Mathematical Studies 1


Prepares students for undergraduate courses requiring a basic level of mathematics. The course covers the topics of numeration, arithmetic and calculation, basic algebra, equations, measurement and descriptive statistics. The depth of treatment is similar to HSC General Mathematics course.


Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015


  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of some basic skills of mathematics and statistics.

2. Develop an appreciation of the concepts of mathematics and statistics as relevant, useful and transferable for those courses requiring a non-rigorous level of mathematics.


The course covers:

  1. Basic history of numeration, place value and arithmetic.
  2. Order of operations, directed numbers, fractions, decimals, percentage calculations.
  3. Basic algebra: simplification, expansion, substitution.
  4. Equation solving: transposition of formulae, simultaneous equations.
  5. Scientific notation, units of measurement, prefixes, unit conversions.
  6. Measures of central tendency and dispersion.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EPMATH126.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quizzes #1-9

In Term Test: Class Test #1

In Term Test: Class Test #2

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks