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Area/Catalogue
MATH 2024

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101194

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To prepare students in areas of written and oral technical communication in the Mathematical Sciences.

Course content

Topics include: Mathematical writing, English usage, writing a paper, writing a talk, giving a talk, preparing a poster, the use of the document preparation software LaTeX, finding resources in the mathematics literature, client-consultant communication, mathematics and Indigenous culture (ICUP), operational and technical aspects of project management, the use of web-based mathematical resources.

Textbook(s)

Nicholas J Higham 1998, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, 2nd edition, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment 500 word equivalent 10% N/A
Assignment 500 word equivalent 10% N/A
Assignment 500 word equivalent 10% N/A
Assignment 500 word equivalent 10% N/A
Project 2000 words equivalent 50% 2 x 10 minute oral presentations
Assignment 500 word equivalent 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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