Courses & Units

Calculus of Several Variables JEE235



This unit builds on foundations laid in first year core units Mathematics I and II giving extensive treatment of some of the more advanced areas of mathematics that have applications in engineering, particularly as tools for computer-based modelling, analysis and design related to heat and fluid flow. The unit aims to present students with methods for translating real engineering problems into mathematical form and guide them in developing mathematical techniques for the solution of such problems.

The unit is split into two sections: section one will cover solving ordinary & partial differential equations using methods such as Laplace transforms, Fourier series, and the method of separation of variables; section two will cover differential and integral vector calculus methods.


Unit name Calculus of Several Variables
Unit code JEE235
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

A/Prof Irene Penesis

Teaching staff

Dr Jean-Roch Nader

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Model engineering systems using differential equation methods, such as Laplace transforms.

ILO 2 Derive the differential equations governing physical or modelling problems, solve these equations by methods of practical importance and interpret the results.

ILO 3 Use Fourier series as a tool in solving problems that involve ordinary and partial differential equations.

ILO 4 Calculate line integrals and surface integrals and consider some of their basic engineering applications in solid mechanics, fluid flow and heat problems.

ILO 5 Use corresponding formulae of Green, Gauss and Stokes in engineering applications, as well as in theoretical problems, such as potential theory.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 010101

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Teaching Pattern

3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly.


Exam 70%, Tutorials 10%, Assignment 10%, Class test 10%

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