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MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in MAT1100 if ENM1500 or MAT2100 or MAT1102 or ENM1600 or ENM2600 has been previously completed


Students entering tertiary studies in science and other disciplines require mathematical skills in a wide range of areas, and experience in applying these skills to problem solving in a range of contexts. Assuming that students have basic competencies, this course further explores and develops skills relating to a range of mathematical concepts that are needed in tertiary programs in science. It establishes strong mathematical foundations for computation and modelling. Mathematical applications are explored within a range of contexts.

Assuming current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Year 11 Mathematics B (or Mathematical Methods or equivalent), this course strengthens and further develops algebra, functions, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and graphing competencies, and introduces matrices, vectors and calculus. Emphasis is placed on developing strong foundation mathematical skills in these areas for use in tertiary studies, and on exploring and applying these skills to a range of contexts.

Students without this level should take MAT1000 prior to doing this course. Students contemplating enrolment in MAT1100 who are not familiar with the content of at least Queensland Year 11 Maths B or Queensland Year 11 Mathematical Methods, or Queensland Year 12 General Mathematics or their equivalents (e.g., TPP7182 Mathematics Tertiary Preparation 2) should contact the examiner before enrolling. In your e-mail, please state your course of study and your mathematics background.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023