Mathematics and Statistics

Major/Minor/Specialisation !R01-AA-MAJ+1021 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010


Dr Steven Carnie

Department of 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.
Objectives: Graduates will be prepared for these pathways by developing:
  • depth of knowledge in a coherent discipline-based undergraduate program which allows a student to build expertise and interest in particular specialisation areas
  • conceptual understanding through the use of technology and linking of application areas to theory as appropriate
  • transferable skills such as logical reasoning, oral and written communication, problem-solving, research, time management
  • analytical and cognitive skills which will enable the development of critical and creative thinking
  • the capacity to perform as an effective team member in collaborative work with colleagues.
Structure & Available Subjects: Completion of 50 points of study at third year level
There are four specialisations within the Mathematics and Statistics major.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science

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