The major sequence in mathematics is designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the study of traditional and contemporary mathematics. Highlights include introductions to cryptography, project management, networks, mathematical modelling, and finance. The major also covers the traditional areas required by those intending to become primary or secondary teachers, as teaching of mathematics from K-12 is a high demand field and the demand will grow in the future. The major sequence can act as a pathway to becoming a secondary-school maths teacher when combined with a tertiary teaching qualification.

Career opportunities

A major in mathematics can lead to interesting careers in areas such as operations research, cryptography, finance and computing.

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Completion requirements

For a major a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 20 cp from 100- level Units(Part A);

b. 40 cp from 200-level Units (Part B);

c. 20 cp from 300-level Units (Part C).

*Students in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) must complete 60 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of no more than 2 units at 100-level and at least 2 units at 300-level.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • MATH104Differential and Integral Calculus10 CP
  • MATH107Introduction to Logic and Algebra10 CP

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • MATH203Calculus of Several Variables10 CP
  • MATH205Geometry10 CP
  • MATH219Statistics and Probability10 CP
  • MATH220Linear Algebra10 CP
  • MATH221Applications of Mathematics10 CP
  • MATH222Number Theory and Cryptography10 CP
  • MATH223History and Philosophy of Mathematics10 CP
  • MATH224Differential Equations and Mechanics10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • MATH315Analysis and Topology10 CP
  • MATH316Abstract Algebra and Equations10 CP

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