Options for First Year - Bachelor of Commerce


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce may take up to two Mathematics and Statistics subjects in first year to fulfill the requirement for breadth. Please refer to the Bachelor of Commerce website for further details about your choices. These subjects may be chosen from the university mathematics and statistics breadth subjects or from our mainstream subjects.

Commerce students with a qualification other than VCE should ask Stop 1 for advice about their first year mathematics and statistics subjects. Students requiring further mathematics and statistics course advice, may see a course advisor in the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre in the Peter Hall Building (formerly Richard Berry).

Commerce students may replace Quantitative Methods 1 and 2 with the second year mathematics and statistics subjects Probability for Statistics and Statistics. Students intending to do this must complete both MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra.

 

Students planning to do the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences should do the same first year subjects as in the Master of Engineering.

Mathematics and Statistics as Breadth

Study Score Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester or Second Year
≥38 in Specialist Mathematics 3/4
Between 29 and 39 in Specialist Mathematics 3/4
(see Note below)
≥25 in Mathematical Methods 3/4 and no (or ≤29 in) Specialist Mathematics 3/4

Please refer to the Unversity Handbook for a complete description of these subjects.

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Prospective Master of Engineering

Students intending to enrol in a Master of Engineering are required to do both their first year breadth subjects in Mathematics and Statistics and to choose one of the options below:

Study Score Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester or Second Year
≥38 in Specialist Mathematics 3/4
Between 29 and 39 in Specialist Mathematics 3/4
(see Note below)
≥25 in Mathematical Methods 3/4 and no (or ≤29 in) Specialist Mathematics 3/4

Please refer to the Unversity Handbook for a complete description of these subjects.

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Actuarial Studies

Students are required to do the following core subjects in first year:

Study Score Semester 1 Semester 2 Second Semester or
Summer Semester of
Second Year
≥38 in Specialist Mathematics 3/4

35 or 36 or 37

in Specialist Mathematics 3/4
(see Note below)

Pass APT
Do not pass APT  
Between 29 and 34 in Specialist Mathematics 3/4
≥25 in Mathematical Methods 3/4 and no (or <29 in) Specialist Mathematics 3/4

Entry to MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1

Permission to enrol in MAST10008 is automatic only for students who have obtained a Study Score of 38 or more for VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 or a score of 6 or higher in IB HL Mathematics. (This is the Study Score issued by VCAA, not the scaled up Study Score used for ATAR calculations.)

Commerce students with a qualification other than VCE year 12 (interstate, overseas, Trinity Foundation etc.) should ask Stop 1 for advice about whether they are automatically eligible for entry to MAST10008.

Students who are not automatically eligible, but are very keen to enter MAST10008 (e.g. Actuarial studies) may be eligible to sit the Advanced Placement Test (APT) held during the Friday of Orientation Week of Semester 1. Information about the APT is available here.

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