Maths Bridging Course

Maths Bridging is suitable for students needing to update or build upon their mathematics skills, be it for career development or preparation for tertiary studies in the fields of science, engineering or commerce.

A diagnostic test will be held prior to the commencement of the Maths Bridging course for applicants who have not completed Maths Basic. This test is designed to assist students to determine which of the two courses best fits their needs. The test features questions from all topics outlined for the Maths Basic course.

Mathematics Bridging provides students with a solid foundation in algebra as well as a substantial introduction to differential and integral calculus. Using applied examples from the physical and social sciences, finance and economics, students will gain the ability to analyse real-world problems by mathematical modelling and interpret the results confidently.

Successful completion of Maths Bridging will meet prerequisites for MATH1013 at ANU.

What will I learn?

Maths Bridging focuses on the following topics:

  • Functions and their Graphs
  • Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra: Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometric Functions and Equations
  • Limits and Continuity
  • The Derivative and its Applications
  • Curve Analysis and Optimisation Problems
  • The Antiderivative and its Applications
  • Definite, Indefinite and Improper Integrals
  • Analytical and Numerical Integration Techniques

Note: these are non-award courses, and are not registered for CRICOS and are only available to students who do not require a student visa.

2016 Course Dates & Fees

The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-8pm).

Tuition Fee Semester 1 intake*
$1500 Application deadline 15 February
First Teaching period 15 February - 1 April
Teaching Break 4 - 15 April
Second Teaching period 18 April - 10 June

Tuition Fee Semester 2 intake*
$1500 Application deadline 18 July
First Teaching period 18 July - 2 September
Teaching Break 5 September - 16 September
Second Teaching period 19 September - 11 November

2017 Course Dates & Fees

The course will be held on Monday to Thursday (10am-3pm).
Tuition Fee Summer Intensive Course*
$1650 Application deadline 3 January
Teaching period 9 January - 2 February
Course schedule Two sessions per day, four days per week.

Download Maths summer flyer.

*Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form, and email it back to ANU College.