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MA1020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students in any Faculty without a Senior Mathematics or equivalent background. Any student who has completed Senior Mathematics B to the level of High Achievement is not permitted to enrol. This subject prepares students for MA1000 or for other University courses that require Senior Mathematics B as a prerequisite.

Basic arithmetic and algebra skills with applications including fractions. Functions, including linear and quadratic with graph sketching. Trigonometry. Simultaneous equations, introduction to logarithms and exponential functions. Introduction to calculus with applications: graphical interpretation and simple rules.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate fundamental mathematical skills for application to quantitatively-based University level subjects;
  • solve introductory mathematical problems using techniques of arithmetic, algebra, functions and graphs, trigonometry and differential calculus;
  • apply standard mathematical laws, definitions and procedures involving: precedence, expansion and factorisation, indices, exponentials and logarithms, trigonometry and differentiation;
  • manipulate and solve equations and formulae including: linear, quadratic, cubic and simultaneous equations;
  • graph linear, quadratic, cubic and standard trigonometric functions.
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Combinations:
MA1021

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks
Lecturer: Mr Samuel Rudge.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 13 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Townsville, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 29-Jan-2019 to 18-Feb-2019
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
Lecturers: Mr Dale Muccignat, Dr Darcy Mullamphy.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - 4 hours contact per day
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 64 hours - 4 hours contact per day
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 60%); other exams (10% - 30%); quizzes or tests (10% - 20%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks
Lecturers: Mr Samuel Rudge, Mr Patrick Higgins.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures - Online
  • 13 hours - Online Discussion
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); (50%).

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 47
Census Date 25-Jul-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 13 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 52 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 13 hours on-campus > Tutorials
  • 15 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars - 10 hours of workshops are optional and are held in lecture recess and study vacation.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 29-Jan-2019 to 18-Feb-2019
Coord/Lect: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 105 hours - 7 hours contact per day
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks
Lecturer: Mr Eddie Chng.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 52 hours - Combined Lectures and Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks
Lecturer: Mr Eddie Chng.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 52 hours - Combined Lectures and Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (40%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 13 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.