Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

Offered by University of South Australia through Open Universities Australia, the online engineering unit Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 equips you with concrete mathematical skills relevant to working as an engineer.

You will learn mathematical methods spanning linear algebra, the solution of ordinary differential equations and techniques of integration, gaining the capacity to, for instance, formulate simple applied problems using mathematical language, and use the principles of differential and integral calculus and linear algebra in the solution of problems selected from engineering situations.

This unit also covers the properties of vectors and matrices and linear systems of equations including matrix multiplication, inverses, determinants and eigenvalues and vectors of square matrices, while MATLAB software will also be used to solve simple applied problems.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following unit, or currently be enrolled in the following:

  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering

Areas of study

In this Mathematical Methods for Engineers unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Vectors and matrices: linear dependence of vectors, linear systems
  • Row operations and row reduced echelon form
  • Matrix inverse, determinants
  • Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalisation of a square matrix
  • Applications to coupled systems of differential equations, mechanics, ecology
  • Linear and separable differential equations of first order ... inverse trigonometric functions and hyperbolic functions
  • Techniques of integration: integration by parts, partial fractions, trigonometric integrals and substitution, improper integrals
  • Applications of integration in mechanics, area, volume, centre of mass, moment of intertia, work
  • Linear differential equations of second order, homogenous and inhomogenous equations
  • Applications to mechanics and electrical circuits

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit equips students with concrete skills for applying mathematical methods relevant to engineering. Students gain the ability to apply elementary manipulative skills for solving mathematical problems, to formulate simple applied problems using mathematical language, to use the principles of differential and integral calculus and linear algebra in the solution of problems selected from engineering situations, and to solve simple applied problems using software such as MATLAB.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 from the University of Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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