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Unit Overview


This unit is available to students who have obtained a pass in WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or TEE Discrete Mathematics, but not to students who have passed any Level 3 WACE Mathematics or WACE Mathematics: Specialist unit or TEE Calculus or TEE Applicable Mathematics. The unit presents a self-contained introduction to the elements of calculus with emphasis on the applications in the biological, environmental and physical sciences. Topics are polynomials, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives and integrals. Concepts and skills needed for the study of calculus are reviewed.

6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) use mathematical language; (2) appreciate polynomials and other elementary mathematical functions; (3) use the basic ideas of calculus to solve problems; and (4) use calculus to investigate problems in the biological, environmental and physical sciences.


This comprises continuing assessments and a final examination.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Alice Niemeyer
Unit rules
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or TEE Discrete Mathematics or equivalent
MATH1050 Introductory Calculus, ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics, any Level 3 WACE Mathematics
or WACE Mathematics: Specialist unit
Contact hours
52 (lectures: 26 hrs
workshops: 13 hrs
tutorials: 13 hrs). All contact hours are compulsory.
This complementary unit for the Applied Computing major is required by students who have completed WACE Mathematics 2C/2D only.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.