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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 complete as a minimum MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics or ATAR Mathematics Methods or ATAR Mathematics Specialist , with equivalents considered.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT1250Mathematics 115
MAT1251Mathematics 215
MAT2110Applied Statistics15
MAT2438Optimisation and Networks15
MAT2440Time Series Forecasting15
MAT3150Differential Equations and Numerical Methods15
MAT3486Multivariate Calculus15
MAT3487Decision Making and Risk15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical mathematical situations.
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and solve complex mathematical problems.
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate mathematical solutions.
  4. Use mathematical software packages to investigate and solve problems in mathematical and statistical contexts.
  5. Communicate mathematical knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  6. Demonstrate a universal mathematical outlook with respect to diversity, including indigenous cultural competence.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate mathematical methods.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship.

Related Courses

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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