The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


This course is an intermediate level mathematics course which will cover the introductory concepts as in Introductory Mathematics as well as further skills in algebra and further practice in problem-solving. The course content includes skills in numeracy, algebra, linear function, graphing, probability and statistics and also covers non-linear functions, exponential and logarithmic theory and further probability and statistics including binomial theorem and correlation and regression. The course aims to provide a sound foundation in a wide range of mathematical concepts and skills and in their application to problem solving.

Recommended for degrees in Business, Commerce, Information Technology and the Sciences, including the Health Sciences, Behavioural Sciences and Social Sciences.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2019


  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Obtain a background in algebra, functions and graphs, descriptive statistics and probability, and exponential and logarithmic theory.

2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the subject area suitable for the commencement of undergraduate study in the degrees of Business, Commerce, Economics, Information Technology, Science, and degrees in the Health Sciences.


The course covers:

  1. Number theory
  2. Basic algebra: simplifying algebraic expressions; solving equations; using formulae.
  3. Exponential and Logarithmic Theory
  4. Graphing: linear and non-linear functions
  5. Probability: sets; counting techniques; probability distributions; tree diagrams; permutations and combinations; binomial theorem.
  6. Statistics: summation notation; graphical presentation of data; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion.
  7. Correlation and Regression


To enrol in this course you must be active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program. You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed or are enrolled in EPMATH303 or EPMATH309.

Assessment items

Quiz: Quizzes

In Term Test: Class Test

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks


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