- Credit Hours: 3.00. Courses MA 527 and 528 constitute a two-semester sequence covering a broad range of subjects useful in early graduate engineering courses. Topics in MA 527 include linear algebra, systems of ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier series and transforms, and partial differential equations. The distance offering of this course originates from the West Lafayette campus, is offered through streaming video via ProEd, and may be made available at the Calumet campus. MA 511 is recommended. Typically offered Fall.