Mathematics - XM0100

Mathematics

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Mathematics is the universal language used to describe, model, understand and even create aspects of the world around us. The complex and fascinating discipline of mathematics examines numerical, algebraic and analytical structures, and the development of quantitative methods essential for the practice and development of science, engineering, economics and many other fields.

Studying at Monash will expose you to cutting-edge developments in mathematics. Our mathematicians are working on many exciting areas, such as mathematical modelling to predict behaviour, analysis using pure mathematics, and stochastic processes involving risk, randomness and change.

In the broadest sense, mathematics helps us recognise patterns and understand the world. It encompasses a wide range of areas, from mathematical methods to statistics to pure mathematics, and its applications are multifaceted and far-reaching. Mathematics and statistics are the two cornerstones for decision-making across a broad range of contexts.

Through this major you will develop high-level expertise in the important techniques and processes of mathematics, particularly in advanced calculus and linear algebra. You will acquire the critical thinking skills to analyse and solve problems and use and interpret the mathematics that arises across a range of contexts and applications. You will also be able to present mathematical arguments and communicate mathematical processes and results effectively to diverse audiences.

These skills are highly sought after in a wide range of industries. Successful companies and organisations know their competitive edge depends on the analytical and quantitative skills of their workforce, and therefore seek employees with a sound mathematical training.

As a graduate your career options are broad, and you might pursue one of the following rewarding occupations: mathematical modeller; data analyst; business analyst; data-mining analyst; environmental-resource modeller; quantitative analyst; statistician; or mathematics teacher, to name a few.

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This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

Mathemagician

Discover a world of magic and mathematics with Burkard Polster - Mathematician and 'Mathemagician.' Inspiring students to find the fun in maths and how maths applies to the world around us.

Capturing the clouds

Capturing the clouds with Christian Jakob - an insight in to the fascinating world of weather prediction and the challenges surrounding climate change.