Mathematics and Statistics to Enhance Engineering Systems


Students pursuing an Engineering Systems major under a Bachelor of Science may complete just a minimum number of mathematics and statistics subjects plus Engineering Mathematics (a second year subject).

Students with a Special Interest in Mathematics and Statistics

Students planning to do a Master of Engineering who have a special interest in Mathematics and Statistics have two options

  • Students may major in Mathematics and Statistics either through the Bachelor of Science or by enrolling in the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences. In the former case, students will be required to undertake extra subjects in the Master of Engineering.

  • Students may choose to do a major in Engineering Systems plus do complementary Mathematics and Statistics subjects.
    These students usually replace the subject MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics with specified mathematics and statistics subjects for each Engineering Systems major. This option enables students to complete science electives in mathematics and statistics and to keep open the option of a mathematics and statistics or a physics major in third year. Below we show sample course plans for students majoring in Engineering Systems (Electrical) and Engineering Systems (all other majors) who wish to take mathematics and statistics subjects to complement their engineering studies.

MAST10005 Calculus 1 Stream
For students with no (or ≤ 29 in ) VCE Specialist Mathematics or equivalent
MAST10006 Calculus 2 Stream
For students with 29 to 39 in VCE Specialist Mathematics or equivalent
Accelerated Mathematics Stream
For students with ≥38 in VCE Specialist Mathematics or equivalent

 

MAST10005 Calculus 1 Stream (For students with no (or ≤ 29 in ) VCE Specialist Mathematics)

Type of Engineering Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Electrical Engineering Core Subjects MAST10005 Calculus 1 MAST10006 Calculus 2
and
MAST10007 Linear Algebra**
MAST20026 Real Analysis††
   

 

Optional Subjects     MAST20009 Vector Calculus¥¥
or
MAST20006 Probability for Statistics
MAST20018 Discrete Maths and Operations Research
MAST30021 Complex Analysis
MAST30001 Stochastic Modelling
or
MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics
Other Engineering Specialisations Core Subjects MAST10005 Calculus 1 MAST10006 Calculus 2
and
MAST10007 Linear Algebra**
MAST20009 Vector Calculus££
MAST20030 Differential Equations££  

 

Optional Subjects     MAST20026 Real Analysis¥¥
MAST20018 Discrete Maths and Operations Research

MAST30030 Applied Mathematical Modelling

MAST30021 Complex Analysis

**MAST10007 may be done during Summer semester in year 2.
££ These subjects replace MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics.
¥¥Students who do both MAST20026 Real Analysis and MAST20009 Vector Calculus keep open the options of doing either Electrical or other engineering specialisations (depending upon their other subject choices).
†† MAST20026 Real Analysis replaces Engineering Mathematics in the Electrical Engineering stream.


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MAST10006 Calculus 2 Stream (For students with 29 to 39 in VCE Specialist Mathematics)

Type of Engineering Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Electrical Engineering Core Subjects MAST10006 Calculus 2 MAST10007 Linear Algebra MAST20026 Real Analysis††
   

 

Optional Subjects     MAST20009 Vector Calculus¥¥
or
MAST20006 Probability for Statistics
MAST20018 Discrete Maths and Operations Research
MAST30021 Complex Analysis
or MAST30013 Techniques in Operations Research
MAST30001 Stochastic Modelling
or
MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics
Other Engineering Specialisations Core Subjects MAST10006 Calculus 2 MAST10007 Linear Algebra MAST20009 Vector Calculus££
MAST20030 Differential Equations££  

 

Optional Subjects     MAST20026 Real Analysis¥¥
MAST20018 Discrete Maths and Operations Research

MAST30030 Applied Mathematical Modelling

MAST30021 Complex Analysis

££ These subjects replace MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics.
¥¥Students who do both MAST20026 Real Analysis and MAST20009 Vector Calculus keep open the options of doing either Electrical or other engineering specialisations (depending upon their other subject choices).
†† MAST20026 Real Analysis replaces Engineering Mathematics in the Electrical Engineering stream.

 

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Accelerated Mathematics Stream (For students with ≥ 38in VCE Specialist Mathematics)

Type of Engineering Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Electrical Engineering Core Subjects MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 MAST20009 Vector Calculus
††
and££
MAST20030 Differential Equations££  

 

Optional Subjects    
MAST20004 Probability
MAST20022 Group Theory and Linear Algebra
or
MAST20018 Discrete Maths and Operations Research
MAST30021 Complex Analysis
or MAST30013 Techniques in Operations Research
MAST30001 Stochastic Modelling
or
MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics
Other Engineering Specialisations Core Subjects MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 MAST20009 Vector Calculus££
MAST20030 Differential Equations££  

 

Optional Subjects     MAST20004 Probability
MAST20005 Statistics

MAST30030 Applied Mathematical Modelling

MAST30021 Complex Analysis

££ These subjects replace MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics.
†† MAST20009 fulfills the requirement for three mathematics and statistics subjects in the Electrical Engineering stream.

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