Bridging Program

MathTrackX is a program containing six online courses which is offered as an XSeries on the edX platform. 

The program is self-paced and fully online. It is accepted as a prerequisite at the University of Adelaide instead of SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods. It can also be undertaken simply to revise the content in high school mathematics.

Enrol in MathTrackX

Useful details about MathTrackX:

Content: 

  • Covers the main content from Year 12 Maths Methods.   
  • Requires you to be confident with high school maths up to the end of Year 11. 
  • Split into six mini courses: Polynomials, Special Functions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Probability, Statistics. 

Prerequisites: 

  • Stands in place of Maths Methods as a prerequisite for uni entry and for course enrolment.  
  • Note a Science degree doesn’t require Maths Methods for entry, but the Physics courses will require Maths Methods to enrol in them. 
  • Other universities do accept MathTrackX as prerequisites, but we have no control over that, and you have to check with them. 
  • You don’t have to complete the course to fill out your SATAC or International Application form. 
  • To get in the first round of university offers, you do need to complete by the third week in December. 

Other courses: 

  • We do not provide a bridging course for Specialist Maths. Instead there is a course you can do as part of your university degree called Mathematics IM. 
  • If you have the opportunity to do Maths Methods at High School as part of SACE, then we strongly recommend that you do so.

How it works: 

  • Completely online course with no classes. 
  • Students can enrol whenever they want and complete the course at their own pace.  
  • Most people take five months to do the course. 
  • Each of the six mini courses has its own online exam, and you get several attempts at the exam. You can ask for feedback on your exam attempts. 
  • The system will set deadlines for you, but you can shift them without any penalties. 
  • Students can get support through the discussion forums in the online course and through the MLC Drop-In Centre at the Uni of Adelaide. 

Cost: 

  • You can have access to each mini course for four weeks without having to pay.  
  • You will not be able to do the exams or get a certificate of completion without paying. 
  • Each of the six mini courses costs  $79 US. 
  • You get a 10% discount if you enrol in all six at once. 
  • The whole course costs between $600 and $650 depending on the exchange rate. 
  • You can't include the cost of MathTrackX as part of HECS.

Additional resources

The following resources were created for the previous versions of the bridging courses (MathsTrack and MathsStart). The main resources are PDF booklets for each of the topics in the course, that contain explanations, examples and exercises with answers.

Anyone is able to access these resources and use them for personal study at any time. You do not need to contact us to use them for personal study, but note that the books are copyright, so we do want you to ask permission to use them to teach students of your own.