SIT199 - Applied Algebra and Statistics


2022 unit information

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

VCE Maths Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent highly recommended



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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour online classes per week, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.


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.

Hurdle requirement

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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