Available in 2021
Course code



10 units



Course handbook


EPMATH127 Applied Mathematics is a calculator based mathematics course for those who have demonstrated competence in the basic skills of numeracy, arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, algebra, equation solving and units of measurement. The course further develops the skills in mathematics and their application to the real world. The content includes trigonometry, financial mathematics, proportionality, linear functions, graphing, logarithms, probability and an introduction to statistics.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. use mathematical concepts, skills and techniques accurately

2. apply sound reasoning and to use a variety of strategies to solve mathematical problems, analyse statistics and solve problems using the basic principles of probability

3. understand the application of basic mathematical and statistical concepts and the principles of probability in the real world

4. understand basic skills of mathematics, statistics and probability and their application, relevant to undergraduate study requiring these abilities


This course covers:

  1. Trigonometry.
  2. Ratio and Scale Measurement.
  3. Proportionality.
  4. Linear Functions.
  5. Logarithms - application to solution of exponential equations (including compound interest).
  6. Basic probability - Venn Diagrams, tree diagrams, ordered and unordered arrangements.
  7. Statistics: Measures of central tendency and dispersion.
  8. Correlation and linear regression.
  9. Normal distribution; Z-Scores.


You can only enrol in this course if you active in the Newstep Program. You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed or are enrolled in EPMATH125.

Assessment items

Quiz: Weekly Quizzes

In Term Test: Midsemester

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


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

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