MATH12222 - Advanced Mathematical Applications

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Techniques of advanced mathematics and applications are developed through a selection of various methods to solve linear and non-linear differential equations in science and engineering. You will study interpolation, curve fitting, and utilise the concepts of linear transformations and interpretation of eigenvalues to analyse a variety of scientific and engineering problems. Numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations, the Fourier Analysis of periodic and non-periodic functions and partial differential equations with initial and boundary conditions are included. You will communicate results, concepts and ideas using mathematics as a language and be able to document the solution to problems in a way that demonstrates a clear, logical and precise approach.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: MATH11219

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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Examination 60%

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

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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: Student evaluation
Feedback
The lectures were a bit all over the place. They include cramming maths working out on the side, above, or on top of writing. Very confusing.
Recommendation
Add extra blank pages to the lecture slides.
Action Taken
More blank pages have been added.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Releasing the lecture slides without anything drawn/ written on them.
Recommendation
Upload the un-annotated Lecture notes as well as the annotated lecture notes.
Action Taken
The un-annotated Lecture notes have been uploaded.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Tutorials were in lecture room straight after lecture. I found tutorials were unhelpful as they were straight after lecture without a break.
Recommendation
Have Tutorials in a classroom on a separate day.
Action Taken
Tutorials were allocated on a different day.
Source: Unit evaluation and in-class feedback
Feedback
More students preferred the old 2 x 1-hour lectures and tutorials each week.
Recommendation
Will keep 2 x 1-hour lectures and tutorials each week in 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation and in-class feedback
Feedback
Student feedback was received on the textbook, assignment, resources, tutorials and quick response to students' questions.
Recommendation
Continue to provide the current learning and teaching supports.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation and in-class feedback
Feedback
Some students pointed out that having the tutorial in a lecture room was not beneficial. Not enough room for textbook, computer and writing book.
Recommendation
Apply for a 'real' tutorial room in 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Model engineering application problems by applying interpolation and curve fitting techniques
  2. Analyse problems using the concepts of linear transformation and the interpretation of eigenvalues
  3. Use numerical methods to solve ordinary differential equations
  4. Apply Fourier Analysis to periodic and non-periodic functions in the solution of scientific and engineering problems
  5. Solve simple partial differential equations with initial and boundary conditions
  6. Communicate results, concepts and ideas in context using mathematics as a language.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination