MATH11219 - Applied Calculus

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will apply the essential calculus concepts, processes, and techniques to develop mathematical models for science and engineering problems. Throughout the term, you will record handwritten worked examples of all problems attempted in a workbook to create a comprehensive resource for solving mathematical problems, which you can apply in the exam and throughout your course and career. You will use the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus to illustrate the relationship between a function's derivative and integral. The theorem will also be applied to problems involving definite integrals. Differential calculus will be used to construct mathematical models that investigate various rate-of-change and optimisation problems. You will learn how to apply the standard rules and techniques of integration. Science and engineering disciplinary problems will be explored through the use of differential equations. Other essential elements of this unit are communicating results, concepts, and ideas using mathematics as a language. Mathematical software will also be used to visualise, analyse, validate, and solve problems studied in the unit.


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
Prerequisite: MATH11218
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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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 pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 81.82% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 22.92% 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: 2021 Engineering Curriculum Review.
Strategically optimise the unit topics taught.
Update the lectures and tutorials to match the revised unit curriculum.
Action Taken
The topics of applications of integration and numerical integration have been divested from the unit. Ordinary differential equations coverage was expanded by an additional week, with lecture and tutorial materials updated to reflect the additional time spent studying this topic area.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE).
Positive student feedback was received that the unit was well structured, had lots of resources and provided a good pace for learning with supportive and engaged staff.
Continue to offer a positive learning experience.
Action Taken
The teaching and learning approach has been maintained.
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection
A large segment of students would substantially benefit from ensuring sufficient practice with the fundamental mathematics curriculum covered in the unit.
Update unit assessment to include workbook submissions that capture the students practice, in developing solutions to the units curriculum, during the term.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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