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SIT194 - Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

David Tay





Incompatible with: SQP122, SIT193
Contact hours:

Campus: 4 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.

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


Assumed knowledge: VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent, or SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods. 


This unit includes: functions and limits; derivatives and integrals of combinations of polynomials, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; sequences, series tests and power series; vectors, lines and planes; first order differential equations. Applications studied include approximations to solutions of equations and integrals and formulation of models to solve science and engineering problems.


Examination 60%, problem solving tasks (2 x 10% each) 20%, problem solving tasks (presentation) (2 x 10% each) 20%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination.

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