MATH1050 – Mathematical Foundations

Lecturer Mr Michael Jennings
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty Science
Prerequisites MATH1040 or SA in Year 12 Maths B
Contact Hours 3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 1 Contact hour
Semester(s) Taught Semesters 1 + 2
Course Units 2
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Learning Materials ( 100 )
Learning Activities ( 95 )
Blackboard Management ( 95 )
Course Content ( 90 )
Course Structure ( 97.5 )
Contact Availability ( 95 )
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MATH1050 – Mathematical Foundations 92.5

Personally I found this course pretty straight forward with a great structure overall. The bound lecture notes ($15.50) were really helpful when following the working done throughout the lectures. Weekly assessable tutorial quizzes were also helpful, even though they weren't worth much they encouraged students to attend tutorials - hence stay somewhat up to date with the content. The lecture materials uploaded online were very concise including the standard recordings plus downloadable completed lecture notes with the lecturers annotations and a brief summary of each chapter being covered. Assignments were given with ample time to complete and marks were generally received a week afterwards. The final exam required plenty of study/preparation as the first half (part A) required a total of 80% (20 of 25 marks) to pass. This means cramming would not be suggested as quite a large amount of content (chapters 3 - 9) was covered. Another positive was that the content covered in the mid semester exam (chapters 1-3) wasn't included in the final.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major


  • Helpful learning materials
  • Impossible to cram
Posted on June 24, 2014 10:39 pm
Blake Alexander
MATH1050 – Mathematical Foundations 98.3

The course starts of with (mostly) maths B revision and gently eases you into math C contexts, whilst it isn't a replacement for two years of math C it is certainly a good equivalent.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major

Bachelors of Engineering and Information Technology

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Posted on June 1, 2014 11:58 pm

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