The Engineering Mathematics Skills Analysis is a series of small mathematics diagnostic tests designed for students who want to to study in the engineering program at CQUniversity. The results of these tests are used to help personalise a program of study for each engineering student, dependant upon the mathematics skills that they have.

What areas will the skills analysis cover?

The Engineering Mathematics Skills Analysis covers eight key areas: Trigonometry, Algebraic Manipulation, Indices, Linear Relationships, Equation Solving, Logarithms, Relations and Functions Notation, and Calculus.

How long will it take to complete the skills analysis?

Each diagnostic test consist of 5 questions and should take only a few minutes to complete. A time allocation of a maximum of one hour per area is permitted. This ensures that you will not be under any time pressure to complete each diagnostic test.

What other resources are required?

A computer with a stable internet connection, a pen and some paper on which to make notes.

What will happen upon completion of the testing?

For each diagnostic test record your score. Then add together your scores from across all eight diagnostic tests. Your final score will assist you to self assess your engineering mathematics course enrolment.

TEP Skills Assessment

The TEP Skills Assessment is a series of small assessments that are used to measure the readiness of students who wish to enrol in the Tertiary Entry Program (TEP) at CQUniversity. The TEP Skills Assessment is compulsory and should be completed after submission of your TEP application but prior to enrolment in the Tertiary Entry Program.  
If you have not yet submitted an application form or you would like to find out more about the TEP course, please contact the School of Access Education by phone on 1800 651 891, or by email at tep@cqu.edu.au.

What will the TEP Skills Assessment cover?

Students will be assessed in computing, mathematics, and literacy.

How long will it take to complete the TEP Skills Assessment?

The computing assessment is not timed, but the mathematics and literacy assessments are timed at one hour each, although the time taken for each activity will vary depending upon students’ abilities.  The activities can also be completed at different times. For example, the literacy activity can be completed at a certain time and then the computing test at a later time or even a later date. A total of up to 3 hours may be required to complete all activities, and each individual activity must be completed once commenced.

What else is required?

A computer with a stable internet connection, some pens and some paper on which to write notes.

What will happen upon completion of the TEP Skills Assessment?

The TEP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the results of your TEP Skills Assessment and your readiness for TEP. If you are considered eligible for TEP, the TEP Coordinator will arrange an interview to organise a personalised program of study for you, which will be dependent upon your preferred path of undergraduate study.

STEPS Diagnostic Testing is a series of small diagnostic tests designed for people who have already submitted an application form to enter the STEPS (Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies) course at CQUniversity. The results of these tests are used to help personalise a course of study for each STEPS student.

If you would like to find out more about STEPS, please visit the website www.cqu.edu.au/steps. To apply, visit the STEPS page in the CQUniversity Handbook and click on "Apply Online".

What will the tests cover?

The Steps Diagnostic Testing covers four areas: personal writing, computing, mathematics and literacy.

How long will it take to complete the tests?

Each test takes between 15 and 60 minutes to complete, but tests can be taken at different times; for example, the personal writing test can be completed one day and the computing test the next day. A total of up to 3 hours may be required to complete all four tests.

What other resources are required?

A computer with a stable internet connection, some pens and some paper on which to write notes.

What will happen upon completion of STEPS Diagnostic Testing?

A STEPS Access Coordinator will contact you about the test results, arrange an interview to discuss your results and, if successful, organise a personalised course of study for you.

Students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds - please note that STEPS does not meet the English language proficiency requirements for CQUniversity's undergraduate courses. For more information about English language proficiency requirements, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.