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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Introductory

School/College

SCU College

Anti-requisites

Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics

Unit aim

Introduces students to and develops mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills required in a range of quantitatively based awards. To reinforce learning real world applications of mathematics will be utilised to develop students’ problem solving skills. Software associated with mathematical calculations, graphing and problem solving will be used.

Unit content

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra 
  • Functions 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Introduction to Calculus – Differentiation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to use basic mathematical skills Intellectual rigour
2 Apply quantitative techniques to solve real world mathematical problems Intellectual rigour Creativity
3 Use appropriate software in mathematical calculations and communications Communication and social skills
4 Communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to use basic mathematical skills
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. Apply quantitative techniques to solve real world mathematical problems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. Use appropriate software in mathematical calculations and communications
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Communicate mathematical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Croft, A & Davison, R, 2016, Foundation Maths MyMathLab Global Pack, 6th edn, Pearson, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781292095257.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.