Mathematics and Statistics major
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 mathematics—(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 mathematics—(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) statistics—(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.
Mathematics and Statistics can be taken as a degreespecific major in the following degree courses:
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Overview of unit sequence
Mathematics and Statistics is a degreespecific single major comprising:
 three Level 1 units
 three Level 2 units
 four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units: 

S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2 
Level 1
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
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
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.
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 
Choosing your degreespecific major
Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music
You must satisfy the requirements of the degreespecific major in your degree before you complete your course.
Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
This comprehensive degree does not require you to choose a degreespecific major.
General degrees
You must satisfy the requirements of a degreespecific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degreespecific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degreespecific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.
To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degreespecific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degreespecific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the firstyear study plans .
To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.
The following example illustrates how the Mathematics and Statistics degreespecific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.
There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .
Choosing a second major
You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to reenrolling students. and Bachelor of Science courses, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.
The following example illustrates how the Mathematics and Statistics degreespecific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.
For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .