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Delft University of Technology

Pre-University Calculus

Delft University of Technology via edX


Mathematics is the language of Science, Engineering and Technology. Calculus is an elementary mathematical course in any Science and Engineering Bachelor. Pre-university Calculus will prepare you for the Introductory Calculus courses by reviewing five important mathematical subjects that are assumed to be mastered by beginning Bachelor students: functions, equations, differentiation, integration and analytic geometry. After this course you will be well prepared to start your university calculus course. You will learn to understand the necessary definitions and mathematical concepts needed and you will be trained to apply those and solve mathematical problems. You will feel confident in using basic mathematical techniques for your first calculus course at university-level, building on high-school level mathematics. We aim to teach you the skills, but also to show you how mathematics will be used in different engineering and science disciplines.

Education method

This is a self-paced course consisting of 7 modules (or weeks) and 1 final exam. The modules consist of a collection of 3-5 minute lecture videos, inspirational videos on the use of mathematics in Science, Engineering and Technology, (interactive) exercises and homework.

The videos, practice exercises and homework are available free of charge in the audit track. In the ID-verified track, necessary if you pursue a certificate, you can additionally access the final exam.

This course has been awarded with the 2016 Open Education Award for Excellence in the category 'Open MOOC' by the Open Education Consortium.


4.8 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

4.3 rating at edX based on 14 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    Studying Pre-University Calculus at Delft University of Technology via edX was an enriching experience. The course content was comprehensive, and the instructors were knowledgeable and supportive. The interactive exercises and quizzes helped solidify my understanding of the concepts. However, some video lectures felt a bit rushed, making it challenging to grasp certain topics. Overall, it's a great way to prepare for university-level calculus.
  • Cord.
    I took this course some years ago and I keep a good memory of it.
    It teaches some useful concepts that I still remember, it also features some exercises and some notes which the student can read and work.
    The videos were just okay, they did their work.
    It's a basic introduction to Calculus, and it's good as such, as a basic introduction for people who want to know a bit about it, without going deep or digging into complex subjects.
  • Dennis B. Mendiola

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