Diploma in Mathematical Sciences - for Bachelor of Science Students

This advice also applies to Bachelor of Design (major in Civil Systems, Computing, Mechanical Systems, Spatial Systems) and Bachelor of Environments (major in Civil Systems, Physical Systems, Environmental Science, Geomatics, Landscape Management).

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science taking the Diploma may not have Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematical Physics or Data Science as their major in the Bachelor of Science. Students usually undertake an additional 50 points (4 subjects) of third year mathematics and statistics as well as the usual 300 points that make up an undergraduate degree. Below are possible course plans for 7 semesters (standard option). It is possible to overload and complete both the Bachelor degree and the Diploma in 6 semesters (accelerated option), but plans for this option are not given. The precise timing of subjects especially in second year depends on the area of major studies in the Bachelor of Science.

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 37 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
MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1
Level 1
Science
Level 1
Science
Breadth
Semester 2
Level 1
MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2
Level 1
Science
Level 1
Science
Breadth
Semester 3
Level 2
Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
Science Major
Level 2
Science Major
Breadth
Semester 4
Level 2
Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
Science Major
Level 2
Science Elective
** (See note)
Breadth
Semester 5
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Science Major
Level 3
Science Major
Semester 6
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Science Major
Level 3
Science Major
Semester 7
Level 3 Science Elective
Level 3
Science Elective
Breadth or Science Elective
Breadth or Science Elective

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 COMP10001 Foundations of Computing as one of their level-1 science subjects in semester 1, 2 3 or 4, or COMP20005 Engineering Computation as a level-2 science elective in semester 3 or 4. Students in this situation may wish to seek individual 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
MAST10006 Calculus 2
Level 1
Science
Level 1
Science
Breadth
Semester 2
100
MAST10007 Linear Algebra
Level 1
Science
Level 1
Science
Breadth
Semester 3
Level 2
Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
Science Major
Level 2
Science Major
Breadth
Semester 4
Level 2
Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
Science Major
Science Elective or Breadth
** (See note)
Semester 5
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Science Major
Level 3
Science Major
Semester 6
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Science Major
Level 3
Science Major
Semester 7
Level 3
Science Elective
Level 3
Science Elective
Breadth
Breadth or Science Elective

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 COMP10001 Foundations of Computing as one of their level-1 science subjects in semester 1, 2 3 or 4, or COMP20005 Engineering Computation as a level-2 science elective in semester 3 or 4. Students in this situation may wish to seek individual 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
MAST10005 Calculus 1
Level 1
Science
Level 1
Science
Breadth
Semester 2
Level 1
MAST10006 Calculus 2
Level 1
Science
Level 1
Science
Breadth
Summer
Level 1
MAST10007 Linear Algebra
     
Semester 3
Level 2
Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
Science Major
Level 2
Science Major
Breadth
Semester 4
Level 2
Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
 Maths/Stats Major
Level 2
Science Major
Science Elective or Breadth
** (See note)
Semester 5
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Science Major
Level 3
Science Major
Semester 6
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Maths/Stats Major
Level 3
Science Major
Level 3
Science Major
Semester 7
Level 3
Science Elective
Breadth or Science Elective
Breadth
 

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 COMP10001 Foundations of Computing as one of their level-1 science subjects in semester 1, 2 3 or 4, or COMP20005 Engineering Computation as a level-2 science elective in semester 3 or 4. Students in this situation may wish to seek individual course advice from the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre, ground floor, Peter Hall building.

 

 

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