Level 3 Essential Mathematics for Engineers (Maths Bridging Course)

£11.99 / month


This course covers the core Mathematics topics that are studied during any level 3 Engineering programme. If you are currently studying Engineering at level 3, or wish to revise prior to commencing an Engineering qualification at level 4 or above, then this maths bridging course has been developed with you in mind.


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Who is the ‘Essential Mathematics for Engineers’ Course Designed For?

This Maths Bridging Course is suitable for anyone studying, or considering studying maths or engineering at Level 3 or above.

If you are already studying engineering, then it is likely that you would benefit from compounding your understanding of the core mathematical skills that are commonly used in engineering.

If you are considering studying engineering at any level, then it is essential that you gain a sound foundation in mathematics, by mastering the skills contained in this course.  Engineering is largely analytical in nature and each of the topics in this course will help to improve your potential as an engineer.

When studying a level 4 qualification (or above) with any institution, it will be assumed that you can apply all of the principles covered in this maths bridging course. If you study a higher level programme with the Engineers Academy®, then you will be given complementary access to this course, alongside your main programme, for revision purposes.

What is included in the ‘Essential Mathematics for Engineers’ Maths Bridging Course?

The list below provides an overview of the topics covered in this course:

1.  Number

  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Standard Form and Metric Prefixes

2.  Area and Volume

  • Areas of Complex and Compound Shapes
  • Volumes of Complex and Compound Shapes

3.  Algebra

  • Rearranging and Solving Equations
  • Factorisation
  • Quadratic Formula
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations
  • Laws of indices and Logs
  • Exponential Growth and Decay
  • Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions
  • Complex Numbers

4.  Graphs

  • Plotting Straight Line Graphs
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically
  • Solving Quadratic Equations Graphically
  • Graphical Solutions to Non-Linear Simultaneous Equations
  • Power Functions and Log Graphs

5.  Trigonometry

  • Converting Angular Measurements
  • Pythagoras Theorem and Trigonometry
  • Trigonometric Function Graphs
  • Sin and Cosine Rules
  • Trigonometric Formulae
  • Combining Trigonometric Graphs

6.  Statistics

  • Averages for Discrete and Grouped Data
  • Representing and Interpreting Discrete Data
  • Representing and Interpreting Continuous Data
  • Advanced Statistical Techniques

7.  Calculus

  • Basic Differentiation
  • Basic integration
  • Differentiation: Chain Rule
  • Differentiation: Product Rule
  • Differentiation: Quotient Rule
  • Differentiation: Maxima and Minima
  • Numeric Integration


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