Our mathematics bridging program can help you meet the requirements to undertake tertiary-level studies.

Successfully completing the mathematics bridging program will:

  • provide you with the assumed knowledge in Mathematical Methods for QUT courses
  • meet the maths prerequisite for courses in education.

This program may also meet assumed knowledge or prerequisites for other institutions.

For the assumed knowledge or prerequisite subjects for QUT courses, check our guide for assumed knowledge.

Who should participate?

This program is for students who need to meet Mathematical Methods prerequisites or assumed knowledge for their university studies.

If you're studying this program in the summer semester, we recommend that you don't study another bridging program at the same time, as the workload can be heavy.

Registrations

Registrations for Semester 2 and the Summer Semester, 2021 are now open.

Register now

To register your interest for future programs, email the bridging programs team at bridging@qut.edu.au

Program information

When

Semester 1, 2021
Start date
1 March 2021
Program end and exam date
2 June 2021
Class days and times
Monday and Wednesday, 5-8pm. There will be a break from 5-9 April.
Semester 2, 2021
Start date
26 July 2021
Program end and exam date
24 September 2021 and 27 September 2021 respectively
Class days and times
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5-8pm.  No class on Ekka Public Holiday - 11 August 2021.

Registration closing date
19 July 2021

Summer Semester, 2021  (Option 1 - night classes)
Start date
18 October 2021
Program end and exam date
16 December 2021 
Class days and times
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5-8pm.

Registration closing date
11 October 2021

Summer Semester, 2021  (Option 2 - day classes - intensive)
Start date
22 November 2021
Program end and exam date
17 December 2021 and 16 December 2021 respectively
Class days and times
Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm.

Registration closing date
15 November 2021

Where

Classes will be held at our Kelvin Grove campus.

Room details will be confirmed closer to the program start date.

Delivery details

This program is only delivered on campus.

Online learning resources will be provided in lieu of classes that fall on a public holiday.

Exams are included in the program duration and run in class times.

Fee: $1,500 per person (GST-free).

You must pay the full fee online by credit/debit card when you register.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for bridging programs.

Cancellations

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to bridging@qut.edu.au

The refund you receive will depend on when you withdraw.

Semester 1
  • If you withdraw before the start date of a program, your tuition fee will be refunded, minus $100 administrative fee.
  • If you withdraw before the end of week four of the program, 50% of your tuition fees will be refunded.
  • If you withdraw after week four of the program, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Semester 2 or Summer Semester (Option 1 - night classes)
  • If you withdraw before the start date of a program, your tuition fee will be refunded, minus $100 administrative fee.
  • If you withdraw before the end of week two of the program, 50% of your tuition fees will be refunded.
  • If you withdraw after week two of the program, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Summer Semester (Option 2 - day classes - intensive)
  • If you withdraw before the start date of a program, your tuition fee will be refunded, minus $100 administrative fee.
  • If you withdraw before the end of week one of the program, 50% of your tuition fees will be refunded.
  • If you withdraw after week one of the program, you will not be eligible for a refund.

We reserve the right to cancel the program under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the program is cancelled.

This is a preparatory program aimed at helping you gain the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to enter tertiary study with a substantial mathematical component. The content is based on current senior secondary schooling curriculum Mathematical Methods (equivalent to Mathematics B).

This program provides you with mathematical learning in order to formulate, solve, evaluate, verify, and communicate mathematical concepts. It provides learning opportunities that focus on:

  • describing and analysing phenomena involving uncertainty and variation
  • developing an understanding of the physical world
  • representing information in a variety of ways.

It's a program designed to develop your skills in:

  • thinking
  • reasoning
  • logical process
  • problem solving.

These skills will be developed in lessons through observation, reflection, and consolidation.

This program includes individualised support with an experience mathematics teacher. A range of support strategies will be available including face-to-face, email and online options.

Learning outcomes

  1. Select, recall and use facts, rules, definitions and procedures drawn from algebra, functions, relations and their graphs, calculus and statistics.
  2. Comprehend mathematical concepts and techniques drawn from algebra, functions, relations and their graphs, calculus and statistics.
  3. Communicate using mathematical and statistical terminology, symbols and conventions.
  4. Solve problems by applying mathematical concepts and techniques.
  5. Evaluate the reasonableness of solutions.
  6. Justify procedures and decisions by explaining mathematical reasoning.

Program content

The topics covered include:

  • algebra
  • functions (linear, quadratics, polynomials, logarithms, relations and their graphs, trigonometric, exponential)
  • statistics (binomial distribution, normal distribution)
  • calculus.

Approaches to teaching and learning

In this program you, will learn through a problem-based approach and skill development tasks. The program uses an approach to problem solving and mathematical modelling that moves four stages:

  1. Formulate
  2. Solve
  3. Evaluate and verify
  4. Communicate.

This approach helps you to develop an ability to transfer mathematical skills and ideas between different contexts. In addition, there is a focus on discussion, and reflection of ideas. You'll also use technology to make connections between mathematical theory, practice and application to improve your conceptual understanding.

This unit combines explicit teaching of mathematical rules, definitions and procedures with learning opportunities in which you must apply the knowledge and skills. The learning experiences in this unit rely on mathematical tasks drawn from a variety of real-world situations. These opportunities encourage you to recognise the usefulness of mathematics through its application.

Assessment

General assessment information

This program has three homework quizzes and two examinations. Formative assessment will support your learning by giving you an opportunity to practice tasks and learn from feedback before completing them for marking purposes. Formative assessment will also be applied to classroom tasks to check for completion, understanding and learning progression.

Feedback to students

In this unit, you will receive feedback on your learning and assessment. Regular in-class opportunities are provided for you to participate in problem solving tasks which will assist you to identify gaps in your knowledge and skills. These problem-solving sessions will help you prepare for summative assessment. You will also have access to a program called Maths Online which you can use at your own pace to support your learning.

Workload and time commitment

Bridging programs provide a supportive learning environment in which content is covered in an intensive mode. As concepts build on each other, attendance at all sessions is essential. In addition to class time, you will need to consolidate your understanding and complete assessment tasks in your own time. It is expected that you will spend at least the equivalent in class time to private study.

Resources

All resources are provided online via Blackboard (QUT’s learning management system), which you will have access to for the duration of the course.

QTAC applications

If you're applying to QTAC, you'll need to submit your electronic result certificate to QTAC after you receive it.

Need more information?

For more information on the course, including registration and payment, contact our bridging programs team.