Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
** Semester 3 (Summer) offered Hobart (and by distance), Cradle Coast and Launceston Campus.
** Semester 2 offered Hobart (face to face lectures) and by video-conference to Launceston and Cradle Coast Campus.
** Subject to sufficient numbers
To enrol in this unit, please compete the online form at: http://www.utas.edu.au/foundation-units
The subject is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures and tutorials.
Mathematics Foundation Unit aims to cover pre-tertiary mathematics required for students who are planning to study science, engineering, computing or commerce at tertiary level. A brief look at basic concepts of numbers and algebra leads to the study of functions in general, specifically looking at polynomial, power, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic equations, functions and models. The concepts of the derivatives and rules of differentiation are discussed, emphasising the importance of understanding the material conceptually and graphically. Finally, integral calculus and applications brings this unit to a close.
There are no entrance pre-requisites to study the Mathematics Foundation Unit; however proficiency in year 10 mathematics is strongly advised. Students who lack algebra proficiency are advised to complete KMA002 Applied Mathematics Foundation prior to attempting KMA003.
Students who successfully complete the unit will be eligible for enrolment in any mathematics units taught at the University with MTM415117 Mathematics Methods as a prerequisite.
This unit is free for Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents who are not required to pay any fees to the University or to contribute towards the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS).
|Unit name||Mathematics Foundation Unit|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Jan A||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Jan A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||5 Week Session Jan A||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Jan A||4/1/2021||18/1/2021||24/1/2021||11/2/2021|
* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Semester 3 (Summer)
Weekly assignments (40%)
1 x 2-hr exam (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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