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# Mathematics and Statistics

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Mathematics and Statistics

## 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

On completion of this major, students should be able to 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: 15 November 2021