# Standard pathways

Students intending to continue to level-2 (second-year) mathematics and statistics should take one of the four first-year mathematics and statistics pathways below. Which pathway(s) you can take depends on the level of mathematics that you completed at school and on your grades.

Completing one of these pathways satisfies the prerequisites for level-2 mathematics and statistics subjects.

The information below is intended for students commencing in semester 1. Students commencing mid-year are recommended to seek individual course advice.

### MAST10005 Calculus 1 stream

#### For students who completed VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 but not VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4, or achieved a VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 study score ≤ 29, or equivalent

Semester 1 | MAST10005 Calculus 1 |

Semester 2 | MAST10006 Calculus 2 |

Semester 2 or summer semester | MAST10007 Linear Algebra |

### Standard stream

#### For students with a study score ≥ 29 in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent

Our flagship first-year subjects cover the essential material with a focus on computation and applications. They are perfect for students who need to know mathematics in their chosen major or who want to broaden their education.

Semester 1 | MAST10006 Calculus 2 |

Semester 2 | MAST10007 Linear Algebra |

Bachelor of Science students in this stream can also take **MAST10010 Data Analysis 1** in semester 2 if they wish.

### Advanced stream

#### For students with a study score ≥ 36 in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent

The advanced stream is for students who want to understand the core first-year material in greater depth than would be possible in MAST10006/10007 or MAST10008/10009. This stream features more emphasis on mathematical proof, formal logic and communication than the accelerated or standard streams. It is designed for strong students interested in the beauty of formal mathematics, particularly those who intend to study higher level mathematics, statistics, physics and mathematical physics.

Semester 1 | MAST10022 Linear Algebra: Advanced |

Semester 2 | MAST10021 Calculus 2: Advanced |

Bachelor of Science students in this stream can also take **MAST10010 Data Analysis 1** in semester 2 if they wish.

### Accelerated stream

#### For students with a study score ≥ 38 in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or equivalent

The accelerated stream is for strong students who want to quickly cover the core first-year mathematics material as well as the equivalent of a second-year subject MAST20026 Real Analysis in two semesters. This rapid treatment also has more emphasis on mathematical proof than MAST10006 and MAST10007. This stream is highly recommended for Bachelor of Commerce students looking to major in Actuarial Studies.

Semester 1 | MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 |

Semester 2 | MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 |

Bachelor of Science students in this stream can also take **MAST10010 Data Analysis 1** in semester 2 if they wish.

Students with a Specialist Mathematics 3/4 study score of 35-37 may apply to sit the Advanced Placement Test to seek entry to the accelerated stream. Information about the Advanced Placement Test is available here.