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MA1020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • other exams (40%)
  • assignments (10%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MA1021

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
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 lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Face to face teaching 28-Jan-2020 to 17-Feb-2020
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 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy, Mr Patrick Higgins
Lecturers: Dr Darcy Mullamphy, Mr Patrick Higgins.
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 26-Mar-2020
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 lectures - Online
  • 13 hours - Online Discussion
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 46
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 47
Census Date 30-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 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 and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Face to face teaching 28-Jan-2020 to 17-Feb-2020
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 09-Apr-2020
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 09-Apr-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks
Lecturer: Mr Brett Vance.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Coordinator: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks
Lecturer: Mr Brett Vance.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 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.