Analytical Skills in Science (9421.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
UC College, Bruce, ACT
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||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 gain:
1. An understanding of basic mathematical techniques including the use of algebra, trigonometric functions, logarithms and statistics;
2. An understanding of mathematical functions that can be applied to scientific contexts;
3. Skills in the application of mathematical techniques to solving science problems and interpreting data; and
4. Skills in conducting effective discussions with peers and staff in a way that maximises their understanding of scientific ideas that involve mathematical applications.
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Period 1||30 January 2023||On-Campus||Miss Michaela Popham|
|2023||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2024||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
The required Testbook for this unit is:
K. A. Stroud, (2015) Foundation Mathematics, Palgrave Macmillan.
Available from The School Locker
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items must be written in your own words. Suspected plagiarism from other sources or other students' work will be very heavily penalized and could result in a FAIL grade.
The University's position is that artificial intelligence (AI) services must not to be used for assessment or assessment preparation by students unless explicitly allowed in the assessment instructions for an assessment task. As no assessment items in this unit allow the use of AI, the submission of your assessments will be considered a declaration by you that it is entirely your own work (or that of your group for group assessments), and has been prepared without the assistance of anyone else or the use of AI programs including but not limited to ChatGPT, Quillbot, Wordtune, Tome and DALL-E.
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. Students must attempt and submit all assessment items to pass this unit Including:
Weekly Homework Exersises (20%) + Mid-semester test (30%) + Maths Problem Solving Assignment (15%) + Final Assessment (35%) = 100%
Additionally you must achieve at least 40% in the final assessment to pass the unit.
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.
The contact hours for each student consists of 72 hours of workshops classes for this unit. The remaining 78 hours of the nominal workload should be used to prepare for workshops and assessments.
Students should attend all classes. As a guideline, students with less than 85% attendance are placing their studies at risk as students with poor attendance will find it difficult to keep up with the workload.
Required IT skills
Basic Office software skills, Excel and a Maths Editor
Work placement, internships or practicums
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials and practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.
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