Courses available through the Numeracy Centre
Review Sessions, Refresher Courses and Bridging Courses
A variety of courses are run at the beginning of each semester to help students prepare for their studies. These courses are listed below and the cost of these courses varies depending on the length of the course. The Bridging Course Brochure found above also contains details of these courses.
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Bridging Course Text
The books that we use for our bridging courses, the MUMS Modules, can be viewed following the link above, and are provided to students who attend in the Preparatory Course in Mathematics. The books are also available for purchase or alternatively you can download them yourselves for free. All details can be found on the Text For Bridging Course page of this website.
Enrolling in a Course
Our Numeracy Centre Course Brochure (above) lists the dates and times of all of our preparatory courses for the coming semester, and you can enrol online by following the link above to the Bridging Course Registration page.
You do not need to prebook for our one-day Review Session Courses, but instead, turn up and pay on the day. For details about dates and times, please check the notice board at the Numeracy Centre in 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue (14SCOA) 188 during the first week of the semester, or click on the link below.
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Our Review Sessions and Refresher Courses are short courses run at the start of each semester to refresh and revise material and prepare students for their upcoming courses. Some courses may not be offered every semester so please check the Numeracy Centre Course Brochure linked to above, to see which courses are currently offered.
- Course Notes page of this site. This course is strongly recommended for students who are intending to enrol in first-year statistics and are feeling hesitant about their mathematical ability. The cost is $25 and the course is offered in March and August. To enrol you will need to go to the Bridging Course Registration page. For details, contact Carolyn Kennett or Dilshara Hill on 9850 8924
- This is a 6-hour course run across two days and reviews material covered in STAT170. It is designed to brush up a student’s knowledge of introductory statistics before they commence second-year courses such as PSY248, BIOL235 and STAT270. Concepts covered include hypothesis testing, statistical tests from the mean and regression. This course is offered at the beginning of Session 1 and Session 2 and costs $60. To enrol you will need to go to the Bridging Course Registration page. For details, contact Carolyn Kennett or Dilshara Hill on 9850 8924.
Refresher in Statistics:
Preparatory Course in Mathematics:
This is an intensive course for students from various mathematical backgrounds who need to enrol in first-year Mathematics courses or need a solid review of introductory mathematical concepts. There are a number of different streams available.
Foundation Stream: The Foundation Stream is for students who need an introduction to or review of algebra and function concepts. We strongly recommended this course for students who have done HSC Standard (or General) Mathematics or no mathematics and are intending to include mathematics units such as MATH1000 or economics units at 1000 level in their programs of study. It also covers mathematical concepts that would be useful as preparation for statistics, chemistry and biology units. This course is designed so that students intending to study mathematics units do the full 10-day course ($360), while students studying statistics and some science units attend the first 5 days ($220). The text used in this course consists primarily of MUMS Modules 1, 2 and 3 which can be viewed on the Text for Bridging Courses page.
Maths Bridging for PHYS1210: The Maths Bridging for PHYS1210 course is a bespoke version of the foundation course designed for BClinSci, BChiroSci and BMedSci students who intend to enrol in PHYS1210. It covers mathematical concepts and problem solving skills that are useful in preparation for PHYS1210. The Maths Bridging for PHYS1210 can be used as a pre-requisite for PHYS1210 for students who do not have the required high school mathematics. For students who intend to use this course as a pre-requisite, attendance is compulsory. This course is a 1 week (30 hours) course and costs $360. The text used in this course consists of parts of MUMS Modules 1, 2 and 3 which can be viewed on the Text for Bridging Courses page. Additional material will be supplied during the class.
Extension Stream: The Extension Stream is for students who have not studied Mathematics for some time and need to refresh their skills before commencing MATH1010. It is also recommended as a bridge to HSC Mathematics Extension 1 for students who are using their HSC Mathematics results for entry into MATH1010. The fee will be $360. The text used in this course consists primarily of MUMS Modules 3 and 4 which can be viewed on the Text for Bridging Courses page.
The Preparatory Course in Mathematics is held in February and also in July each year. The Bridging Course Brochure above lists the specific dates and times that this course is run. To enrol you will need to go to the Bridging Course Registration page. For further information and enrolment enquiries, please contact Carolyn Kennett or Dilshara Hill on 9850 8924. If you are unsure which course to undertake the "Are you Ready?" link above may help you with that decision. Alternatively please feel free to contact Carolyn or Dilshara for your enquiries.