Mathematics involves observing, representing and investigating patterns and relationships in social and physical phenomena and between mathematical objects themselves.
Mathematics is the science of patterns.
Applications of mathematics use these patterns to explain and predict natural phenomena.’
(National Statement on Mathematics for Australian Schools 1991 p4)
Many students study mathematics not because they want to be a mathematician, but because they realise the benefit that mathematics can have on a broader education.
Tertiary mathematical courses often assume some mathematical knowledge or explicitly require mathematical prerequisites for study in most tertiary degrees. These can include but are not limited to Commerce (MM at ANU, MA at UC), Economics (MM at ANU, MA at UC), Computer Science (SM and ANU), Engineering (SM at ANU), Finance (MM at ANU), Information Technology (MM at ANU and UC), Actuarial Studies (SM double major at ANU) and Business Informatics (MA at UC). (MM=Mathematical Methods, SM=Specialist Mathematics, MA=Mathematical Applications)
Importantly, employers are recognising the benefit that students with mathematical studies can bring to their business. Skills such as analytical thinking, structured and unstructured problem solving and ability to apply rules, formulae and ordered processes to contextual situations are becoming wildly sought after and respected experiences.
Our tertiary courses can prepare students for life in the workforce and tertiary studies.
There are three Tertiary Mathematics Courses.
No course outline available