To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:



The extended major has been designed to provide graduates with:

  • a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of applied mathematics and statistics
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • well developed written and oral communication skills
  • a strong ability to critically analyse and evaluate mathematical and statistical information, to create models and solve problems
  • the ability to work professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
  • preparation for future professional roles as a mathematician.

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

Learning outcomes

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

  • competently use analytical skills and knowledge in the solution of mathematical problems
  • apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other mathematicians and the wider global community
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team
  • develop complex 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 and statistics.

Program of study

Extended Major - Mathematics - Year 1 topics

The following topics must be selected as part of the 36-unit First Year program:

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

Plus one of

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

#Cognate studies

Extended Major - Mathematics - Year 2 topics

27 units comprising:

 MATH2701  Principles of Analysis  (4.5 units)
 MATH2702  Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  (4.5 units)
 MATH2711  Several Variable Calculus  (4.5 units)
 MATH2722  Numerical Analysis  (4.5 units)
 STAT2701  Statistical Project  (4.5 units)
 STAT2702  Probability  (4.5 units)

Extended Major - Mathematics - Year 3 topics

27 units comprising:

 MATH3702  Methods of Applied Mathematics  (4.5 units)
 MATH3711  Complex Analysis  (4.5 units)
 MATH3712  Partial Differential Equations  (4.5 units)
 MATH3731  Algebra  (4.5 units)
 STAT3701  Statistical Science  (4.5 units)
 STAT3702  Stochastic Processes  (4.5 units)


Program - Mathematics - Year 4 topics for students undertaking the Bachelor of Science (Honours) 4 Year or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Enhanced Program for High Achievers.