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MATH11218 - Applied Mathematics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will study fundamental mathematical concepts, processes and techniques that are necessary to support subsequent studies in applied calculus. You will investigate the properties and applications of linear, quadratic, logarithmic and exponential functions. You will use trigonometry to solve triangles and trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena. Complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra will be used to develop solutions to problems. You will apply the concepts of elementary statistics to analyse data and introductory probability theory to predict the likelihood of occurrence of an event. Other important elements of this unit are the communication of results, concepts and ideas using mathematics as a language. Through the use of mathematical software, you will visualise, analyse, validate and solve problems.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Anti-requisite: MATH12223 or MATH12224.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile

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).

Assessment Overview

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.64% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit coordinator reflection
Students need to maintain ethical practice in assignment preparation.
Continue to reinforce to students the need for ethical practice in all aspects of study.
Action Taken
Additional supporting material on the importance of students maintaining academic integrity with their studies and assignment preparation has been embedded in the unit.
Source: Unit evaluation
Students commented very favourably on the unit being interesting, the ease of learning due to quality lectures and tutorial materials and recognised the expertise of the teaching staff.
Continue to foster the current learning and teaching environment.
Action Taken
The teaching and learning approach has been maintained.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection.
Some students would be better prepared for success in MATH11218 by undertaking additional mathematics studies to cover the assumed knowledge that is required in this unit.
Optimise communication strategies used to promote the MATH11247 Foundation Mathematics unit to first-year engineering students, as preparation for MATH11218.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback from the Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Positive student feedback was received noting the unit was well resourced, engaging, had real world examples, high quality lectures with approachable lecturing staff that gave quick follow up to queries.
Continue to offer a positive learning experience.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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