Problem Solving and Analysis (10134.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|University Of Canberra College||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to understand the concepts in two major areas:
1. Logical Analysis, including: Logical form and logical equivalence; Conditional statements; Valid and Invalid arguments; Logic of quantified statements; Arguments with quantified statements; and
2. Problem Solving, including: Identify, understand and define the problem; Create a broad framework to solve the problem; Choose and apply a range of suitable problem solving strategies; Use mathematical and statistical knowledge from Foundation Mathematics 1 and 2 and Logical Analysis part of this unit to solve the given problem; Work cooperatively in a team to solve the problem; and Present clear and detailed solution to the problem.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in University of Canberra International Foundation Studies, 100CC.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||17 October 2022||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 3||18 September 2023||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
- Textbook: Discrete Mathematics with Applications (Fourth Edition)
- Susanna S. Epp (No purchase required)
Handouts will be provided in class for the topic of Problem Solving.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To satisfactorily complete this unit, students must:
attempt ALL assessment tasks, and
achieve 50% overall, and
Upon meeting these requirements students will be awarded one of the following grade:
High Distinction - HD - (85 - 100)
Distinction - DI - (75 - 84)
Credit - CR - (65 - 74)
Pass - P (50 - 64)
In the event that the student receives a FAIL grade (below 50), one of the following may be used in the final grading:
NX – Fail result based on failure to reach a pass grade in the unit having completed all assessment.
NC - Fail result based on failure to complete one or more of the assessment requirements.
NN - Fail result based on non-participation.
WH - Withheld result
Additional information for assessment:
Teacher will keep a record of your attendance in class and completion of homework every week. Continuous assessment marks will be awarded based on these records.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
For International Foundation Program students, attendance in classes is compulsory in accordance with visa conditions. Attendance in classes is recorded. If your attendance is below 80%, the UC College Student Services team will be notified and there may be visa implication due to your absence in classes.
In addition, there is a strong correlation between poor attendance and failure in a unit because students who have a poor attendance record find it difficult to keep up with the work being presented. This unit includes a continuous assessment component and group work as part of its overall assessment, poor attendance will affect student's final grade.
Required IT skills
Intermediate IT skills required
Scientific Calculator: The Casio fx-82AU PLUS II is recommended. This can be bought from Officeworks or other similar shops for around $35.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (207178)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (202440)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (201009)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (196988)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (194482)
- UC College Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (189797)