Engineering Mathematics 4A

MTH20008 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 2018 onwards
This unit of study aims to provide you with the mathematical knowledge and skills to support their concurrent and subsequent engineering studies.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Construct techniques to solve eigenvalue problems. (K2)
2. Use eigenvalues techniques to solve ordinary differential equations. (K2)
3. Execute gradient of scalar functions. (S2)
4. Execute divergence and curl of vector field. (S2)
5. Construct solutions of multiple integrals. (K2)
6. Apply Green’s theorem and Stoke’s theorem. (S2)
7. Execute numerical solutions of initial value problems. (K2)
8. Use finite difference methods to obtain numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations. (K2)
9. Use Mathematica in all of the above areas. (S1, S2)
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.