Courses & Units

Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1 KMA155



It is recommended that students without the programming skills to the equivalent of ITC315108 complete either KIT001 or KIT101


The aim of the unit is to introduce some basic ideas of discrete mathematics, which is to say, roughly, mathematics not based on calculus or limits. This material is pertinent to later mathematics courses such as those in algebra and also to the science and technology specific to the computer age. Topics such as sets, logic, number theory, counting, matrices and modelling are discussed with many examples, and with emphasis on applications using Python.

This provides a treatment of discrete mathematics for students planning to study such areas of advanced mathematics as Algebra, Number Theory, Operations Research and Statistics, as well as students taking a first course in Computer Science. Skills developed are also useful for careers in Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching.


Unit name Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1
Unit code KMA155
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Information & Communication Technology|Mathematics

Malgorzata O’Reilly

Teaching staff

Malgorzata O’Reilly

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 010199

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(MTG315115 General Mathematics or higher) or (KMA002 or KMA003)


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KIT103


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1 hour lectures, 1x1hr tutorial, 1x1hr lab


Assignments (40%), three tests duration 45min. each (60%)

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