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


The major has been designed to provide graduates with:

  • a 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
  • an 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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the 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
  • 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 and statistics.

Program of study

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)

Major - Mathematics - Year 2 topics

18 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)
 MATH2712  Algebra  (4.5 units)

Major - Mathematics - Year 3 topics

18 units comprising:

 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)

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.