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Mathematics and Statistics

MajorYear: 2019

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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 - Students undertaking this major may not be concurrently admitted to the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences (D-MATHSC).

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/or statistics;
  • mastery of a broad range of mathematics and/or statistics 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/or statistics in other fields;
  • ability to communicate clearly, effectively and precisely about mathematics and/or statistics 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: 17 April 2019