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# Mathematics and Statistics

MajorYear: 2017

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Mathematics and Statistics

## Contact information

### Coordinator

**Coordinator**

Dr David Ridout

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

**Contact**

david.ridout@unimelb.edu.au

## Overview

A Mathematics and Statistics major will provide essential knowledge and transferable skills for students entering careers or research in the following areas: General sciences, Agriculture and environmental sciences, Banking, Finance and Commerce, Engineering, Government, Education, Industry, e.g. logistics/project manager, market research consultant, IT and computing, and Medicine.

NOTE - Level 3 subjects taken as part of this major cannot be cross credited to the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences

## Intended learning outcomes

*Mathematics and Statistics Major Graduates should demonstrate:*

- ability to construct logical, clearly presented and justified arguments;
- ability to formulate and model practical and abstract problems in mathematics and statistics;
- mastery of a broad range of mathematical and statistical methods, with a particular emphasis in one of four specialisations;
- ability to analyse complex problems, then choose and apply appropriate mathematical/statistical tools in finding a solution;
- appreciation of the universal utility of mathematics and statistics within all fields of science;
- appreciation that mathematics and statistics are disciplines based on rigorous proofs and logical deduction;
- understanding of the role of mathematics and statistics in other fields;
- ability to communicate clearly, effectively and precisely about mathematical and statistical ideas;
- ability to clearly communicate abstract mathematical/statistical ideas to an audience with a heterogeneous background in sciences;
- understanding of the applicability of mathematics and statistics in addressing current issues facing humankind.
- an ability to work effectively and responsibly both as an individual and as part of a team..

Last updated: 3 September 2019