Pure Mathematics Specialisation

Mathematics is both an art and a science, and pure mathematics is its foundation. A specialisation in pure mathematics gives students the opportunity to study the basic concepts that underly all mathematical applications.

In the first three semesters of your degree your program depends upon your studies and results at VCE level.

VCE Study Score Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
≥25 in VCE Mathematics Methods 3/4 and no (or <30 in) VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 MAST10005 Calculus 1 MAST10006 Calculus 2
MAST10007 Linear Algebra**
MAST20026 Real Analysis
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
29 to 40 in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 MAST10006 Calculus 2 MAST10007 Linear Algebra MAST20026 Real Analysis
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
≥38 in VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4 MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2 MAST20009 Vector Calculus

[Optional Subject
MAST20004 Probability]

**May be done over summer.

In semesters 4 to 6 students do a common course.

  Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Core subjects MAST20022 Group Theory and Linear Algebra MAST30021 Complex Analysis
MAST30005 Algebra
MAST30026 Metric & Hilbert Spaces
plus choose at least one of   MAST30011 Graph Theory MAST30024 Geometry

MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics