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The program of study aims to develop a range of transferable research, analytical and communication skills including the capacity to:

  • develop a foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of mathematics
  • understand professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
  • understand the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
  • prepare for future professional roles as a mathematician.

The major provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in a mathematics related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • competently use professional skills and knowledge in the analysis and solution of complex mathematical problems
  • apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other mathematicians and statisticians and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team
  • develop mathematical solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
  • engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of mathematics.

Program of study

Major - Mathematics - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

Core - Year 1 Topics

 MATH1121  Mathematics 1A  (4.5 units)
 MATH1122  Mathematics 1B  (4.5 units)
 STAT1132  Statistics 1  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 Topics

Plus one of:

 STAT1121  Data Science  (4.5 units)
 STAT1122  Biostatistics  (4.5 units)

Major - Mathematics - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

Core - Year 2 Topics

 MATH2701  Principles of Analysis  (4.5 units)
 MATH2702  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  (4.5 units)
 MATH2711  Several Variable Calculus  (4.5 units)
 MATH2712  Algebra  (4.5 units)

Major - Mathematics - Year 3 topics

18 units comprising:

Core - Year 3 Topics

 MATH3701  Numerical Analysis  (4.5 units)
 MATH3702  Methods of Applied Mathematics  (4.5 units)
 MATH3711  Complex Analysis  (4.5 units)
 MATH3712  Partial Differential Equations  (4.5 units)