The Master of Mathematics is designed for candidates holding a Bachelor degree with a minor (or major) study in Mathematics, or equivalent, to undertake further studies in mathematics as preparation for a postgraduate research degree or work as a mathematician in business and government.
The Master of Mathematics is designed for candidates holding a Bachelor degree with a minor (or major) study in Mathematics, or equivalent, to undertake further studies in mathematics as preparation for a postgraduate research degree or work as a mathematician in business and government. This program is designed to consolidate and expand existing mathematics knowledge and to develop skills in undertaking mathematical research projects. It is also suitable for Mathematics graduates who have worked for a few years and need to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
Mathematicians are often involved in diverse work environments which require further professional enhancement; the degree allows limited studies in another discipline. This option is seen as particularly relevant for both Australian and international candidates with some work experience.
What you will study
You will choose a program of study that suits your entry level, with a major in either:
You will study subjects from the list of Preparation and Foundations subjects, plus elective subjects from maths and statistics, and Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics or Advanced Topic in Pure Mathematics.
Preparation subjects include Multivariate and Vector Calculus, Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications, Linear Algebra and Groups, Complex Variables and Group Theory, Mathematical Modelling, and Real Analysis.
Foundation subjects include Mathematics for Cryptography, Enhanced Programs in Differential Equations, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Industrial Mathematical Modelling, Financial Calculus, Operations Research, Numerical Analysis, Algebra, Calculus of Variations and Geometry, Wavelets, Medical Mathematics and Applications, and Applied Probability and Financial Risk.
You will also complete a research project. Topics include those offered by UOW staff, those from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Summer and Winter graduate schools and classes available remotely, via the School's access grid room.
A three-year Australian Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with at least one year of Mathematics or Statistics and an equivalent average mark of 60%.