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TPP7183 Mathematics Tertiary Preparation 3

Semester 1, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Nicolas Jourdan


Pre-requisite: TPP7182


Students who intend to enrol in a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Spatial Science or Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology, will be required to complete this course. This preparatory mathematics course is designed to provide students with the basic mathematical competencies for these tertiary studies.

Using the concepts of self-paced instruction and mastery learning, the course guides students through a carefully sequenced series of topics which will provide the foundation for understanding the mathematics that will be encountered in their tertiary study. The self-paced structure of the course allows students to work through the material at a pace suitable to their needs, permitting them to work quickly through familiar material, as well as allowing the opportunity to seek additional assistance in areas of uncertainty. The mastery approach will ensure that they successfully achieve the objectives of each topic before progressing to the next topic, which will build further on the earlier material.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the application of higher order thinking skills necessary for the successful learning of mathematics at a higher level;
  2. Demonstrate ability to interpret and solve complex mathematical problems within the topics of this course;
  3. Demonstrate improved problem solving skills in mathematics using technology;
  4. Demonstrate ability to think independently in relating mathematical perspectives to the real world;
  5. Effectively communicate solutions to a range of problems.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Managing mathematics 1.00
2. Revision 2.00
3. Functions and relations 19.00
4. Trigonometric functions 15.00
5. Analytical geometry - Representing points and curves 25.00
6. Describing change - An introduction to differential calculus 23.00
7. Total change - An introduction to integral calculus 15.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Problem Solving 1 No 10 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments Written Problem Solving 2 No 20 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments Written Problem Solving 3 No 20 1,2,3,4,5
Examinations Non-invigilated Time limited online examinatn No 50 2,4
Date printed 27 June 2022