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Overview

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Bridging programs in Mathematics B, Chemistry and Physics are offered to students and the general community to help participants undertake tertiary-level studies in these areas.

Successfully completing the Maths B 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 course 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 course while undertaking Maths B over summer due to the heavy workload.

Delivery

Where:

QUT Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane
Qld 4001

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

When:

You're expected to attend all classes through the semester you're enrolled in. Tutorial attendance is optional.

Semester Start date Course end and exam date Class days and timesRegistration status Registration closing date
Semester 1, 20186 February 201824 May 2018 Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-9pm (optional tutorials both days at 5.30pm starting in week 2)  Open 23 January 2018
Semester 2, 2018 17 July 2018 25 October 2018 Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-9pm (optional tutorials both days at 5.30pm starting in week 2) Open3 July 2018
Summer Semester, 2018 (evening) 22 October 2018 20 December 2018 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-9pm (optional tutorials both days at 5.30pm) Open8 October 2018
Summer Semester, 2018 (day) 19 November 2017 21 December 2018 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-1.30pm (tutorials on Thursday during regular class time) Open5 November 2018

Details:

This course is only delivered on campus.

Cost

$1,500 (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 Continuing Professional Education courses.

Late registration fees

$50 (GST-free)

Online registrations will be open for 1 week after the closing date, unless the course is full. Registering after the closing date will incur a non-refundable processing fee of $50.

Contact

For more information regarding course content or assessment, contact Ruth Hubbard.

For all registration or payments queries, contact Continuing Professional Education.


Registrations open.

Workload and time commitment

Our Maths B bridging program classes have a relaxed atmosphere, but the workload is very intensive.

We cover all the high school maths you need to prepare for university courses that require a sound maths background in 14 weeks (or less for Summer Semester programs).

The amount of time you'll need to spend studying outside class time varies from student to student, but it should be at least the same amount of time as you spend in class. If you’re working full-time or studying other courses at the same time, you need to be sure you have enough time to devote to your Maths B studies.

In maths more advanced concepts build on earlier concepts, so it's essential that you keep up to date throughout the course. We encourage you to attend classes as often as possible and to make up missed classes quickly so you can be ready to learn new material.

Preparing for classes by reading the texts and the files on Blackboard (QUT's interactive learning tool) in advance is a great way to proceed through the course. During each class you'll be given exercises, which you should complete as soon as possible. If you have difficulties with these exercises we provide tutorial assistance to help you.

Course materials

UNILEARN Mathematics Modules and other course materials will be provided on a loan basis. You'll need to bring a scientific calculator to each class.

Topics covered

  • Basic algebra, linear equations, formulas, simultaneous equations, modeling word problems.
  • Functions and their graphs, linear and quadratic functions and quadratic equations.
  • Indices, exponential functions and their graphs, inverse functions, laws of logarithms, equations with logarithms, applications to financial mathematics.
  • Polynomials, factoring, sequences and series, geometric series.
  • Analytical geometry of points, lines and circles.
  • Trigonometry, right triangles, radian measure, trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric equations.
  • Introduction to differential calculus, graphical representation of the derivative, derivatives of standard functions, differentiation rules, applications to problems, maxima and minima.
  • Antiderivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, integration rules, application to areas.
  • Statistics, presenting data in tables and graphs, calculating basic statistics, sigma notation.
  • Introduction to probability, permutations and combinations
  • Discrete and continuous probability distributions, binomial and normal distributions.
  • Introduction to correlation and regression.

Assessment

Assessment will consist of:

  • short tests
  • take home assignments
  • a final examination.

In order to obtain a pass in the Maths B course, you must get at least 40% in the final examination.

The classes are small and the teachers make every endeavour to help each student succeed.

QTAC applications

If you're applying to QTAC for entry to a degree course in the semester after your bridging course, you'll need to supply your results to QTAC.

I'm completing the bridging course in Summer Semester or Semester 1

If you complete the bridging course in Summer Semester or Semester 1, the School of Mathematical Sciences can submit your results to QTAC to make sure you meet QTAC cut-off dates. You must still submit your certificate and result letter to QTAC when you receive them.

You must:

  • supply your QTAC application number when you register for the bridging course. If you don't have a QTAC application number yet, you can provide it in class
  • note on your QTAC application that you're undertaking the Maths B bridging course with QUT, and the semester you're completing it in
  • submit your result letter and certificate to QTAC after you receive them in the mail.

I'm completing the bridging course in Semester 2

If you complete the bridging course in Semester 2, you should receive your results in time to submit them to QTAC before the cut-off date. The School of Mathematical Sciences won't submit your results to QTAC.

You must:

  • submit your result letter and certificate to QTAC after you receive them in the mail.

Register

Registrations open.

Payment

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

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Cancellation

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the course manager, Continuing Professional Education.

If you withdraw before the start date of a course, your tuition fees will be refunded, minus a $100 administrative fee.

Semester 1 or 2 cancellation

If you withdraw within the first four weeks of the course, we'll refund 50% of your tuition fees.

If you withdraw after four weeks from the course commencement date, no refund is applicable.

Summer Semester cancellation

If you withdraw within the first two weeks of the course, we'll refund 50% of your tuition fees.

If you withdraw after two weeks from the course commencement date, no refund is applicable.

We reserve the right to cancel the course 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 course is cancelled.