Not currently offered
Course code



20 units



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.




      Learning outcomes

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

      1. Explain and apply number theory, algebra, functions, graphing and exponential and logarithmic theory.

      2. Solve mathematical problems using critical reasoning and problem solving skills.

      3. Apply probability theory to solve specific problems.

      4. Present data and conduct analysis of statistics at a basic level.


      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


      You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed or are enrolled in EPMATH134, EPMATH135, EPMATH153, EPMATH234, EPMATH235, EPMATH253, EPMATH303 or EPMATH309.

      This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program. [10719], [10720], [10919], [11015], [11016], [11195, [40216]

      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

      The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.