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MAT1236 Calculus 1
Credit Points: 15
MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics , or
TEE Calculus

This unit covers differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable and introduces students to sequences and series, first order differential equations, and complex arithmetic.


Although students with WACE MAT3C/3D will be given the option to enroll directly into MAT1236 Calculus 1 they need to be aware that they will not have all of the assumed knowledge if they have not done MAS3C/3D. These students are encouraged to attend an intense bridging course offered in the week prior to the start of each semester to cover this content gap. Students who are not mathematically strong (e.g. <70%+ in MAT3C/3D) or who struggle in the bridging course are encouraged to enroll in MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics before progressing to MAT1236 in a later semester.

Full Unit Outline

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K99Bachelor of Aviation
K53Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
E66Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)
K03Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Bachelor of Computer Science
K54Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power)
G98Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications)
G93Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation Control and Automation)
K52Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
G69Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)
K06Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)
K98Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Business
K61Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Laws
Y16Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science
K94Bachelor of Engineering Science
G60Bachelor of Science (Applied and Analytical Chemistry)
U78Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems)
G68Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)
MIAAEDEngineering Mathematics Minor
MAAAEEMathematics Major
SMAAAJMathematics 10 Unit Supporting Major
SMSCIPPhysical Sciences 10 Unit Supporting Major
MAAAEFPhysics Major
MIAAEGStatistics Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011