Mathematical Modelling (8103.3)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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:
1. Demonstrate understanding of powerful mathematical tools such as calculus of several variables, differential equations and elementary dynamical systems theory;
2. Compute with these tools, manually and with mathematical software;
3. Apply these tools to mathematically analyse and solve contemporary problems of both theoretical and practical importance;
4. Recognise the power of mathematical modelling and analysis and be able to apply their understanding to their further studies.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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There no single text which covers the syllabus in a suitable way. I will recommend reading material as the semester progresses and I will make extensive notes available to you. Lecture slides as well as lecture recording will be provided. However, "Calculus" by James Stewart (ISBN 0-534-35949-3, any edition) may be helpful in most topics.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assignments can be submitted either directly to unit convenor as hard copies or via the unit Canvas web page. Applications for make-up class tests must be justified.
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.
In each class test you will be permitted to take one A4 side of original handwritten notes, a non-electronic, unannotated language dictionary and a standard calculator with no alphabetic keypad. For the final exam you will be permitted two A4 sides of original handwritten notes, a non-electronic, unannotated language dictionary and a standard calculator with no alphabetic keypad.
Class Tests: 15% + 15% = 30% in total.
Assignments: 15% + 15% = 30% in total.
The class test mark, the assignment mark will contribute a mark out of 60; the final exam will contribute a mark out of 40. The class test mark, assignment mark and final exam mark will form your numerical score out of 100. The final grades will be distributed according to the following table.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work and may adjust awarded marks based on this questioning.
See https://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/canberra-students/examinations-and-results/grading-schema for the full grading schema and grade descriptors.
85 and above
75 - 84
65 – 74
50 – 64
0 – 49
|Weekly lecture - 3hrs/week, 12 times||36|
|Weekly tutorial - 1hour/week, 11 times||11|
|Weekly study commitment, in addition to the 2 items above - 3hrs/week, 12 times||36|
|Assignment 1 - 25 hours, 1 time||25|
|Assignment 2 - 15 hours, 1 time||15|
|Final exam preparation - 24 hours, 1 time||24|
Student participation is highly desirable.
Required IT skills
General IT skills implied.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit