EAP7383 Applied Communication Level C
Full Year, 2015 Oncampus Toowoomba  
Units :  1 
Faculty or Section :  Open Access College 
School or Department :  Open Access College 
Staffing
Examiner: Shahab Abdulla
Moderator: Clare Robinson
Other requisites
Prerequisite: English proficiency equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5 plus completion overseas or in Australia of Senior High School or Post Secondarydiploma or first year degree or equivalent work experience.
Rationale
This course is designed to provide students with the basic Mathematical and physics competencies in English for entry onto the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Associate degree of Engineering, Surveying & Bachelor of Engineering. Students also need to develop and practice language and problem solving skills in English so that they can build upon their existing knowledge and express themselves adequatley in the mathematical context. This course is designed to allow students to appreciate the diverse applications and power of Mathematics and Physics; and their precise language and structure of; and to develop confidence and reduce anxiety by using mathematics skills in a variety of problem solving sessions.
Synopsis
There are two compulsory parts of the course. Part A consists of the mastery of the
content of selected topics within algebra for calculus, algebra and graphs, trigonometry, application of calculus, integral calculus, and Physics. Students are also expected to show competence in communicating using mathematical language in English. Part B consists of group work designed to develop the mathematical communication and problem solving skills of students. This work utilises some of the content mastered in Part A of the course.
Objectives
On completion of this course students will be able to:
 organise and present information in a variety of forms and translate from one to another (such as oral, written, symbolic, pictorial and graphical); (oral presentation, Problem solving quizzes, written report, Class Survey and Analysis, Revision worksheet)
 select and use appropriate problem solving or mathematical procedures in a range of situations (Final Test)
 demonstrate an understanding of selected academic numeracy topics essential for tertiary study; (My Math Test 14, Problem solving quizzes)
 demonstrate an ability to select and use appropriate technology such as calculators and computers with selected software; (My Math Test 14, Problem solving quizzes, oral and written report)
 communicate quantitative terms and symbols accurately and appropriately. (My MathTest 14, Problem solving quizzes, oral presentation, written report, Class Survey and Analysis, Revision worksheet )
 use accepted spelling, punctuation and grammar in written grammar. (written report, Final test)
Topics
Description  Weighting(%)  

1.  Basic Algebra, arithmetic, graphing expression, equationslinear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and simultaneous, trigonometrical ratios  30.00 
2.  Functions and Relations polynomial, exponential, logarithmic function and thier inverses  15.00 
3.  Trigonometric Functions radians  15.00 
4.  Introductory of Calculus: Differentiation calculate and describe rate of change and instantaneous rate of change certaian polynomial, trigonometrical, exponential and logarithmic functions; stationary and optimisation problems  15.00 
5.  Introductory Calculus: Integration indefinite and definite integrals of basic polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; areas under curves using approximations and calculus  15.00 
6.  Statistics data collection, classification, interpretation and display  10.00 
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2015&sem=05&subject1=EAP7383)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

EAP 7383 Applied Communication Level C Study Package, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

Pigozzo, R et al 2007, EAP 7383 Applied communication: problem solving book, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

Students are expected to have a scientific calculator.
Reference materials

USQ 2007, Applied communication Level A Book 1, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

USQ 2007, Applied communication Level A/B Book 2, University of southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
Student workload requirements
Activity  Hours 

Assessments  22.00 
Directed Study  70.00 
Private Study  80.00 
Assessment details
Description  Marks out of  Wtg (%)  Due Date  Notes 

Class Survey and Analysis  24  5  TBA  
FINAL TEST  50  30  TBA  
My Math Test 1  100  6  TBA  
My Math Test 2  100  6  TBA  
My Math Test 3  100  6  TBA  
My Math Test 4  100  6  TBA  
Oral Presentation  100  5  TBA  
Problem Solving Quizzes  40  12  TBA  
Revision Worksheets  50  10  TBA  
Written Report  100  14  TBA 
Important assessment information

Attendance requirements:
Students are required to attend at least 80% of the scheduled class sessions and ensure their attendance is registered with the staff member in charge of the activity. An exception to this attendance level may be made by the university where the student can produce documentary evidence that clearly demonstrates compassionate and compelling circumstances. In this case attendance of at least 70% of the scheduled class sessions will be acceptable. It is the students' responsibility to access information regarding courserelated activities and administration. 
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Refer to statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course. All assessment items must be received prior to the start of the examination period for the intake in which the course is offered. Students may be required to resubmit an assessment piece that is unsatisfactory. 
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4) 
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of a passing grade a student must attempt all summative assessment items, achieve at least 50% in the examination and at least 50% of the total weighted marks in the course. 
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks /grades obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course. 
Examination information:
In a restricted examination, candidates are allowed access to specific materials during the examination. The only materials the candidate may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials, a nonprogrammable scientific calculator and one (1) A4 sheet of notes prepared by the candidate.
Supplementary assessment will be offered if a student?s total marks for a course fall within the range of 4549 and only for students who could possibly obtain sufficient marks to be awarded a passing grade for the course. Unless exceptional, extenuating circumstances exist, the maximum mark for a supplementary assessment is a grade of ?C?. 
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held at the end of each intake. 
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Assessment notes

Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within 24 hours if required by the Examiner. In accordance with the University's Assignment Extension Policy (Regulation 5.6.1), the examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Other requirements

Mathematics review sessions require you to work through a series of worksheets to demonstrate your understanding of mathematics topics.

Problem solving sessions consists of different activities each week. Students must participate actively in the group work of the problem solving sessions. Students also must submit written work as required.