Mathematics and Statistics Options for UMEP Students

  • Students who have completed MAST10018 Linear Algebra Extension Studies may be granted credit in their Bachelor degree program for MAST10007 Linear Algebra.
  • Students who have completed MAST10019 Calculus Extension Studies may be granted credit in their Bachelor degree program for MAST10006 Calculus 2 (additional reading material on sequences and series may be required before commencing studies in certain subjects).

Being granted credit provides the option of having a lighter study load at some stage during the degree. Alternatively, students may decide not to receive credit. In this case, if needed, MAST10018 and MAST10019 may just be used as a prerequisite for other subjects in their degree.

Students who completed

  • MAST10013 UMEP Mathematics in 2008-2015, or
  • 620-120 UMEP Mathematics in 2007 or earlier
should seek individual advice as to their options.

Students who have completed both semesters of the UMEP program (MAST10018 and MAST100019) will be able to take one of the following subjects in their first semester of first year:

Subject Comments
MAST20004 Probability
Required for a major in Actuarial Studies
MAST20006 Probability for Statistics
Useful for students considering a specialisation in statistics
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
Required and/or recommended for majors in Mathematics or Physics

In general, we recommend that students take MAST200026 Real Analysis in their second semester of first year.

Engineering systems major

Depending on the type of engineering major, we recommend the following subjects.


Semester 1 Semester 2
Electrical systems
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
MAST200026 Real Analysis
Other engineering
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
MAST200030 Differential Equations

Completion of MAST20009 Vector Calculus and MAST200030 Differential Equations satisfies the requirement for MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics.

Bachelor of Biomedicine

Students who have completed both semesters of the UMEP program (MAST10018 and MAST100019) will receive credit for the first year mathematics component of the Bioengineering Systems major in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
However, the UMEP mathematics subjects will not give credit for the other majors in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to seek course advice from their Faculty and the School of Mathematics and Statistics before selecting subjects in their first year of university study.

For information about the UMEP maths courses (content, assessment, etc.) please contact Anthony Mays (anthony.mays@unimelb.edu.au) or John Banks (john.banks@unimelb.edu.au).

For questions about enrolment, please contact extension-program@unimelb.edu.au