Available in 2021
Course code



10 units



Course handbook


This course aims to develop the trigonometric and calculus skills necessary for entry to an undergraduate science or mathematics degree and covers the topics of trigonometry, and differential and integral calculus, with some applications in the physical sciences.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify and use trigonometric skills sufficient for the understanding and practice of calculus.

2. Use differentiation theory and skills to solve real-world problems.

3. Use integration theory and skills to solve real-world problems.

4. Communicate mathematics in oral and written forms.

5. Determine the correct use of mathematical notation.

6. Formulate and solve real world problems in the language of mathematics.


The course covers:

  1. trigonometry: sine and cosine rules, graphing trig functions, trig identities.
  2. differentiation: definition, derivatives of standard functions, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, optimisation and other applications.
  3. integration: definition, integration by antidifferentiation, integration by substitution, exponential growth and decay, and other applications.


You cannot enrol in this course if you are currently enrolled in or have successfully completed EPMATH125, EPMATH134, EPMATH135, EPMATH234, EPMATH235, EPMATH302, EPMATH303 or EPMATH309.

To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed EPMATH153.

To enrol in this course you must be active in one of the programs:

Open Foundation [10719]

Open Foundation - Online [10720]

Newstep (OUR) [10885]

Open Foundation [CC] [10919]

Open Foundation (Intens) [CC] [11015]

Open Foundation (Intensive) [11016]

Yapug [11195]

Open Foundation [40216]

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Calculus Assignment

Written Assignment: Weekly Assignments

Quiz: Weekly Quizzes

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 11 Weeks



Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Via Blackboard Collaborate


Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Face2Face Day x 2

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