SIT199 - Applied Algebra and Statistics


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

VCE Maths Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent highly recommended

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SITM199
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour online lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour practical experience (workshop) per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 x 1 hour online lectures per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online practical experience (workshop) per week.


This unit includes: the algebra of complex numbers, matrices, probability, and the major discrete and continuous probability distributions. The relationship algebraic and transcendental functions and complex numbers are emphasised and applied to electrical networks. Solutions to systems of linear equations using matrices and determinants, and fundamental concepts vectors are considered. The statistics techniques and examples studied are relevant to the sciences in general, and engineering in particular.

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