MATH2859 is a Mathematics Level II course; it is available only to Engineering students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program. 

Units of credit: 3

Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 or DPST1014 (or, in Program 3648 or 3651 or 3652 or 3653 or 3749, MATH1131 or MATH1141).

Exclusions: MATH2801, MATH2901, MATH2089, MATH2099, BEES2041, CVEN2002, ECON3209

Cycle of offering: Term 2 

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information:

The course outlines contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

.The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

If you are currently enrolled in MATH2859, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course description

Sample spaces, probability, random variables and probability distributions; examples of discrete and continuous distributions; Central Limit Theorem; statistical inference, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; bivariate normal distribution, optimal mean square estimation, introduction to the multivariate normal distribution; linear regression and least squares estimation; inference in the linear model; on-line and off-line estimation; statistical quality control; models, applications and statistical algorithms relevant to the fields of computer, electrical, software and telecommunications engineering. Note: Available only to students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program.