Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course covers the parts of calculus and algebra which are fundamental to all of mathematics and its applications. In algebra, students learn concepts and symbolic manipulation when calculating with large numbers of variables. In calculus, they learn concepts used when working with continuously changing variables. Both ways of thinking are essential in the mathematics met by students in the Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. These concepts will be further explored in MATH1120.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2021

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate mathematical knowledge and skills in the areas of calculus, functions, vectors and complex numbers.

2. Demonstrate improved analytical ability as compared with level of such in prerequisite subject MATH1002, in particular skills at problem-solving.

3. Apply appropriate techniques of differentiation and integration to various real life problems in engineering, science and technology.


  1. Differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable
  2. Geometry of curves
  3. Complex numbers
  4. Vectors and their products


Students must have completed the specified previous studies to enrol in this course.

To enrol in this course, you must meet one of the following requirements

1. Passed MATH1002

2. Within two years before the commencement of the course, have achieved one of the following

- A Band 5 or better in the NSW HSC course Mathematics Advanced

- Completion of Extension 1 or Extension 2 Mathematics in the NSW HSC

- a pass in both FMTH001 and FMTH002 (NIC courses)

3. Within 12 months before the commencement of the course, take an invigilated sitting of the Mathematics Placement Test and achieved a mark of 10/20 or better

4. Within 12 months before the commencement of the course, have enrolled in either MATH1110 or MATH1210 but obtained an FF Grade

5. Immediately before the commencement of the course, have obtained approval from the Head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, on the grounds that you have equivalent qualifications. If you believe you have an equivalent qualification please email the details of your qualification to Science-MAPS-admin@newcastle.edu.au


i. Please note that only one attempt at this invigilated quiz is permitted per calendar year, information about the Mathematics Placement test can be found on Ask UON

ii. If you intend to sit the Mathematics Placement Test it might be beneficial to take a mathematics bridging course, information about bridging courses can be found on Ask UON

iii. Information about the content of HSC Mathematics subjects can be found from the NSW Education Standards website.

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Examination

Quiz: Quizzes

In Term Test: Mid Semester Test

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend a minimum of 80% of workshops to meet course requirements.

Contact hours

BCA Singapore


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


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks



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


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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