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MA1020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 03
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
Coord/Lect: Mr Patrick Higgins.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
    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
    Coord/Lect: Dr Darcy Mullamphy.
    Contact hours:
    • 60 hours - 4 hours contact per day
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

      Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 64 hours - 4 hours contact per day
        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
        Coord/Lect: Mr Patrick Higgins.
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures - Online
        • 13 hours - Online Discussion
          Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
          Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); (50%).

          Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
          Census Date 28-Mar-2019
          Coord/Lect: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
          Contact hours:
          • 52 hours lectures
          • 13 hours tutorials
          • 15 hours workshops/Seminars - 10 hours of workshops are optional and are held in lecture recess and study vacation.
            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.
            Contact hours:
            • 105 hours - 7 hours contact per day
              Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

              JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
              Census Date 11-Apr-2019
              Coordinator: Mr Patrick Higgins
              Contact hours:
              • 52 hours - Combined Lectures and Practicals
                Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (40%).

                JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
                Census Date 11-Apr-2019
                Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
                Lecturer: Mr Brett Vance.
                Contact hours:
                • 39 hours lectures
                • 13 hours practicals
                  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.