SCQF Level 7


Flexible start date




  • Engineering


  • Online

Why take this course?

This is an Unit within Engineering Group Awards, may be part of other Group Awards, or can be taken as a stand alone HN Unit. The Unit provides learners with opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to solve problems involving trigonometric and hyperbolic functions and identities; to differentiate and integrate a wide range of functions and use differentiation and integration techniques to solve engineering problems.

This Unit is designed to develop the necessary mathematical skills required of learners seeking to use a Higher National Diploma in Engineering as an exit qualification for an Engineering workplace role or as a pathway to further studies in mathematics at an advanced level.

What you will experience

Students must successfully complete each Outcome.

Outcome 1: Solve trigonometric and hyperbolic function problems

  • Inverse trigonometric ratios
  • Compound angle formulae
  • Basic trigonometric identities
  • Hyperbolic functions
  • Basic hyperbolic identities

Outcome 2: Use differentiation techniques to solve Engineering problems

  • Differentiation of standards functions
  • Chain Rule
  • Second derivatives
  • Rates of change
  • Optimisation

Outcome 3: Use integration techniques to solve Engineering problems

  • Indefinite and definite integrals
  • Integration of standard functions
  • Applications of integration