If you’re about to start a science degree, Mathematics for the Sciences – SSS008 is just what you need to brush up on essential mathematical skills.

This subject is particularly relevant if you’ve chosen to study a CSU degree in agricultural science, animal science, equine science or veterinary science. You will learn how to apply a broad range of mathematical concepts and be well prepared for Introductory Mathematics – MTH105.

This subject will review foundation skills in mathematics such as:

  • Calculator skills;
  • Unit conversions using the unit factor method;
  • Mathematical operations of using algebra;
  • Decimals;
  • Fractions;
  • Percentages;
  • Area;
  • Volume;
  • Trigonometry; and
  • Graphing Techniques.

For this subject you will complete 26 hours of self-paced online learning with support from your subject coordinator who will give you support and feedback as you build your skills and confidence in scientific mathematics.

Please note that there is a new Study Link subject that covers basic numeracy skills – ‘Basic Mathematics Skills’ (SSS027)

Subject availability
Session CRN Subject code Subject name Mode Campus/Location Term begins Application closing date Term ends
201915 289 SSS008 Mathematics for the Sciences Online Orange 29/10/2018 1/02/2019 3/05/2019
201945 201 SSS008 Mathematics for the Sciences Online Orange 18/02/2019 7/06/2019 16/08/2019
201975 288 SSS008 Mathematics for the Sciences Online Orange 24/06/2019 20/09/2019 20/12/2019

Please note: You can start any time to suit you between Term start date and the close of applications.

Study material: 26 hrs

Subject Coordinator: Nicolle Sachs

Nicolle Sachs

This subject will be useful if you're studying:

  • Agricultural and Wine Sciences
  • Allied Health and Pharmacy
  • Animal and Veterinary Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics

  • Medical Science and Dentistry
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Teaching and Education