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MATH40252 Technical Mathematics for University
Technical Mathematics for University
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General Information


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 will prepare you for first year tertiary mathematics in applied science and engineering. The unit will provide you with knowledge of various mathematical topics, including algebra techniques; trigonometric functions, ratios, and graphs; plane and analytical geometry; introductory vectors and introductory calculus.


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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students need to complete MATH40228 Intermediate Mathematics for University to enrol in 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 1 - 2023


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 Student Evaluations


Module reviews useful source of feedback to prepare for summative assessment.


Continue to have module reviews as formative assessment opportunities for feedback.

Feedback from Student Evaluations


The unit contains a lot of content.


Provide context and comparison with expectations of undergraduate mathematics units.

Feedback from Student Evaluations


Lecturers extremely helpful and provide excellent support and feedback.


Continue to provide support and feedback, and ensure that support options are effectively communicated to students.

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 logically and clearly
  4. Use 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
9 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources



Technical Mathematics for University

Edition: 5 (2020)
Authors: School of Access Education
CQUniversity Publishing Unit
Rockhampton Rockhampton , QLD , Australia
Binding: Spiral

Additional Textbook Information

The textbook for Technical Mathematics for University (MATH40252) is available on the unit Moodle site; however, we strongly advise you to print out your own copy. You may like a hard copy to complete activities and take notes. The textbook cannot be purchased from the CQUniversity Bookshop. Your Access Coordinator will provide you with advice on printing options.

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
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