Diploma in Mathematical Sciences with a Bachelor of Biomedicine except Bioengineering Systems Major


Below are possible course plans for 8 semesters (standard option). It is possible to overload and complete both the degree and the Diploma in 7 semesters (accelerated option), or 6 semesters provided some breadth subjects are completed during summer semester. The program will depend on the subjects completed in Year 12. Choose from the options below.

  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine taking the Diploma usually undertake an additional  75 to 100 points (6 to 8 subjects) of mathematics and statistics as well as the usual 300 points that make up an undergraduate degree.
  • We assume that students choose at least one of their second year science options to be mathematics and statistics. Depending upon the major area of studies students may be able to choose a second option to be mathematics and statistics also. This second option would be cross credited to both the Diploma and the Bachelor degree.
  • It is also assumed that students choose both of their 'free' options to be mathematics and statistics.
  • In first year students do the two subjects Mathematics for Biomedicine and Experimental Design and Data Analysis (*see note) that do not count towards the Diploma, one in each semester according to whether or not the student completed Biology in their final year.
    Students who have
    First Year
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    Completed Biology 3/4 or equivalent
    Not completed Biology 3/4 or equivalent
    *Note: Students intending to major in Health Informatics take the subject COMP10001 Foundations of Computing instead of MAST10011 Experimental Design & Data Analysis.
    The plans given below are for students who did not complete Biology 3/4 or equivalent.

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

Accelerated Mathematics Stream

 

Subjects counting towards the Diploma of Mathematical Sciences only

 

Subjects counting towards Bachelor degree only

 

Subjects cross credited so that they count towards both the Bachelor degree and the Diploma of Mathematical Sciences

             
Semester 1
Level 1
Biology
Level 1
Chemistry
Level 1
MAST10011 Experimental Design
and Data Analysis
Level 1 'free option'
MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1
Semester 2
Level 1
Biology
Level 1
Physics
Level 1
MAST10016 Mathematics for Biomedicine

Level 1
Biomedicine Selective
MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2

Semester 3
Level 2
Biomedicine Core
Level 1
Breadth
Level 2
Biomedicine Selective
Maths/Stats
Semester 4
Level 2
Biomedicine Core
Level 1
Breadth
Level 2 'free option'
Maths/Stats
** (See note)
Semester 5
Level 3
Biomedicine Core
Level 2
Breadth
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
** (See note)
Semester 6
Level 3
Biomedicine Core
Level 2/Level 3
Breadth
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
 
Semester 7
Level 3
Biomedicine Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
 
Semester 8
Level 3
Biomedicine Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
 

Note: ** Students intending to take the Applied Mathematics specialisation who do not already have evidence of competence in computer programming will also need to complete a computing subject to satisfy the computing prerequisite for MAST30028. These students are recommended to take COMP20005 Engineering Computation in semester 5 as their level-2 free option, in which case the level-2 mathematics & statistics subject in semester 4 will count only towards the diploma. Students in this situation are recommended to seek course advice from the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre, ground floor, Peter Hall building.

 

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MAST10006 Calculus 2 Stream

 

Subjects counting towards the Diploma of Mathematical Sciences only

 

Subjects counting towards Bachelor degree only

 

Subjects cross credited so that they count towards both the Bachelor degree and the Diploma of Mathematical Sciences

       
Semester 1
Level 1
Biology
Level 1
Chemistry
Level 1
MAST10011 Experimental Design
and Data Analysis
Level 1 'free option'
MAST10006 Calculus 2
Semester 2
Level 1
Biology
Level 1
Physics
Level 1
MAST10016 Mathematics for Biomedicine
Level 1
Breadth
Semester 3
Level 2
Biomedicine Core
Level 1
Breadth

Level 1
Biomedicine Selective
MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Semester 4
Level 2
Biomedicine Core
Level 2
Breadth
Level 2
Biomedicine Selective
Maths/Stats
Semester 5
Level 3
Biomedicine Major
Level 2/Level 3
Breadth
Level 2 'free option'
Maths/Stats
** (See note)
Semester 6
Level 3
Biomedicine Major
Level 2
Maths/Stats
** (See note)
Semester 7
Level 3
Biomedicine Core
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
 
Semester 8
Level 3
Biomedicine Core
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
 

Note: ** Students intending to take the Applied Mathematics specialisation who do not already have evidence of competence in computer programming will also need to complete a computing subject to satisfy the computing prerequisite for MAST30028. These students are recommended to take COMP20005 Engineering Computation in semester 6 as their level-2 free option, in which case the level-2 mathematics & statistics subject in semester 5 will count only towards the diploma. Students in this situation are recommended to seek course advice from the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre, ground floor, Peter Hall building.

 

 

 

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MAST10005 Calculus 1 Stream

 

Subjects counting towards the Diploma of Mathematical Sciences only

 

Subjects counting towards Bachelor degree only

 

Subjects cross credited so that they count towards both the Bachelor degree and the Diploma of Mathematical Sciences

         
Semester 1
Level 1
Biology
Level 1
Chemistry
Level 1
MAST10011 Experimental Design
and Data Analysis
Level 1 'free option'
MAST10005 Calculus 1
Semester 2
Level 1
Biology
Level 1
Physics
Level 1
MAST10016 Mathematics for Biomedicine

Level 1
Biomedicine Selective
MAST10006 Calculus 2

Summer
Level 1
MAST10007 Linear Algebra
     
Semester 3
Level 2
Biomedicine Core
Level 1
Breadth
Level 2 'free option'
Maths/Stats
** (See note)
Semester 4
Level 2
Biomedicine Core
Level 1
Breadth
Level 2
Maths/Stats
Semester 5
Level 3
Biomedicine Core
Level 2
Breadth
Level 2
Maths/Stats
** (See note)
Semester 6
Level 3
Biomedicine Core
Level 2/Level 3
Breadth
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
 
Semester 7
Level 3
Biomedicine Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Semester 8
Level 3
Biomedicine Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
 

Note: ** Students intending to take the Applied Mathematics specialisation who do not already have evidence of competence in computer programming will also need to complete a computing subject to satisfy the computing prerequisite for MAST30028. These students are recommended to take COMP20005 Engineering Computation in semester 5 as their level-2 free option, in which case the level-2 mathematics & statistics subject in semester 3 will count only towards the diploma. Students in this situation are recommended to seek course advice from the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre, ground floor, Peter Hall building.

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