SSS075 Maths Skills 3 - Advanced B (2)

Maths Skills 3 - Advanced is taught as two sequential modules A and B, each 14 hours long.
Maths Skills 3 - Advanced A and B are advanced subjects that prepare students for the commencement of undergraduate study in those courses that require a strong knowledge of mathematics.
It is designed for those students who studied the equivalent of Advanced Mathematics (formerly known as 2 Unit Mathematics) at HSC or Mathematical Methods at VCE within the last 10 years, and need a refresher. It covers number systems, advanced algebra, functions and graphs, trigonometry and differential and integral calculus with applications. The subjects are recommended for students planning to study courses such as Engineering and Computer Science or a course majoring in Mathematics. It is designed as two x 14 hour modules.
Maths Skills 3 - Advanced B focuses on simple plane geometry, differentiation, simple curve sketching, integration and solving complex word problems that involve the setting up and solving of equations.


Term 1 (75)
Orange Campus
Term 2 (15)
Orange Campus
Term 3 (45)
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS075. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Division of Student Services

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to plot and interpret graphs;
  • 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 simple functions; and
  • be able to apply problem solving skills to practical problems involving mathematics.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Simple plane geometry
  • Differentiation: definition; product, quotient, chain rules, derivatives of polynomials, common functions, exponential and log functions
  • Simple curve sketching: how to find maxima, minima and intercepts
  • Integration: definition, integrating simple polynomial functions
  • Solve complex word problems that involve the setting up and solving of equations.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS075 in Term 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).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment item 1 - quiz
Assessment item 2 - quiz

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.