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MA1020 - Preparatory Mathematics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
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

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
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, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 03-Feb-2011
Face to face teaching 24-Jan-2011 to 14-Feb-2011
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, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 07-Jul-2011
Face to face teaching 27-Jun-2011 to 18-Jul-2011
Coord/Lect: Mr Patrick Higgins.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 60%); other exams (10% - 30%); quizzes or tests (10% - 20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: David Godwin.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 3
Census Date 03-Feb-2011
Face to face teaching 24-Jan-2011 to 14-Feb-2011
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
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, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 14-Apr-2011
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, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 11-Aug-2011
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, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 08-Dec-2011
Coordinator: Dr Darcy Mullamphy
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (40%); assignments (10%).

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.