Major Overview
 Description
Mathematics is humanity's most powerful tool for comprehending the universe and is essential for many fields of modern endeavour such as science, technology, engineering and finance. It also underlies data analysis, forecasting, modelling, decisionmaking and problemsolving principles. Mathematicians contribute creatively to almost every aspect of modern life. This major will equip you with the mathematical tools and techniques of at least two of the three key disciplines of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical statistics.
 Outcomes
Students are able to (1) pure mathematicsâ€”(a) apply abstract reasoning, rigour and logical deduction; (b) demonstrate an understanding of axiomatic systems and the fundamentals of mathematics; (c) establish the truth of a statement; and (d) write correct and convincing proofs; (2) applied mathematicsâ€”(a) apply the power of mathematics to model and understand the real world; (b) demonstrate an understanding of continuous and discrete mathematics models, dynamical systems and methods of approximation and simulation; (c) model realworld phenomena in the language of mathematics; (d) reduce a problem to mathematically tractable elements; and (e) evaluate the applicability of a mathematical solution to the original problem; and (3) statisticsâ€”(a) apply appropriate techniques to the collection, visual presentation, analysis and interpretation of data from a wide range of sources; (b) explain the mathematical and practical consequences of chance variation in both the source and collection of data and how to make decisions taking these factors into account; (c) model realworld phenomena involving unpredictable variation in the language of mathematics; (d) select appropriate mathematical/statistical models of data generating mechanisms; (e) use modern statistical computing packages for statistical analysis and simulation.
 Broadening guidelines
All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degreespecific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.
 Courses
Mathematics and Statistics can be taken as a degreespecific major in the following degree courses:
Example Study Plans
 MJDMTHST Mathematics and Statistics Semester 1 2023 [docx]
 MJDMTHST Mathematics and Statistics Semester 2 2023 [docx]
See study plans for more information.
Additional information
Units
Key to availability of units:
 S1
 Semester 1
 S2
 Semester 2
Students pursuing this major may find it beneficial to take the units MATH1013 Mathematical Analysis or MATH1014 Algebra, as electives in their Bachelors' course.
Level 1
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1, S2  MATH1011  Multivariable Calculus 

S1, S2  MATH1012  Mathematical Theory and Methods 

S1  SCOM1101  Communicating Science 

Level 2
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1  MATH2021  Introduction to Applied Mathematics 

S1  MATH2031  Introduction to Pure Mathematics  
S2  STAT2062  Fundamentals of Probability with Applications 

Level 3
Degreespecific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Units are offered in the following subdisciplines: Applied Mathematics: MATH3021, MATH3022, MATH3024. Pure Mathematics: MATH3031, MATH3032, MATH3033. Statistics and Probability: STAT3061, STAT3062, STAT3063. Students intending to take Honours in Mathematics and Statistics should check that they will have the correct prerequisites for their desired specialisation.
Units are offered in the following subdisciplines: Applied Mathematics: MATH3021, MATH3022, MATH3024. Pure Mathematics: MATH3031, MATH3032, MATH3033. Statistics and Probability: STAT3061, STAT3062, STAT3063. Students intending to take Honours in Mathematics and Statistics should check that they will have the correct prerequisites for their desired specialisation.
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1  MATH3002  Network Science 

S1  MATH3021  Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos 

S2  MATH3022  Scientific and Industrial Modelling 

S2  MATH3024  Complex Systems 

S1  MATH3031  Algebraic Structures and Symmetry 

S2  MATH3032  Topology and Analysis 

S2  MATH3033  Geometry 

S1  STAT3061  Random Processes and their Applications 

S1  STAT3062  Statistical Science 

S2  STAT3063  Spatial Statistics and Modelling 

S2  STAT3064  Statistical Learning 