There is an increasing trend of polytechnic graduates taking further education beyond their polytechnic diplomas. Polytechnic graduates who are pursuing university degrees in Engineering or Science often experience the difference in the mathematics rigor between polytechnic and university education. Specialised mathematical courses are needed to bridge the difference. Students who are equipped with higher level mathematical concepts and techniques will be better prepared for university mathematics.
This short course equips participants with the knowledge of intermediate calculus and covers topics such as:
- Improper Integrals
- Infinite Series
- Complex Numbers
- Partial Differentiation
- Multiple Integrals
- Ordinary Differential Equations
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Calculate improper integrals using limit techniques;
- Determine the convergence of an infinite series;
- Define complex numbers and solve equations in complex variables;
- Construct line and plane equations in 3D space;
- Measure distances in 3D space using vectors;
- Identify quadric surfaces and their equations;
- Calculate partial derivatives of a multi-variable function;
- Calculate multiple integrals;
- Solve Ordinary Differential Equations.
- Techniques in Calculating Improper Integrals
- Convergence of Infinite Series
- Introduction to Complex Numbers
- Introduction to 3D Vectors and Quadric Surfaces
- Calculus of Multi-variable Functions
- Techniques in Solving Ordinary Differential Equations
Applicants for this course should have passed any one of the following:
- GCE O-Level Additional Mathematics (Syllabus 4038); or
- Engineering Mathematics from local polytechnics; or
- UPP Foundation Mathematics.
Participants who meet the 75% minimum attendance and passed the assessment will be awarded a Certificate in Mathematics.
Participants who meet the 75% minimum attendance but did not pass the assessment will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.
- Intake 4: 9 Sep to 17 Oct 2013 (Evening Class)
- Intake 5: 9 Sep to 14 Oct 2013 (Day Class)
- Intake 4: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
- Intake 5: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
|Venue: ||Temasek Polytechnic|
|Fee per participant (with GST):||S$390|
There will be a 10% discount for TPGA Members
|Application closing date:|
- Intake 4: 29 Jul 2013
- Intake 5: 29 Jul 2013
Note: Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fees, amend any other information or cancel classes with low enrolment.
Contact us if your organisation would like a customised programme.
Mr Rudy Sabarudin
B.Sc. (Univ. of Indonesia)
M.Sc., Ph.D. (NUS)
Rudy has more than 15 years of experience in Mathematics education. He taught Abstract Algebra and Linear Algebra as a teaching assistant at the University of Indonesia. Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic in 2001 as lecturer, he was a Calculus lab assistant at the National University of Singapore. Currently, Rudy teaches Engineering Mathematics subjects at the School of Engineering, Temasek Polytechnic. From 2010, he holds concurrent appointment as an adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (Singapore). His research interests are Mathematical Analysis and curriculum design in Mathematics.
Mr Fu Ling Chen
B.Sc. (Fudan University, China)
Lingchen has 15 years of working experience in the IT industry prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic in 2006 as lecturer. Currently, Lingchen teaches Engineering Mathematics subjects at the School of Engineering, Temasek Polytechnic. He also taught Further Mathematical Methods and Mechanics at UniSim. His research interest is Mathematical Finance, which involves application of stochastic calculus and probability theory. Lingchen is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Nanyang Technological University.
Mr Faizal Zainal
Faizal has more than 10 years of working experience in the engineering and education sector. He started work as a civil engineer overseeing construction works in tunneling and roadwork projects. In 2005, he started teaching in a local secondary school specializing in additional mathematics. In 2012, he joined Temasek Polytechnic and currently teaches Engineering Mathematics and mathematics at the foundation level.
Mr John Liow
John joined the School of Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic as lecturer with the mathematics group having drawn experiences from both the industry and academia. He was active in engineering research during his time in the United States. Prior research work involved an analysis of energy consumption in high-tech industries at MIT as well as computational modeling at Carnegie Mellon. His academic interests at TP are comprised of a selection of topics in theoretical mathematics such as numerical methods and multivariate calculus. He also enjoys engaging youth in learning about the various mathematical aspects of science and technology through lively classroom discussions.
Ms Jillian Lee
B.Sc.Hons in Maths (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
M.Sc. in Maths (New Mexico State University, U.S.A.)
Jillian worked as a statistician in the Construction Industry Development Board (now part of Building & Construction Authority) prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic in 1997 as lecturer. Currently, Jillian teaches Engineering Mathematics subjects at the School of Engineering, Temasek Polytechnic. She also taught University First Year Computer Science Mathematics at Open University.
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