Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences



Subject Information
Subject Code MATH010
Subject Name Enabling Mathematics for Engineers
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites HSC General Mathematics OR Yr 10 Advanced Mathematics
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Only available to students in course code 898 Undergraduate Enabling Domestic
Equivalence Not to count with MATH151.
Assessment Assignments (15%), Mid session tests (2 tests each 15%), Final Examination (55%)
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
The subject covers the main topics which are taught in mathematics years 11 and 12 at school. The chosen topics are specifically those taken as assumed knowledge in the subjects MATH141 and MATH187. The general topic areas are: algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, functions and calculus. The focus is on developing mathematical skills and improving competence and confidence in the language and terms of mathematics. Where possible the work will be related to potential engineering applications.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Apply mathematical skills to higher level mathematics subjects;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as calculus;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of and competently use formulae from trigonometry and calculus;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of and use the skills and language of algebra geometry and trigonometry;
5. Solve elementary applied mathematical and engineering problems.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject will allow students to reach the required standard to be able to attempt the normal mathematics done by students commencing an Engineering degree. It is suitable for students who: have not performed well at HSC Mathematics, or have only completed General Mathematics, or are high performing students who did not complete mathematics at year 12 level. It is the key subject in the course 898 Undergraduate Enabling which is an enabling course for Faculty of Engineering students.