Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures and practice classes.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Summer semester: 6 x 1 hours lectures per week, 2 x one hour practice classes per week. Semester 1 and 2: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 1 x one hour practice class per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Plus one of
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Enrolment in the Master of Engineering.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students may only gain credit for one of
Students who have completed MAST20009 Vector Calculus may not enrol in MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics for credit.
Concurrent enrolment in both MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics and MAST20009 Vector Calculus is not permitted.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject introduces important mathematical methods required in engineering such as manipulating vector differential operators, computing multiple integrals and using integral theorems. A range of ordinary and partial differential equations are solved by a variety of methods and their solution behaviour is interpreted. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence.
Topics include: Vector calculus, including Gauss’ and Stokes’ Theorems; sequences and series; Fourier series, Laplace transforms; systems of homogeneous ordinary differential equations, including phase plane and linearization for nonlinear systems; second order partial differential equations and separation of variables.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to
Two or three written assignments due at regular intervals during semester amounting to a total of up to 40 pages (15%), a 45 minute written test held mid-semester (10%), and a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (75%).
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
E Kreysig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 10th Edition, Wiley, USA 2011.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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In addition to learning specific mathematical skills, students will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any career path. These include:
Students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only) will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Note for BSc (new degree) students: This subject is intended only for students pursuing an Engineering Systems major, who do not wish to take any further study in Mathematics and Statistics or Physics. Other students, including those wanting to supplement their Engineering Systems major with further study in Mathematics and Statistics or Physics, should seek advice.
Students undertaking this subject are required to regularly use computers with MATLAB installed.
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