Mathematics & Statistics
The focus of the Mathematics and Statistics major is on mathematical
and statistical training for future employment in business, industry or
government. Students may concentrate on mathematical modeling, with
special emphasis given to methods and applications in the life and
environmental sciences and engineering, or on applied statistics, with
an emphasis on methods and applications in the life and health sciences
(biostatistics), the environment, commerce and industry, or may wish to
combine units from both areas. The major is designed to produce
practical mathematicians and statisticians with a flexible outlook, a
mix of technical skills, and an awareness of the modern uses of
mathematics and statistics.
What are my career opportunities
With the increased use of mathematics and statistics in many areas,
together with the growth of information technology, the demand for
mathematicians and statisticians is increasing rapidly. The course
trains students for future employment in banking, insurance, research
and development, industry and government, in the computing, industrial
mathematics, statistics and biostatistics areas. It provides an
excellent preparation for careers in law, the health sciences, teaching
and engineering when combined with studies in those areas.
Three reasons why you should
study Mathematics and Statistics at
- It is a flexible, modern course tailored for application in the
real world. As the degree was developed with industry training for
future employment in rapidly growing industries such as health, life
and environmental sciences and commerce, this maximises your
opportunities of gaining of a good job as you'll be equipped with the
skills required and adapt easily to your working environment.
- Experience state-of-the-art research facilities that expose you
to cutting-edge technology and be the first to experience new
breakthroughs in research. The Centre for Clinical Immunology and
Biomedical Studies is an
example of one of the many research centres you will have the
opportunity of being involved with.
- You'll be in the hands of highly qualified staff with real world
experience and perspective; and who are enthusiastic about their
subjects and students.
Mathematics & Statistics Information