The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


Many relationships in the real world can be modelled via a function. The course MATH1002 introduces common functions used in the sciences, equips students with the tools of differential and integral calculus to analyse the properties of functions, and develops an understanding of the role of functions and calculus in real-world systems.

This course is suitable for students with a background in high-school algebra but who have not studied, or who have not succeeded in, the 2-Unit or higher mathematics courses at the HSC level.

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

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019
  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. demonstrate mathematical skills in algebra, differential calculus and integral calculus

2. demonstrate an understanding of how functions are used to specify relationships between variables.

3. demonstrate knowledge of the properties of the common mathematical functions of a single real variable

4. demonstrate an appreciation of the applicability of mathematical theory and skills


  1. Essential Algebra
  2. Real Valued Functions
  3. Differentiation
  4. Integration

Assumed knowledge

HSC General Mathematics, or MATH1001, or equivalent.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Mid-Semester In-Class Test

Formal Examination: Examination

Quiz: Class quiz

Contact hours



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