Courses & Units

Bridging Maths XAB090


Bridging Maths explores essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics. This unit is designed to help you to improve your maths skills, build self-confidence, develop logical thinking skills, and encourage good study habits to support independent study. You will have the opportunity to practice fundamental skills before applying your knowledge to solve problems. This unit can help you prepare for further study in business and science related courses and is recommended as a starting point for students who have not studied pre-tertiary mathematics in years 11 & 12.

Topics covered include: order of operations, basic algebra, linear/quadratic/exponential equations, graphical methods and modelling, indices and logarithms, sequences and series, trigonometry, and basic statistics


Unit name Bridging Maths
Unit code XAB090
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Mrs Jane Stratton
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use conventional mathematical notation and terminology to communicate fundamental algebraic techniques.
  • Demonstrate mathematical fluency and proficiency through diverse skills practice.
  • Apply appropriate mathematical techniques to interpret equations, tables, graphs, and solve word-based problems in a range of contexts.
  • Independently select and carry out relevant mathematical procedures.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,402.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 1 hour online tutorial per week; 2 hour online workshop per week.

Off Campus students are encouraged to participate in live online teaching activities.

AssessmentAT2: Skills Check Quizzes (10%)|AT4: Final Exam (40%)|AT1: Study Skills (20%)|AT3: Written Assignments (30%)
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