Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Quantitative methods are used in many areas of science and business.

Using an exploratory and investigative approach, the course MATH1001 introduces and develops those areas of arithmetic, basic algebra and elementary coordinate geometry necessary for an understanding and use of basic quantitative methods.

This course is suitable for those students who have not studied, or who have not succeeded in, mathematics courses at the HSC level.

Students cannot count MATH1001 for credit if they have previously passed MATH1002, MATH1100, MATH1110 or MATH1210.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021


  • Semester 2 - 2021
  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Explain and work with the concepts from basic algebra and coordinate geometry,

2. Use mathematical software to support mathematical work,

3. Use mathematical processes to investigate phenomena in the world.


  1. Basic Algebra

  2. Elementary Coordinate Geometry

  3. An Introduction to Applying Mathematics

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Algebra Write-Up

Written Assignment: Coordinate Geometry Write-Up

Written Assignment: Applying Mathematics Write-Up

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

These contact hours are for delivery of the course in a semester term. For a summer/winter term the lectures may be delivered as face to face compressed in to the shorter term or blended with online lectures combined with face to face to face workshops.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 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.