Basic studies in mathematics (3 cr)
16.03.2023 - 30.04.2024
01.06.2023 - 31.05.2024
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Mode of delivery
Faculty of Technology (LAB)
1 - 500
- Complementary competence and optional courses, Bachelors
- Päivi Porras
Student is able to
- calculate and simulate mathematical expressions
- solve geometric and trigonometric problems
Implementation and methods of teaching
Self-paced online course.
Automatically checked assignments award points to complete the course. Assignments alone can pass the course, but higher grades require participation in an applied exam.
Learning material and recommended literature
All material is available in moodle.
The course is studied with material in moodle.
- Percentages, polynomial equations (1. and 2. degree), systems of two linear equations: word problems
- Basics of trigonometry (right-angled triangle, non-right angled triangle, unit circle)
- Geometry in plain
- Vectors in plain
Review on topics of Johdatus matematiikkaan (Introduction to mathematics), if needed.
Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc._peppi
Johdatus matematiikkaan (Introduction to mathematics) or corresponding knowledge from expressions, unit transformation, equations, and system of two equations.
Exercises and an applied test.
A student cannot solve mechanical exercises well enough. Less than 33% of maximum scores.
Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)
A student knows methods for geometry in plain and for vectors in plain and can solve simple mechanical exercises.
Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)
A student understands requirements of geometry and vectors in plain and is able to apply them in some extent in engineering problems. At least 57% of maximum scores.
Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)
A student masters geometry and vectors in plain and is able to analyze engineering problems. At least 83 % of maximum scores.