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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Science component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Science
Offered bySchool of Applied Sciences and Engineering
CoordinatorDr Andrew Percy (School of Applied Sciences and Engineering)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Mathematical techniques and models form a significant component of nearly all branches of modern science. Mathematics is also an important discipline in its own right, and encompasses the formal study of numerical, algebraic and analytical structures, the development of quantitative methods essential for the practice and development of science, engineering, economics and other fields, and the development and utilisation of mathematical and numerical models in various contexts.

The mathematics and modelling minor sequence provides a grounding in mathematical techniques relevant to modelling and problem analysis, spanning continuous mathematics and deterministic modelling.


Level one

Level two

  • MAT2731 Multivariate analysis
  • MAT2742 Mathematical modeling of the environment
  • STA2216 Applied statistics 2A

Sequence requirements

Minor sequence in mathematics and modelling (24 points)

Requirements for honours in mathematics

  • 24 points of relevant level-three units, of which 18 points are normally mathematics units. Level three mathematics units and an honours program in mathematics are only available on the Clayton campus.

Additional information

The mathematics and modelling minor sequence combines well with all science sequences, assisting students to develop skills in logic and analytical thinking as well as providing specific skills in problem solving, modelling and data analysis.

First level units provide essential foundation knowledge for upper level studies. Students may then select second level units according to their needs and interests. Students planning to take third level mathematics units offered from the Clayton campus must include MTH1030 at first level and MTH2010 at second level.

Relevant courses

0050 Bachelor of Science