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Mathematics and Statistics

MajorYear: 2019

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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.


50 credit points

Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.

Subject Options

Majors, minors and specialisations

There are four specialisations within the Mathematics and Statistics major.

Name Credit Points
Pure Mathematics specialisation
Applied Mathematics specialisation
Operations Research / Discrete Mathematics specialisation
Statistics / Stochastic Processes specialisation

Last updated: 14 August 2019