SIT190 - Introductory Mathematical Methods

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Michelle Cyganowski


Students who have successfully completed VCE Maths Methods 3 and 4 and/or Specialist Maths 3 and 4 are not normally eligible to enrol in this unit.



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Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


This unit does not satisfy the mathematics requirements for engineering courses.


 SIT190 aims to develop student understanding of the fundamental functions of applied mathematics, and to introduce calculus to students who have not previously studied it in secondary school. It is designed to prepare students from a number of different disciplines for learning tertiary level mathematics. Students will explore the algebra of polynomials, exponentials, logarithms and trigonometric functions and learn rules for differentiating and integrating these functions. Applications studied include graph sketching, maximisation and minimisation problems, areas and kinematics.


Examination 60%, three problem solving tasks (10%, 15%, 15%) 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the examination.

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