MEM30012 - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

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Unit code: MEM30012 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to apply the concepts of mathematics to engineering situations within the individual's area of engineering expertise. It applies to technician level work that requires basic algebraic, trigonometric and statistical knowledge and skill Including arithmetic, algebraic expressions with one independent variable, two-dimensional geometry, trigonometry, linear functions, basic quadratic functions and basic statistical methods.
The unit applies to engineering or related activities and is suitable for people giving support in manufacturing or engineering operations and those pursuing qualifications and careers at advanced trade, paraprofessional or technician level. All work is carried out under supervision.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work-based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • solving engineering problems using concepts of arithmetic on at least two occasions
  • two-dimensional geometry
  • trigonometry
  • graphing linear functions
  • solving quadratic equations
  • performing basic statistical calculations.
    Note: Where a volume and/or frequency is not specified, demonstration must be provided at least once.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

As part of a course

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