The University of Newcastle, Australia

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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Trigonometric skills sufficient for the understanding and practice of calculus.

2. An understanding of differentiation, both in theory and practice, and the ability to apply it to real-world problems.

3. An understanding of integration, both in theory and practice, and the ability to apply it to real-world problems.

4. The ability to communicate mathematics, orally and in writing.

5. An understanding and correct use of mathematical notation.

6. The formulation of real-world problems in the language of mathematics, and the ability to solve them.


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.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed EPMATH153 and be active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

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