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COURSE INFORMATION

DATES AVAILABLE

6 weeks over summer break

CONTACT HOURS

100 hours - In addition, students will be expected to spend at least another 60 hours outside of class reflecting on the content.

MODE

On campus

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

SACE Stage 1 Mathematics, at least 20 credits, C grade or higher

FEES

$350.00

 

LOCATION

Mawson Lakes Campus,

Mawson Lakes Blvd

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Course overview

UniSA has a Mathematics Short Course to allow students to obtain the required prerequisite before commencing their studies at UniSA.

The course may be used to obtain the prerequisite for a variety of degrees including engineering, maths and science programs.

 

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Why the Mathematics Short Course?

Access highly qualified maths tutors who will work with you in small groups to get you ready for your studies at UniSA.

How to apply

Process for Bachelor of Engineering

  • Step 1 -  Apply for Bachelor of Engineering through SATAC, and include a lower preference for the Associate Degree in Engineering if you wish to consider that pathway.
  • Step 2 - Division Academic Services will contact you with offer to undertake the Maths Short Course if you meet the pre-requisite.
  • Step 3 - Complete Mathematics Short Course over the summer.
  • Step 4 - Upon successful completion of the summer course, an offer to the Bachelor degree will be made through SATAC.
  • Step 5 - If successful, commence in the Bachelor program from SP2.*
  • Step 6 - If unsuccessful, offer will be made to the Associate Degree in Engineering, as a pathway to the Bachelor degree.

Process for Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Science

  • Step 1 - Apply for Bachelor of Mathematics and/or Bachelor of Science through SATAC.
  • Step 2 - Division Academic Services will contact you with offer to undertake the Maths Short Course if you meet the pre-requisite.
  • Step 3 - Complete Mathematics Short Course over the summer.
  • Step 4 - Upon successful completion of the summer course, an offer to the Bachelor degree will be made through SATAC.
  • Step 5 - If successful, commence in the Bachelor program from SP2.*

*Commencement in the Bachelor program is subject to successful fulfilment of other admission requirements. Check individual program details for more information.

 

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Course content

The Mathematics Short Course will be a revision of: algebraic functions and their graphs; trigonometric functions, properties and identities; elementary matrices and linear algebra.

Followed by an introduction to: differential calculus, integral calculus, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

Assessment

The course is by continuous assessment (Graded). There are:

  • Five weekly exercise assessments
  • A mid-term test
  • Final test

These tests will be supervised and conducted during class time. 

 

How to apply

Looking to study engineering, maths or science but don't have the prerequisite maths qualification? This short course has got you covered. 

Apply now

What others are saying

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Additional information

Cancellation policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.

Mawson Lakes Campus

Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes