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Engineering Mathematics (10087.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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This unit aims to provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that are needed to support their concurrent and subsequent engineering studies. The unit includes the following topics: matrices, functions, complex numbers, limits and continuity (including sequences and series), differentiation and integration. The unit provides students with a sound knowledge of mathematical principles and ideas in software engineering. It also provides the students with the mathematical skills for everyday engineering practice. In addition, the unit promotes and strengthens important generic skills, such as communication, analysis and inquiry, problem solving, independent and group working, and professionalism and social responsibility. This unit may be co-taught with Engineering Mathematics G (10090).

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of matrices, functions, differentiation and integration;

2. Solve basic engineering problems using pen and paper in simple situations, and computers in some more complicated ones;

3. Recognise the power of mathematical modelling and analysis; and

4. Analyse and solve problems of both theoretical and practical importance.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

A 2-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial per week.





Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 mathematics.

Incompatible Units

8225 Engineering Mathematics 2 and 10090 Engineering Mathematics G.

Equivalent Units


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