Engineering Mathematics Foundations

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Mathematics Foundations

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    16 AS credits NCEA Level 3 Mathematics (or equivalent) or MATH 132;

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to the range of mathematical techniques employed by engineers, including functions and calculus, linear algebra and vector geometry, probability and statistics. There is an emphasis on applications and modelling.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Read, interpret and manipulate mathematical expressions and equations in a variety of contexts.
    2. Apply mathematical concepts and techniques to analyse engineering systems and solve engineering problems.
    3. Demonstrate mastery of a range of fundamental mathematical techniques.
    4. Creatively and collaboratively combine skills and knowledge from mathematics, physics, computing and engineering to model an engineering problem.

    Lab Exercises 20%
    Assignments 10%
    Two Tests 20% (10% each)
    Final Exam 50%

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