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MA1020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (30%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
MA1021

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 04-Feb-2021
Face to face teaching 27-Jan-2021 to 15-Feb-2021 (Classes will run every weekday, except public holidays, from 27 January until 15th February.)
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

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
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

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Online
  • 13 hours - Online Discussion
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 46
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 47
Census Date 12-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 52 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 15 hours workshops - 10 hours of workshops are optional and are held in lecture recess and study vacation.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 04-Feb-2021
Face to face teaching 27-Jan-2021 to 15-Feb-2021 (Classes will run every weekday, except public holidays, from 27 January until 15th February.)
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

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
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

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 24-Jun-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.