SIT396 - Complex Analysis


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Two of: SIT291, SIT292 or SIT294



Incompatible with:


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

1 x 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour online class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour online workshop per week.


The unit builds on the techniques of applied mathematics developed in level 2 mathematics units and prepares students for continued studies in applied mathematics and investigations of advanced modelling approaches. It explores theory and applications of complex number analysis. The topics covered include complex algebra and functions, analyticity, contour integration, Taylor and Laurent series, Cauchy’s integral formula, classification of singularities, conformal mappings and residue theory, as well as applications of residue theory to the evaluation of real integrals.  Complex Analysis provides us with a tool to solve hard definite integrals, and has extensive applications in science (in particular physics), and engineering (e.g., electrical engineering).

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 40% of the total marks allocated for the end-of-unit assessment.

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