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  • Introduction to MathematicsMAST10012

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will strengthen and develop algebraic and conceptual skills, building a firm mathematical base for MAST10005 Calculus 1. Fundamental concepts about number systems and set theory will be followed by introductory counting principles and techniques. These will be applied to the laws of prob...

  • ProbabilityMAST20004

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers a thorough grounding in the basic concepts of mathematical probability and probabilistic modelling. Topics covered include random experiments and sample spaces, probability axioms and theorems, discrete and continuous random variables/distributions (including measures of locat...

  • Techniques in Operations ResearchMAST30013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces some major techniques and algorithms for solving nonlinear optimisation problems. Unconstrained and constrained systems will be considered, for both convex and non-convex problems. The methods covered include: interval search techniques, Newton and quasi-Newton methods, pe...

  • Data Science Project Pt2MAST90107

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This capstone project will provide the culmination of the Master of Data Science degree. It will apply the skills developed during the degree to a practical problem of relevance to science, industry, commerce or society in general. Students will continue to work in their teams established in MULT...

  • Advanced Statistical GenomicsMAST90126

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will cover statistical analysis of data arising from modern genomics, and their practical application using R and specialist software. RNA-seq, epigenomics and metagenomics assays will be introduced, together with properties of the resulting data, appropriate pre-analyses and advanced...

  • Linear RegressionMAST90102

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides the foundation for regression modelling. Topics covered include: the method of least squares; regression models and related statistical inference; flexible nonparametric regression; analysis of covariance to adjust for confounding; multiple regression with matrix algebra; mo...

  • Infectious Disease DynamicsMAST90129

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces the fundamental mathematical models used to study infectious diseases at both the epidemiological and within-host scale. The emphasis is on: 1) how models are developed, from conceptualisation through to implementation in software; and 2) how to apply models to questions o...

  • Research Project Part 2MAST90120

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research program in the area of Mathematics and Statistics. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the School's academic staff. A list of the research interests of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is outlin...

  • Advanced Mathematical StatisticsMAST90123

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is an advanced course that prepares students for research careers in statistics, which nowadays typically require a combination of applied, methodological and theoretical skills. By considering a variety of statistical topics in depth it introduces students to the technical skills and method...

  • Biological Modelling and SimulationMAST30032

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces the concepts of mathematical and computational modelling of biological systems, and how they are applied to data in order to study the underlying drivers of observed behaviour. The subject emphasises the role of abstraction and simplification of biological systems and requ...

  • Research Project Part 1MAST90119

    Offered:March, JulyYear:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research program in the area of Mathematics and Statistics. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the School's academic staff. A list of the research interests of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is outlin...

  • Multivariate Statistical TechniquesMAST90085

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Multivariate statistics concerns the analysis of collections of random variables that has general applications across the sciences and more recently in bioinformatics. It overlaps machine learning and data mining, and leads into functional data analysis. Here random vectors and matrices are intro...

  • Research Project Part CMAST90077

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, students undertake a substantial research program in the area of Mathematics and Statistics. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a member of the Department's academic staff. A list of the research interests of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is ou...

  • AMSI Summer SchoolMAST90079

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    The AMSI Summer School is a four-week program hosted at different Australian universities by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. In 2017 it was held at Sydney University, in 2018 at Monash, and in 2019 at UNSW. This subject will give students the opportunity to attend subjects taught ...

  • Linear AlgebraMAST10007

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject gives a solid grounding in key areas of modern mathematics needed in science and technology. It develops the concepts of vectors, matrices and the methods of linear algebra. Students should develop the ability to use the methods of linear algebra and gain an appreciation of mathemati...

  • StatisticsMAST20005

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces the theory underlying modern statistical inference and statistical computation. In particular, it demonstrates that many commonly used statistical procedures arise as applications of a common theory. Both classical and Bayesian statistical methods are developed. Basic stat...

  • Discrete MathematicsMAST30012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is concerned with the study of objects, which are finite in number and typically computable. At a computational level one seeks efficient algorithms and methods for construction and counting of the objects. The main topics to be covered are: enumeration, permutations, designs, finit...

  • Complex AnalysisMAST30021

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Complex analysis is a core subject in pure and applied mathematics, as well as the physical and engineering sciences. While it is true that physical phenomena are given in terms of real numbers and real variables, it is often too difficult and sometimes not possible, to solve the algebraic and di...

  • Graph TheoryMAST30011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Graphs model networks of all types such as telecommunication, transport, computer and social networks. They also model physical structures such as crystals and abstract structures within computer algorithms. This subject is an introduction to the modern field of graph theory. It emphasises the re...

  • Thinking and Reasoning with DataMAST90044

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What conclusion can be drawn from a pool of data? How can a scientist draw meaningful conclusions while not overreaching? How can modelling help the scientist interpret data? This subject will address these questions by teaching students critical thinking and data analysis skills. After completin...