Aviation Mathematics

MTH10008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20


A study score of at least 20 in VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods, or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge:
VCE Mathematical Methods 

Aims and objectives

To meet the mathematical and statistical needs of aviation students who are undertaking either the Bachelor of Aviation or Bachelor of Aviation (Management) degree and may also be undertaking a concurrent Bachelor of Business degree.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify vector quantities and carry out operations on vectors, using them in applied aviation settings such as relative velocity, ground, wind and airspeeds and heading.
2. Express complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms, performing standard operations with these forms in algebraic and graphical representations.
3. Use tables of derivatives and integrals for simple functions and identify and use appropriate techniques to differentiate and integrate more complicated functions, applying the rules of differentiation and integration to classify stationary points, and compute areas
4. Solve basic differential equations and apply them to physical problems.
5. Apply and interpret basic concepts of probability
6. Interpret relationships between variables using descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, using key terms appropriately
7. Identify, formulate and solve problems in financial mathematics