Mathematics and Statistics electives or breadth

Study mathematics and statistics to complement another discipline.

Below are some suggested mathematics and statistics subjects which would be suitable as electives or breadth to complement studies in other disciplines. Students wishing to do additional mathematics and statistics in their degree may also consider the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences.

Arts, Music

Mathematics and Statistics breadth subjects

These subjects are suitable for Arts or Music students looking for a single mathematics and statistics subject for their first year, and have no additional mathematics prerequisites.

Subject Offered in
UNIB10006 Critical Thinking with Data Semester 1
MAST10020 Magic, Music, and Mathematics Semester 2

Mainstream Mathematics and Statistics subjects

Students who have completed VCE mathematics may also choose from subjects in the standard first-year mathematics pathways, or choose from the subjects below, according to their VCE background.

Subject Offered in Required VCE background
MAST10010 Data Analysis 1 Semester 2 Study score ≥25 in VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 (or equivalent)
MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics Semester 1 and summer (online) Completed VCE Mathematical Methods 1/2 but not (or study score ≤25 in) VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4

Students with a qualification other than VCE should seek individual course advice about their options.

Note: Students intending to take the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences, or wishing to continue to second-year mathematics and statistics subjects, should take one of the standard first-year mathematics pathways.

Biology, life sciences

Students intending to major in biosciences or health sciences are recommended to take a statistics subject:

Subject Offered in
MAST20031 Analysis of Biological Data Semester 1
Note: this is a level-2 subject and is usually taken in a student's second year.
MAST10010 Data Analysis 1 Semester 2

Students are also suggested to take a calculus subject (MAST10005 Calculus 1, MAST10006 Calculus 2 or MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2) from the standard first-year mathematics pathways.

Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce students may take mathematics and statistics as breadth, and may take mathematics and statistics subjects to satisfy the Bachelor of Commerce quantitative requirement.

To satisfy the quantitative requirement

Students should take the Standard first-year mathematics pathway plus

Subject Offered in
MAST20004 Probability
or
MAST20006 Probability for Statistics
Semester 1 and 2*
MAST20005 Statistics Semester 2 or summer

* MAST20004 is offered in semester 1 and 2, MAST20006 is offered only in semester 1.

Other breadth subjects

The following subjects are suggested for students looking for other mathematics and statistics subjects to complement their Commerce studies:

Subject Offered in
MAST20026 Real Analysis Semester 1 and 2
MAST20018 Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research Semester 2
MAST30022 Decision Making
Note: This subject has additional level-2 mathematics and statistics prerequisites.
Semester 2

Computing

The following subjects are suitable as electives to complement a Computing and Software Systems major:

Standard first-year mathematics pathway plus any of the following:

Subject Offered in
MAST20026 Real Analysis Semester 1 and 2
MAST20018 Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research Semester 2
MAST20022 Group Theory and Linear Algebra
Note: This subject has MAST20026 Real Analysis or MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 as a prerequisite.
Semester 2
MAST30011 Graph Theory
Note: This is a level-3 subject and has level-2 mathematics and statistics prerequisites.
Semester 1
MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics
Note: This is a level-3 subject and has level-2 mathematics and statistics prerequisites.
Semester 2

Education

Students who plan to undertake the Master of Teaching may choose mathematics either as a major or a minor study.

Students wishing to complete mathematics as a major study are advised to follow one of the specialisations in the Mathematics and Statistics major.

Students wishing to complete mathematics as a minor study are suggested to take the following subjects:

Standard first-year mathematics pathway plus

Subject Offered in
MAST20026 Real Analysis Semester 1 and 2

Plus a selection of the following subjects (including at least one level-2 subject):

Subject Offered in
MAST10010 Data Analysis 1 Semester 2
MAST20018 Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research Semester 2
MAST20009 Vector Calculus Semester 1 and 2
MAST20004 Probability
or
MAST20006 Probability for Statistics
Semester 1 and 2*
MAST20005 Statistics
Note: This subject has MAST20004 Probability or MAST20006 Probability for Statistics as prerequisites.
Semester 2 and summer

Please refer to the Master of Teaching website for more information about entry requirements for the Master of Teaching.

* MAST20004 is offered in semester 1 and 2, MAST20006 is offered only in semester 1.