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Applied Engineering Mathematics skill set

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Get a solid foundation in physics for engineering

Learn how to use mathematics as a tool to analyse practical problems. 

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Next dates for delivery

Wednesdays, 20 April to 21 September, 5pm to 8pm

Engineering study pathways that lead to jobs of the future

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

This skill set is one of three made of units from the MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical. SM TAFE delivers these skill sets in tandem with the diploma qualification each semester, so that workers seeking to specialise in mechanical or electrical engineering can reach their study goals flexibly. 

You can choose to study one or all the skill sets from the diploma, but we recommend you enrol into the Diploma if you plan to study all the skill sets and wish to apply for a VET Student Loan

Download the full advanced mechanical study pathway infographic(opens in a new tab) to see how you can begin your journey to advanced engineering.

 

  • identifying common engineering materials by their principal properties 
  • select materials for specific applications
  • verify selected material as fit for purpose
  • determine stresses in simple structures and mechanical components
  • verify stress levels using appropriate reference material
  • solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable
  • use trigonometry to solve practical problems
  • solve quadratic equations
  • statics, dynamics, motion and rotation  
Skill-sets

This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

Attendance in class

This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. 

You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:

  • full sleeve shirt
  • closed shoes
  • full length pants
  • safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)

This skill set forms part of MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical, which provides pathways towards university entry requirements. 

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Semester 1, 2023

Munster - On Campus

Details
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Munster
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $354.78 $181.25 $536.03
Concession $105.12 $181.25 $286.37

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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