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  • Critical Thinking with AnalyticsMAST90130

    Offered:Term 1, Term 3Year:2019

    Introduction to the principles and practice of dealing with data, including measurement scales, data organisation, summaries, study design and inference. Students will learn how to think critically about the use of data in the public and private sectors, and appraise how results and analyses are ...

  • Research Project Part 2MAST90117

    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...

  • Applied Data ScienceMAST30034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    AIMS This capstone subject for the Data Science major combines statistical reasoning and practical computing skills to solve challenging problems with big data.   INDICATIVE CONTENT Students will learn about communication of quantitative information and insights; presentation skills; report w...

  • Representation TheoryMAST90017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

      Symmetries arise in mathematics as groups and Representation Theory is the study of groups via their actions on vector spaces. It has important applications in many fields: physics, chemistry, economics, biology and others. This subject will provide the basic tools for studying actions on vect...

  • Advanced Biological Modelling: DynamicsMAST90127

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject builds on your knowledge of how biological modelling provides insight into complex biological phenomena. With a focus on mechanistic modelling and viewing biological systems as dynamic in nature, you will learn how to develop and implement “real-world” models, applicable to current o...

  • Optimisation for IndustryMAST90014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The use of mathematical optimisation is widespread in business, where it is a key analytical tool for managing and planning business operations. It is also required in many industrial processes and is useful to government and community organizations. This subject will expose students to operation...

  • Bayesian Statistical LearningMAST90125

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Bayesian inference treats all unknowns as random variables, and the core task is to update the probability distribution for each unknown as new data is observed. After introducing Bayes’ Theorem to transform prior probabilities into posterior probabilities, the first part of this subject introduc...

  • Data and Decision MakingMAST90072

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The basis for decision making in biotechnology is often the analysis of data. In order for these decisions to be reliable data must be correctly collected and analysed. To control costs data should be efficiently collected and it needs to be properly stored and managed. The interpretation of an a...

  • Continuum MechanicsMAST90113

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops mathematical methods for the study of the mechanics of fluids and solids and illustrates their use in several contexts. Topics covered include Newtonian fluids at low and at high Reynolds number and the linear theory of elasticity. Applications may be drawn from biological, ...

  • Elements of ProbabilityMAST90057

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Randomness is inherent in biological data and the analysis of data arising in both Bioinformatics and Biostatistics requires knowledge of sophisticated probability models and statistical techniques. This subject develops the underlying probability theory that is necessary to understand these mode...

  • Scheduling and OptimisationMAST90050

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Scheduling is critical to manufacturing, mining, and logistics, and is of increasing importance in healthcare and service industries. Most automated systems, ranging from elevators to industrial robots, embed some kind of scheduling algorithms. Building on the Optimisation background provided in ...

  • Fundamentals of MathematicsMAST10017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Note: students with a score of 25 or above in Units 3/4 VCE Mathematics Methods or equivalent would not normally be permitted to take this subject. Fundamentals of Mathematics is designed for students requiring mathematical knowledge and skills which are applicable to, and provide a foundation fo...

  • Research Project Part 3MAST90118

    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...

  • Research Project Part BMAST90076

    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...

  • Differential Topology and GeometryMAST90029

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject extends the methods of calculus and linear algebra to study the geometry and topology of higher dimensional spaces. The ideas introduced are of great importance throughout mathematics, physics and engineering. This subject will cover basic material on the differential topology of man...

  • Magic, Music, and MathematicsMAST10020

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Mathematics appears all around us in the world. While the uses of mathematics in areas such as finance, engineering and science are well known, it is less obvious how mathematical concepts and structures arise in entertainment, the arts and indeed in almost every field of human endeavour. In this...

  • Riemann Surfaces and Complex AnalysisMAST90056

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Riemann surfaces arise from complex analysis. They are central in mathematics, appearing in seemingly diverse areas such as differential and algebraic geometry, number theory, integrable systems, statistical mechanics and string theory. The first part of the subject studies complex analysis. It ...

  • Analysis of Biological DataMAST20031

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A capacity to interpret data is fundamental to making informed decisions in everyday life. The design of experiments, analysis, and interpretation of biological data also lie at the very heart of the scientific enterprise. You cannot be a scientist without an understanding of data and design. Thi...

  • Accelerated Mathematics 2MAST10009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops fundamental concepts and principles in mathematical analysis. Students should gain skills in the practical techniques of differential calculus, integral calculus and infinite series, and study selected applications of these techniques in mathematical modelling. Topics cover...

  • Vector CalculusMAST20009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject studies the fundamental concepts of functions of several variables and vector calculus. It develops the manipulation of partial derivatives and vector differential operators. The gradient vector is used to obtain constrained extrema of functions of several variables. Line, surface an...