The Design of the Mathematics Curriculum for Engineers: A Joint Venture of the Mathematics Department and the Engineering Faculty

Cristina Varsavsky

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The Mathematics Department at Monash University, Caulfield Campus, has the responsibility of designing and implementing the mathematics curriculum for the Bachelor of Engineering (Applied) course. In an attempt to answer the question of what mathematical skills are most needed by the engineering students and at what point in their course, a survey to all coordinators of engineering subjects was conducted. Findings indicate that to achieve cohesion and to make the course more meaningful to students, the design of the mathematics curriculum must be done in close collaboration between the mathematics department and the engineering faculty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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