This subject is designed for students who enter university without a strong background in mathematics and who are planning to enrol in subjects requiring basic numeracy skills such as science, finance, teaching, computing and information technology. The subject reinforces calculation skills, basic algebra, working with formulae and applications of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Session 1 (30)

On Campus

Albury-Wodonga Campus

Bathurst Campus

Wagga Wagga Campus

Online

Bathurst Campus

Session 3 (90)

Online

Wagga Wagga Campus

HD/FL

One session

School of Computing and Mathematics

Students who have completed MTH101 may not enrol in MTH105.

Mathematics to at least the level of secondary Standard Mathematics.

MTH101 MTH101 is a more advanced mathematics subjects than MTH105. MTH105 is used (among other things) to prepare students for MTH101

- be able to carry out calculations and use algebra accurately;
- be able to plot and interpret graphs;
- be able to use exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions in applications;
- be able to calculate the sums of arithmetic and geometric series and use them in simple financial calculations;
- be able to use vectors in scientific applications;
- be able to use the basic rules of differentiation and calculate derivatives of elementary functions;
- be able to use the basic rules of integration and calculate integrals of polynomial functions; and
- be able to interpret and write about applications of mathematics in their field of study.

- Use of calculator, significant figures, scientific notation
- Algebra
- Geometry, measurement, the SI system of units
- Graphs and functions
- Arithmetic and geometric series
- Logarithms and exponential functions
- Exponential growth and decay
- Trigonometry and vectors
- Calculus of elementary functions

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MTH105 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

1

Assignment 1 - calculations, algebra & measurement

10

1

Test - basic maths skills

0

2

Assignment 2 - graphs, logs, exponentials & series

15

3

Assignment 3 - trigonometry, vectors & calculus

15

5

Final exam

60

*The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.*