Mathematics and Modelling Refresher Course

This refresher is highly recommended preparation for UNENE courses.

Date:July 16 & 17, 2022 (both Saturday and Sunday)
Start:9:00 am
Format:Two day compressed workshop containing lectures and hands-on sessions
Prerequisite:Undergraduate degree in engineering or science
Location:Planned for online delivery via Zoom
Instructor:Dr. Wei-Chau Xie, University of Waterloo

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This mathematics and modelling refresher course will help if you have been away from academia for a number of years. Unused math skills can fade if not used regularly, so this course will bring you to a greater level of competency. This course is not intended for first-time learners.

Course Material

  1. Algebra
  2. Calculus
  3. Probability and Statistics
  4. Ordinary Differential Equations
  5. Mathematical Tables


Please note that not all of the materials in the Course Notes can be covered in a two-day refresher course. The Course Notes can be used for future reference. There are a great number of examples that can be used for self-study.  

Course Plan

  • Session 1 – Saturday, 9:00-10:15
  • Session 2 – Saturday, 10:30-12:00
    • Algebra
    • Calculus
  • Session 3 – Saturday, 1:00-2:30
  • Session 4 – Saturday, 2:45-4:30
    • Calculus
  • Session 5 – Sunday, 9:00-10:15
  • Session 6 – Sunday, 10:30-12:00
    • Probability and Statistics
  • Session 7 – Sunday, 1:00-2:30
  • Session 8 – Sunday, 2:45-4:30
    • Differential Equations

Attendees must register in advance with Areti Tsiliganos ( A reminder will be sent leading up to the dates for the courses.