Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2013 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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- Undergraduate Information
- Postgraduate Information
- How To Find Out More
- Related Subjects and Careers
- List of Courses
This subject is taught by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research.
Could a computer answer every mathematical question? Can we find equations to model the actions of the human heart? What shape is the universe? Mathematics tackles some of the most fascinating issues you can imagine. Starting at a basic and accessible level, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) Mathematics major at Victoria can take you anywhere you want to go.
Mathematics is a major in thinking clearly and independently, solving problems, and communicating your answers. Victoria's Mathematics courses can cater to your interests, from pure mathematics like the logic used in computer programs or the underlying concepts of geometry, to applied mathematics, where the skills you learn are targeted directly at issues from economics to earthquakes, cryptography to combustion.
You'll be studying under mathematicians of international calibre, who can communicate their knowledge enthusiastically and supportively to their students. A major in Mathematics prepares you for the modern digital world, where mathematics underpins the developing technologies and opens opportunities in a wealth of professions.
BSc and BA major requirements
- MATH 142, 151 and 161
- 60 points from MATH 300-399*
- 60 further points from MATH 200-399*
*Suitable courses are listed in the Mathematics Undergraduate Prospectus
First-Year Courses - Entry criteria
The core first year courses for Mathematics are MATH 142, 151, 161. They require a good mathematics background (see NCEA requirements, or equivalent).
- MATH 141 Calculus 1A: 16 NCEA Level 3 Maths Achievement Standard credits or MATH 132
- MATH 142 Calculus 1B: MATH 141 or a comparable background in Calculus
- MATH 151 Algebra: 16 NCEA Level 3 Maths Achievement Standard credits or MATH 132
- MATH 161 Discrete Mathematics and Logic: 16 NCEA Level 3 Maths Achievement Standard credits or MATH 132
- MATH 177 Probability and Decision Modelling: 16 Achievement Standard credits NCEA level 3 Mathematics, including 12 credits of Calculus, or MATH 132
Information about postgraduate study in Mathematics can be found on the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research website.
You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.
Victoria’s Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Science Faculty Office or Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Office for information on Admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.
Mathematics courses are taught within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, Cotton Building.
Dr Mark McGuinness
Phone: 04 463 5059
Phone: 04 463 5341
Please note: the list below shows undergraduate-level courses only. For a complete course listing, see the list of all Mathematics courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
MATH 132 – Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
MATH 141 – Calculus 1A
MATH 142 – Calculus 1B
MATH 151 – Algebra
MATH 161 – Discrete Mathematics and Logic
MATH 177 – Probability and Decision Modelling
|200 Level Courses|
MATH 243 – Multivariable Calculus
MATH 244 – Differential Equations
MATH 251 – Linear Algebra
MATH 261 – Discrete Mathematics 2
MATH 277 – Mathematical Statistics
|300 Level Courses|
MATH 301 – Differential Equations
MATH 308 – Geometry
MATH 309 – Mathematical Logic
MATH 311 – Algebra
MATH 312 – Real and Complex Analysis
MATH 313 – Topology
MATH 321 – Applied Mathematics I
MATH 322 – Applied Mathematics II
MATH 323 – Mathematics for Earth Sciences
MATH 324 – Coding and Cryptography
MATH 335 – Computability and Complexity
MATH 353 – Optimization
MATH 377 – Probability and Random Processes
MATH 381 – Special Topic
MATH 382 – Special Topic