Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In Mathematics for IT you will develop and consolidate key algebra skills that are needed for your information technology course or to support your studies in areas such as science or education. As well, you will be introduced to several aspects of modern mathematics, such as number theory, error-detecting codes and graph theory, which are not only fundamental to IT, but which also play an important role in everyday life. Wherever possible, practical applications of the mathematics will be illustrated and emphasised. Successful completion of Mathematics for IT will mean you have quantitative skills in place to support your studies in IT or other discipline area, and will also ensure you are well-prepared for the subject Discrete Mathematics (MAT1DIS).

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Smith

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 3-hour examination70
three 30-minute tests (each 10%)30