MATH2018 is a Mathematics Level II course which is only available to students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program. This is the online equivalent to MATH2019.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 or DPST1014

Exclusions: MATH2019, MATH2121, MATH2221, MATH2011, MATH2111

Equivalent: MATH2019

Cycle of offering: Term 1, 2 & 3

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: The Course Outline  contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

If you are currently enrolled in MATH2018, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course aims

This course is designed to introduce students of Engineering to some mathematical tools and analytical reasoning that may be related to, and useful in, their future professions. The course features the mathematical foundations which some of the world's engineering advancements have rested on, or are related to. The course is not designed to be over-technical in terms of theoretical mathematics, rather it features a range of highly useful concepts that are at the core of applied mathematics.

Course description

Partial differentiation and applications, vector algebra, double integrals, ordinary differential equations, introduction to vector field theory, extrema of functions of 2 variables, matrices and their applications, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, partial differential equations and their solution for selected physical problems.

Note: Available only to students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program. MATH2018 is equivalent to MATH2019.