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Unit Overview


This unit provides students with a solid understanding of mathematical functions and their applications. It also introduces students to the fundamentals of calculus and some basic statistics and probability.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) use the language of mathematics to explain mathematical concepts; (2) solve problems involving trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; (3) solve problems involving linear, quadratic and simple simultaneous equations; and (4) apply methods of differentiation and integration to polynomials, exponentials and logarithms.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) weekly online quizzes and workshop participation; (2) in-class tests; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Michael Giudici and Dr Luke Morgan (Sem 1) and Dr Luke Morgan (Sem 2)
Unit rules
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or MATX1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or Mathematics Methods ATAR (with a scaled score of less than 50) or equivalent
MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1
and MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 and
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
or MATX1011 Multivariable Calculus
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
or MATX1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or STAX1520 Economic and Business Statistics
Contact hours
Lectures: 3-hours per week
Workshops: 2-hour per week
This unit has been designed for students who have passed either Mathematics Applications ATAR or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent, or have failed Mathematics Methods ATAR. Students who have failed Mathematics Specialist ATAR are advised to enrol in MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations – Specialist.
  • 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.