Mathematical Studies 2


Prepares students for degrees requiring a basic level of mathematics. The content includes further statistics, the normal distribution, statistical measures; functions and graphs, ratio and proportion; financial mathematics; logarithms and exponentials, elementary probability. The depth of treatment is similar to HSC General Mathematics course.


Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015


  • Semester 2 - 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.


  1. Simple Interest and Ratio.
  2. Proportionality.
  3. Linear Functions.
  4. Functions and graphs - quadratic, cubic, reciprocal and exponential (application to compound interest and depreciation).
  5. Variation - direct and inverse.
  6. Logarithms - application to solution of exponential equations
  7. Basic probability - Venn Diagrams, tree diagrams, ordered and unordered arrangements.
  8. Measures of dispersion: interquartile range, standard deviation, box plots.
  9. Correlation and linear regression.
  10. Normal distribution; Z-Scores.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EPMATH127.

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

Drop-in Maths clinics may be offered to EPMATH125/EPMATH127 students.