Note: We are aware some course exclusions on the Handbook may be different to the School website. We are in the process of updating this information. Meanwhile, students should be following the Handbook course information with the School website information as a supplement.

  • Students whose program requires them to take Mathematics courses in later years must take the standard first year courses MATH1131 Mathematics 1A and MATH1231 Mathematics 1B, or their higher equivalents MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A and MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B. The higher versions cover all of the material in MATH1131 and MATH1231, often at greater depth, and are intended for students who have obtained high marks in HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Extension 2, or very high marks in Mathematics Extension 1 alone.

    Students who do not intend studying Mathematics beyond Year 1 may instead take the courses MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences and MATH1041 Statistics for Life and Social Sciences. However, students who select these courses should seriously consider the implications of their choice because only a limited number of further Mathematics courses will be available to them. 

    The single course MATH1011 Fundamentals of Mathematics B is also available to students seeking an alternate prerequisite for MATH1131 in cases where they do not meet the normal HSC prerequisites. Students should note, however, that only one of MATH1011 and MATH1131 can be counted in their degree.

    MATH1151 Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1A and MATH1251 Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1B are similar to MATH1141 and MATH1241, but are designed for Actuarial Studies students, for students in the BCom/BSc who are taking majors in Finance and Mathematics and for the Mathematics and Finance Plan in Advanced Science.

    The course MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics is an additional Level I course which is highly recommended for all students who intend to major in Mathematics. It may be taken in Stage 1 or Stage 2, depending on the mathematical background of the student.

    Course code
    Description
    Term 1
    Term 2
    Term 3

    DATA1001

    Introduction to Data Science



    DATA1001



    MATH1011

     Fundamentals of Mathematics B

     MATH1011



     MATH1011

    MATH1031

     Mathematics for Life Sciences

     MATH1031



     MATH1031

    MATH1041

     Statistics for Life and Social Sciences

     MATH1041

     MATH1041

     MATH1041

    MATH1081

     Discrete Mathematics

     MATH1081

     MATH1081

     MATH1081

    MATH1131

     Mathematics 1A

     MATH1131

     MATH1131

     MATH1131

    MATH1141

     Higher Mathematics 1A

     MATH1141



     MATH1141

    MATH1151

     Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1A

     MATH1151





    MATH1231

     Mathematics 1B

     MATH1231

     MATH1231

     MATH1231

    MATH1241

     Higher Mathematics 1B

     MATH1241

     MATH1241



    MATH1251

     Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1B



     MATH1251



  • In second year, we offer you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skill in the 'core' areas of mathematics and statistics and, at the same time, to begin to specialise towards Applied MathematicsPure Mathematics, or Statistics.

    Some of the courses you take are determined by your choice of Majors/Minors (in the Science degree program 3970 or combined degree programs) or a study plan (in Advanced Science). Other courses are 'free electives' which you can choose for yourself.

    The information given here is to help you choose your electives, starting with a list of courses together with links to a fuller description of each course. Many of the courses are available at Higher level as well as Ordinary, so we offer advice on whether to take Higher courses. Finally, there is a guide to the differences between Applied, Pure and Statistics and how this may affect your choice of courses.

    What do we offer?

    Course List for Mathematics and Statistics Majors etc.

    The following is a list of the courses we offer Mathematics and Statistics majors at second year. Each item in the list is linked to a course description which tells you what the course is about and why it is worth studying. The last digit of the course number tells you how many units of credit it is worth: last digit 0 means 3 units of credit and last digit 1 means 6 units of credit.  

    NOTE: MATH2260 is not taught every year.

    Course code
    Description
    Term 1
    Term 2
    Term 3

    MATH2011

     Several Variable Calculus

     MATH2011

       

    MATH2018

     Engineering Mathematics 2D

     MATH2018

     MATH2018

     MATH2018

    MATH2019

     Engineering Mathematics 2E

     MATH2019

     

     MATH2019

    MATH2069

     Mathematics 2A

       

     MATH2069

    MATH2089

     Numerical Methods & Statistics

     MATH2089

     MATH2089

     

    MATH2099

     Mathematics 2B

     

     MATH2099

     

    MATH2111

     Higher Several Variable Calculus

     MATH2111

       

