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FS0200 - Introduction to Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Mathematics is a discipline of science that is important to many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences such as economics and psychology. It is important for students seeking a university degree in any of the fields mentioned above to have a good foundation in this subject. This subject is designed to provide students with basic mathematical knowledge and skills that will equip them for their university level studies. This subject discusses the concepts on basic arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry, and coordinates geometry.

Learning Outcomes

  • compute HCF, LCM, Prime factorization;
  • applying the fundamental knowledge of algebra to compute factorization, substitution and transposition of both linear and non-linear equations;
  • analyse functions, graphs and linear relations, compute Matrix Algebra operations and apply the knowledge to solve the practical multi-variables problems;
  • apply basic trigonometry and geometry principles to solve problems;
  • illustrate the property of function by curve sketching;
  • apply learnt concepts to solve practical problems.
Prerequisites: 5.5 IELTS Equivalence

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Wee Khng Low.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); test 1 (25%); test 2 (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Wee Khng Low.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); test 1 (25%); test 2 (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Wee Khng Low.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); test 1 (25%); test 2 (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.