Mathematics and Modelling Refresher Course

This refresher is highly recommended preparation for all UNENE courses.

Date:August 19 & 20, 2023
Start:9:00 am
Format:Two day compressed workshop containing lectures and hands-on sessions
Prerequisite:Undergraduate degree in engineering or science
Location:Online delivery via Zoom
Instructor:Dr. Wei-Chau Xie, University of Waterloo
Registration:Online registration form

This is a standalone course providing an overview of mathematics and modelling, useful for those who have been away from academia for a number of years. Unused math skills can fade if not used regularly, so this course will bring a greater level of competency.

This course is not intended for first-time learners.

Course Material (2023):

Course Topics


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