Essential Mathematics

MTH10010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21


Admission into a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Aviation or Bachelor of Science course.

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills to support their concurrent and subsequent studies, providing a thorough grounding in mathematics.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Identify and apply standard approaches to solve mathematical systems and models
ULO2Recognise and compose algebraic and geometric forms of functions, and convert between these forms
ULO3Describe the relationship between real life phenomena and functions that model it, the appropriateness of these models, and associated errors
ULO4Follow the principles of unbiased sampling, represent data using descriptive statistics and graphical approaches, using the normal distribution to produce interval estimates of parameters
ULO5Interpret relationships between variables using correlation, regression and techniques of statistical inference, using key terms appropriately
ULO6Use tables of derivatives and integrals for simple functions and identify and use appropriate techniques to differentiate and integrate more complicated functions, including ordinary differential equations
ULO7Apply the rules of differentiation and integration to calculate linear approximations of functions, classify stationary points, and compute areas