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Essential Mathematics (FDN020)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description FDN020 Essential Mathematics is designed for students who require a general mathematics background suitable for studies in Business, Health Sciences and Computing/IT/Engineering courses. It includes basic arithmetic, statistics, algebra, functions and their graphs, optimisation, sequences, series, growth and decay. This unit will enable students to work towards developing communication numeracy and literacy skills in each session to be able to present their knowledge and views to different audiences using a variety of different mediums.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. Develop an understanding of algebraic techniques and numerical systems necessary for further studies in Engineering, Computing and Financial Studies;
2. Apply algebraic and graphing skills to represent the relationships between changing quantities;
3. Use mathematical concepts and techniques in solving problems in real life situations.
4. Use concepts and apply techniques, aided by appropriate technology, to organise information and interpret practical situations.

This unit provides the opportunity for you to achieve the following:
Develop communication numeracy and literacy skills in each session to be able to present knowledge and views to different audiences using a variety of different mediums.
Timetabled Learning Activities Formal Classes: 4 hours
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Prerequisites Nil
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Murdoch University Extended Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Murdoch University Foundation Program [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Nathan Tozer
TNE Liaison Support Officer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6877
e: N.Tozer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.3.006A - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Sam Millar
Manager Access Programs

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2394
e: S.Millar@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.014 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus

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