SIT291 - Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling


2021 unit information

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




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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

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


SIT291 focuses on the concepts of differentiation and integration for the multi variable functions. Students will learn various techniques for solving constrained and unconstrained multivariate optimization problems as well as second order ordinary differential equations. Students will explore the applications of these mathematical techniques to the modelling of motion in space, optimization in business and economics, various forces in physics, periodic processes in mechanics, electric circuits and biology.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to pass this unit, students must obtain at least 40% in the total mark allocated for the examination.

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