Essential Mathematics

Course code BIT595

This online course will provide you with the mathematical knowledge and skills needed to support the essential elements of information technology. You will develop an appreciation of mathematical concepts and strategies to solve a wide range of mathematical problems. 

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 30 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.25  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1, 2 & 3 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 15-20 hours study time per week for each 30 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $1,248 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $3,853 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Demonstrate and apply basic mathematical concepts covering a range of categories, including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, differential and integral, sequences and series
  • Solve for a range of mathematical problems utilising the appropriate strategies
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of a computer algebra system, to resolve a range of mathematical problems
  • Utilise logical and mathematical reasoning to develop sound arguments

Course content will include

  • Algebra
  • Graphs and equations
  • Functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry and vectors
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Matrices
  • Sequences and series


  • This course is 100% internally assessed

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