Engineering Mathematics 3A

MTH20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit is no longer offered from 2016. This unit will be replaced with code MTH20007
This unit aims to provide you with a coherent and balanced account of major mathematical and statistical techniques and concepts that form the basis of many engineering analysis tools. It will also introduce you to the relevant computer software that will support your engineering studies.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Appreciate conceptual aspects of Fourier series expansions of periodic and periodically extended functions and apply the technique in practice. (K2, S1)
2. Demonstrate a good understanding of the Laplace transform and use it for solving linear differential equations describing motion and forces. (K2, S1)
3. Use the representation of random variables through the distribution and density functions. (K2, S1)
4. Apply the basic concepts of estimating parameters and hypothesis testing. (K2, S1, S2)
5. Demonstrate understanding of concepts of correlation, regression and analysis of variance. (K2, S1).
6. Operate with functions of complex variables. (K2, S1, S2)
7. Demonstrate practical understanding of derivatives and integrals of elementary functions of complex variables. (K2, S1)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.