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Mathematics Major


Provides students with a broad base of mathematics skills across the core areas of applied mathematics, including calculus, statistics, mathematical modelling and linear algebra.

The applied flavour of the major provides the necessary background for students wishing to pursue higher studies in areas of applied mathematics and statistics. Students whose primary focus is in the biological sciences, physical sciences, business or finance, will also benefit from the development/enhancement of core skills in data analysis and modelling, making mathematics a strong choice as a second and supporting major.

Special entry requirements

All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR or Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.





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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical mathematical situations.
  2. Apply digital technologies and numeracy to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  3. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  4. Demonstrate a universal mathematical outlook.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate mathematical solutions.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and solve complex mathematical problems.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT1163Linear Algebra15
MAT1184Problem Solving and Modelling15
MAT1236Calculus 115
MAT2438Optimisation and Networks15
MAT2439Mathematical Modelling15
MAT2440Time Series Forecasting15
MAT3486Multivariate Calculus15
MAT2110Applied Statistics15

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