MATH 1020 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (WSTC AssocD)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700102

Coordinator Zdenka Misanovic Opens in new window

Description The content of this subject covers a number of topics that build on the student's calculus knowledge from Mathematics for Engineers 1. The subject matter includes: ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms and multi-variable calculus.Offerings of alternate subjects are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate subject.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Mathematics

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 1017

Equivalent Subjects MATH 1019 - Mathematics for Engineers 2 LGYB 0454 - Mathematics for Engineers 2 (WSTC)


Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College in 7022 Associate Degree in Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise and solve various types of first and second order differential equations and some higher order ordinary differential equations.
  2. Set up a linear 2D system of differential equations and investigate its solution and the nature of its critical points.
  3. Apply Laplace transforms in solving problems.
  4. Use multivariable calculus techniques competently.
  5. Evaluate multiple (double and triple) integrals.
  6. Use mathematical reasoning to solve problems and communicate mathematical ideas using standard practices.

Subject Content

1. First Order Ordinary Differential Equations (O.D.E.) ? separable and linear equations and applicat


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz Approx. 30 minutes 10 N Individual
Numerical Problem Solving 90 minutes 30 N Individual
Quiz Approx 30 minutes 10 N Individual
End-of-session Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Quarter 4 (2023)

Nirimba Education Precinct


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