MATH40252 - Technical Mathematics for University

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

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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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Examination 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 50.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 13.33% 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 evaluation
Feedback
Provision of module test solutions has assisted learning.
Recommendation
Keep solutions up to date.
Action Taken
Module test solutions were reviewed.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Need more explanation of application in lecture videos.
Recommendation
Re-record lecture videos to include links to applications covered in the tutorial.
Action Taken
All lecture videos were re-recorded and are now significantly longer and contain more examples as relevant to the work and the tutorials.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Receiving feedback live in Zoom assisted learning.
Recommendation
Communicate more clearly that Zoom sessions can include feedback on submissions.
Action Taken
This was communicated and students appreciated the feedback.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Unclear what parts of the textbook are most important.
Recommendation
Create a brief document for each module on aspects of the textbook.
Action Taken
This was incorporated into the new lecture videos and the slide documents are provided and available to download, and these contain a list of the most important aspects.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Module reviews useful source of feedback to prepare for summative assessment.
Recommendation
Continue to have module reviews as formative assessment opportunities for feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
The unit contains a lot of content.
Recommendation
Provide context and comparison with expectations of undergraduate mathematics units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Lecturers extremely helpful and provide excellent support and feedback.
Recommendation
Continue to provide support and feedback, and ensure that support options are effectively communicated to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
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.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
5 - Problem Solving
8 - Ethical Practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination