Bridging programs in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are offered to students and the general community to help you meet the requirements to undertake tertiary-level studies.
Successfully completing the Mathematics bridging program will give you the assumed knowledge in Maths B for QUT courses and meet the maths prerequisite for QUT's Bachelor of 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 and recommended study.
Who should participate
This program provides a Maths B prerequisite and assumed knowledge, and is suitable if you're aiming to study business, engineering, science and many other courses.
We do not recommend that you attempt another bridging program while undertaking Bridging Mathematics over summer due to the heavy workload.
QUT Gardens Point
2 George St
Room details will be confirmed closer to the program start date.
Attendance at all sessions is required.
Semester Start date Program end and exam date Class days and times Registration closing date Semester 1, 2019 12 February 2019 23 May 2019 Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-9pm (optional tutorials both days at 5.30pm starting in week 2) 5 February 2019 Semester 2, 2019 25 June 2019 3 October 2019 Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm-8pm 18 June 2019 Summer Semester, 2019 To be confirmed in June 2019
This program is only delivered on campus.
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.
For all registration or payments queries, contact the bridging programs team.
Bridging Mathematics 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).
Bridging Mathematics 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, and representing information in a variety of ways.
It is a program designed to develop your thinking, reasoning, logical process and problem-solving skills. These skills will be developed in lessons through observation, reflection, and consolidation.
This program includes individualised support with an experience mathematics teachers. A range of support strategies will be available including face to face email and online options.
- Select, recall and use facts, rules, definitions and procedures drawn from algebra, functions, relations and their graphs, calculus and statistics
- Comprehend mathematical concepts and techniques drawn from algebra, functions, relations and their graphs, calculus and statistics
- Communicate using mathematical and statistical terminology, symbols and conventions
- Solve problems by applying mathematical concepts and techniques
- Evaluate the reasonableness of solutions
- Justify procedures and decisions by explaining mathematical reasoning
- Functions (Linear, Quadratics, Polynomials, Logarithms, Relations and their graphs, Trigonometric, Exponential)
- Statistics (The Binomial Distribution, The Normal Distribution)
Approaches to teaching and learning
In Bridging Mathematics you will learn through a problem-based approach and skill development tasks. The unit uses an approach to problem solving and mathematical modelling which moves through the following stages:
- Evaluate and verify
This approach assists 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.Technology is used 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.
General assessment information
Bridging Mathematics 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 mathematical 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.
All resources are provided online via Blackboard (QUT’s learning management system) which you will have access to for the duration of the course.
You will need a scientific calculator.
If you're applying to QTAC for entry to a degree course in the semester after your bridging program, you'll need to submit your electronic result certificate to QTAC after you receive it.
Summer 2, 2019 registrations close 18 June 2019. Register your interest for Summer Semester. Email the bridging programs team at email@example.com for more information.
You must pay online by credit/debit card when you register.
FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for bridging programs.
To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the bridging programs team. The refund you receive will depend on when you withdraw:
- 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.
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.