Course Description

Course Name

Vector Calculus for Engineers

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

16 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

MAM1003W or MAM1020 or equivalent and MAM1021 or equivalent.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course aims to develop an understanding of differentiation of vector valued functions, space curves and surfaces. Partial derivatives, chain rule, maxima and minima, Lagrange multipliers. Gradient, divergence and curl. Taylor's theorem for one and several variables, Jacobians, Newton's method for several variables. Multiple integrals and change of variable. Surface integrals. Line integrals, work done by a force, potentials. Green's theorem, divergence theorem, and Stokes' theorem.

Assessment: One paper written in June or November no longer than 2.5 hours: 60%, year mark: 40%.

*Course content subject to change