Mathematics and Statistics

Every scientist, engineer, medical specialist and economist uses maths and/or statistics, all the time. And there is so much more to it than you’ve studied in high school! Discover branches of mathematics and statistics that you never knew existed and learn to answer questions you might never have thought to ask.

The Mathematics and Statistics subject set

MAST10006
Calculus 2

OR

MAST10021
Calculus 2: Advanced

OR

MAST10008
Accelerated Mathematics 1

MAST10007
Linear Algebra

OR

MAST10022
Linear Algebra: Advanced

OR

MAST10009
Accelerated Mathematics 2

Which Mathematics and Statistics subjects should I take?

That depends! There are several subjects available, and you’ll choose based on your existing maths and statistics knowledge.

  • MAST10005 Calculus 1
    This subject is for students who want to proceed with the Mathematics & Statistics subject set, but who haven’t  completed (or scored 28 or below in) VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent). You will then be eligible to move on to the standard subjects in the set.
  • MAST10006 Calculus 2
    This, along with MAST10007 Linear Algebra, is the standard subject choice for the Mathematics & Statistics subject set for students who have completed VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent). It is also available in Summer Semester, allowing students who started with MAST10005 to complete the subject set.
  • MAST10007 Linear Algebra
    This, along with MAST10006 Calculus 2, is the standard subject choice for the Mathematics & Statistics subject set for students who have completed VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent). It is also available in Summer Semester, allowing students who started with MAST10005 to complete the subject set.
  • MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1
    Students who scored 38 or above in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent) are eligible to enrol in this subject to cover core first-year material as well as the equivalent of MAST20026 Real Analysis in an accelerated format.
  • MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2
    Students who scored 38 or above in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent) are eligible to enrol in this subject to cover core first-year material as well as the equivalent of MAST20026 Real Analysis in an accelerated format.
  • MAST10022 Linear Algebra: Advanced
    Students who scored 36 and above in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent) are eligible to enrol in this subject, which will provide greater depth including an emphasis on mathematical rigour and proof.
  • MAST10021 Calculus 2: Advanced
    Students who scored 36 and above in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent) are eligible to enrol in this subject, which will provide greater depth including an emphasis on mathematical rigour and proof.

Other Mathematics and Statistics subjects

Interested in maths and/or statistics, but not keen on the Mathematics & Statistics subject set? Or looking to expand upon it? This subject is available to all BSc students. Remember, you must complete Level 1 subjects from at least two different areas
of science and you can take a maximum of three subjects from any one area.

  • MAST10010 Data Analysis 1
    Develop your understanding of the fundamental concepts of probability and statistics, and build the knowledge required for study of data analysis and experimental design.

Majors linked to Mathematics and Statistics

This subject set is a requirement for the following majors:

Bioengineering SystemsChemical SystemsCivil SystemsClimate & Weather
Computing & Software SystemsData ScienceElectrical SystemsEnvironmental Engineering Systems
Mathematical PhysicsMathematics & StatisticsMechanical SystemsMechatronics Systems
PhysicsSpatial Systems 

Mathematics and Statistics is taught by the School of Mathematics and Statistics

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Next steps

Now that you’ve learned all about your subject set options, you can start enrolling – if you need additional help, make sure to contact Stop 1.

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