45pm AEST
Module/Topic
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
Module/Topic
Revision
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
VECT Module Test: Due Week 6 Monday (26 August 2019) 11:45pm AEST
Module/Topic
Introductory Differentiation
Chapter
DIFF
Events and Submissions/Topic
Module/Topic
Introductory Differentiation
Chapter
DIFF
Events and Submissions/Topic
Module/Topic
Introduction to Integration
Chapter
INTG
Events and Submissions/Topic
DIFF Module Test: Due Week 9 Monday (16 September 2019) 11:45pm AEST
Module/Topic
Introduction to Integration
Chapter
INTG
Events and Submissions/Topic
Module/Topic
Revision
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
INTG Module Test: Due Week 11 Monday (30 September 2019) 11:45pm AEST
Module/Topic
Revision
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
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.
Module/Topic
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
Unit Coordinator
Dr Michael Dzator
Phone: 07 49407451
Email: m.dzator@cqu.edu.au
Location: Mackay Ooralea Campus
1 Written Assessment
You will complete seven 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 seven Module Tests in order to be awarded a PASS for this Assessment Item. You must also PASS this Assessment Item in order to be eligible to PASS MATH40252, provided all other conditions are met.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Self Management
- Communication
- Information Literacy
- Problem Solving
- Ethical Practice
2 Written Assessment
Assignment 1 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 on the unit Moodle site.
Week 7 Monday (2 Sept 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
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.
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.
- 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
- Self Management
- Communication
- Information Literacy
- Problem Solving
- Ethical Practice
3 Written Assessment
Assignment 2 is a non-supervised assignment and must be completed individually. This assignment is compulsory and covers the modules DIFF and INTG. Assignment 2 will be made available at the end of Week 8 on the unit Moodle site.
Week 12 Monday (7 Oct 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
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.
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.
- 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
- Self Management
- Communication
- Information Literacy
- Problem Solving
- Ethical Practice
Examination
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.
When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.
Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.
As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.
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.
Where can I get assistance?
For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.