    MATH2121

     Differential Equations

     

     MATH2121

     

    MATH2221

     Higher Differential Equations

     

     MATH2221

     

    MATH2241

     Intro to Atmosphere & Ocean Dynamics

     MATH2241

       

    MATH2301

     Mathematical Computing

     MATH2301

       

    MATH2400

     Finite Mathematics

     

     MATH2400

     

    MATH2501

     Linear Algebra

     

     MATH2501

     

    MATH2521

     Complex Analysis

       

     MATH2521

    MATH2601

     Higher Linear Algebra

     

     MATH2601

     

    MATH2621

     Higher Complex Analysis

       

     MATH2621

    MATH2701

     Algebra and Analysis

       

     MATH2701

    MATH2801

     Theory of Statistics

     

     MATH2801

     

    MATH2831

     Linear Models

       

     MATH2831

    MATH2859

     Probability, Statistics and Information

     

     MATH2859

     

    MATH2871

     Data Management for Statistical Analysis

     MATH2871

       

    MATH2901

     Higher Theory of Statistics

     

     MATH2901

     

    MATH2931

     Higher Linear Models

       

     MATH2931

  • The following is a list of courses we offer Mathematics and Statistics majors at third year.

    Not all Level III courses in Mathematics and Statistics are offered every year. If a course is not being offered in a particular year, the course entry below will indicate that. 

    Students proceeding to Year 4 (Honours) in some area of Mathematics or Statistics should consult with the relevant Honours Directors (see the information about Honours) before making a final choice of Level III courses. 

    Course code
    Description
    Term 1
    Term 2
    Term 3

    DATA3001

     Data Science and Decisions

       

     DATA3001

    MATH3041

     Mathematical Modelling

     

     MATH3041

     

    MATH3051

     Applied Real and Functional Analysis

       

     MATH3051

    MATH3101**

     Computational Mathematics for Science and Engineering**

       

     MATH3101

    MATH3121

     Mathematical Methods

     MATH3121

       

    MATH3161

     Optimization

     MATH3161

       

    MATH3171***

    Linear and Discrete Optimization Modelling***

         

    MATH3191***

     Mathematical Optimization for Data Science***

       

     MATH3191

    MATH3201

     Dynamical Systems and Chaos

       

     MATH3201

    MATH3261

     Fluids, Oceans and Climate

       

     MATH3261

    MATH3311

     Mathematical Computing for Finance

     

     MATH3311

     

    MATH3361**

     Stochastic Differential Equations**

         

    MATH3371

     Numerical Linear Algebra

     MATH3371

       

    MATH3411

     Information, Codes and Ciphers

       

     MATH3411

    MATH3521

     Algebraic Techniques in Number Theory

     MATH3521

       

    MATH3531

     Topology and Differential Geometry

       

     MATH3531

    MATH3560

     History of Mathematics

     MATH3560

       

    MATH3570

     Foundations of Calculus

     MATH3570

       

    MATH3611

     Higher Analysis

     

     MATH3611

     

    MATH3701

     Higher Topology and Differential Geometry

       

     MATH3701

    MATH3711

     Higher Algebra

     MATH3711

       

    MATH3801

     Probability and Stochastic Processes

     MATH3801

       

    MATH3811

     Statistical Inference

     MATH3811

       

    MATH3821

     Statistical Modelling and Computing

     

     MATH3821

     

    MATH3831

     Statistical Methods in Social and Market Research

     

     MATH3831

     

    MATH3851

     Experimental Design and Categorical Data

       

     MATH3851

    MATH3871

     Bayesian Inference and Computation

       

     MATH3871

    MATH3901

     Higher Probability and Stochastic Processes

     MATH3901

       

    MATH3911

     Higher Statistical Inference

     MATH3911

       

    MATH6781

     Biomathematics

     

     MATH6781

     

    ** These courses (MATH3101 and MATH3361) are offered in alternate years. MATH3101 will be offered in even years (2022, 2024…), and MATH3361 will be offered in odd years (2023, 2025…).

    *** These courses (MATH3171 and MATH3191) are offered in alternate years. MATH3191 will be offered in even years (2022, 2024…), and MATH3171 will be offered in odd years (2023, 2025…).