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Undergraduate | MUR-MAS164 | 2024

Fundamentals of Mathematics

Previously MUR-MAS110

Course information for 2024 intake

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Get up to speed with the base level of maths you’ll need for coding. Build or refresh your working knowledge of maths, covering algebra, trigonometry, derivatives, and more. You’ll be able to solve mathematical problems and progress to advanced courses.

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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
27 May 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Fundamentals of Mathematics

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. acquire an understanding of basic concepts in relation to algebra, matrices, inequalities and functions.
    2. solve systems of linear equations using a variety of methods.
    3. use trigonometric relationships to model periodic behaviour, and exponential and logarithmic functions to model growth and decay.
    4. determine derivatives from first principles and using derivative rules, calculate integrals of simple functions.
    5. determine asymptotes and limits of functions, and use derivatives to identify critical points of a function.
    6. identify suitable methods to solve a given mathematical problem, and communicate the problem, the method and the solution in clear terms.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-MAS110 (Not currently available)


Mathematics up to year 10 in Australian high schools provides sufficient background. UniSA's subject, MATH1077 Essential Mathematics 2: Calculus, is considered as an equivalent of this subject.
Students who have achieved a final scaled score of 55% or more in ATAR Mathematics Specialist, WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or TEE Calculus may not enrol in this unit.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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