University Mathematics I (6 credit)

Course Code: HS-MATH1011_2017

Level-of-study: Age: 16 or above

Course Period: July 3, 2017 to July 14, 2017

Programme Fee: HKD 4,260 and HKD 350 application fee

Deadline for Application:

  • Non-local Applicants:  March 15, 2017
  • Local Applicants:          May 31, 2017


Type of Programme: Credit-bearing course

Area of Interest: Mathematics

Managed by: Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science


  • Students:       Local; Non-local
  • Age:                 16 or above

Admission requirements: 

Pass the screening test. Remote screening test for non-local applicants would be held in March, 2017. The screening test for local applicants would be held in May/ June, 2017.

Class Day:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday

(An optional preparatory class would be held on 30 Jun 2017. Review on logarithm, trigonometry, combinations/permutations and other pre-calculus topics)

Course Description

Calculus is a branch of mathematics that finds wide applications in science, economics and finance, engineering and many other areas. This is a first course in one-variable calculus.

Course Outline

  • Pre-calculus topics (set theory, combinations and permutations, mathematical induction, binomial theorem, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions)
  • Limits and Differentiation with Applications
  • Indefinite and Definite Integrals with Applications

Learning Outcomes 

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)
CLO 1 use the set notations; calculate probabilities; and prove by induction
CLO 2 solve problems involving exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions
CLO 3 evaluate limits and derivatives
CLO 4 compute simple definite and indefinite integrals
CLO 5 solve practical problems such as determining maxima and minima; finding area

Study Load

36 contact hours + 120 learning hours


  • Assignments and in-class activities (10%)
  • Two tests (40%)
  • Final examination (50%)

No supplementary examination will be offered.

#Important Note: You are required to settle the application fee of HKD 350 (non-refundable) when applying for admission to this credit-bearing summer course. 

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