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MA1020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of 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. Linear algebra: simultaneous equations, introduction to matrices. Introduction to calculus with applications: graphical interpretation and simple rules.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop sufficient basic mathematical skills for application to quantitatively-based University level subjects.
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Combinations:
MA1021

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Cairns, Study Period 3, Block
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Face to face teaching 23-Jan-2012 to 13-Feb-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward
Lecturer: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Darcy Mullamphy.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 3, Block
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Face to face teaching 23-Jan-2012 to 13-Feb-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 25-Jun-2012 to 16-Jul-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 60%); other exams (10% - 30%); quizzes or tests (10% - 20%).

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