EMTH119-23SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2023 start

Engineering Mathematics 1B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 27 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 10 December 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 January 2024


A continuation of EMTH118. Topics covered include methods and Engineering applications of calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra, along with an introduction to probability. This course is a prerequisite for many courses in engineering mathematics and other subjects at 200 level.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who have succeeded in this course will be able to
  • use calculus, algebra or probability to
      - solve first and second order differential equations
      - find Taylor approximations to functions
      - calculate determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors
      - calculate mean and variance of random variables and solve probability problems arising in engineering applications  
      -  evaluate integrals arising in mathematics and engineering
      - investigate the geometry of multivariable functions and classify critical points
  • demonstrate understanding of the mathematical topics in the course by
      - giving definitions of fundamental concepts
      - competent manipulation of functions, matrices, and random variables
      - choosing effective solution techniques for given problems
      - verifying correctness of mathematical calculations
  • describe and interpret the meaning of mathematical solutions to engineering problems (particularly differential equations and random variables)
  • synthesise material from different sections of course (for example, using integration techniques and limit evaluation to solve differential equation or probability problems)



MATH103, MATH109, MATH199

Course Coordinator

Jenny Harlow


Phillipa Gourdie


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tutorials 12%
Online Quizzes 16%
Test 32%
Final Exam 40%

Tutorials - 12%
Online Quizzes - 16%
Test - 32%
Final Exam - 40%

To obtain a passing grade in this course you must obtain at least 50% in the course assessment overall and at least 40% in the test and at least 40% in the final examination.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Stewart, James; Calculus : early transcendentals ; Eighth edition; Cengage Learning, 2016.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

All EMTH119 Occurrences

  • EMTH119-23SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2023 start
  • EMTH119-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance) - Not Offered - see department for alternatives
  • EMTH119-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023