Mathematical Sciences

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The study of abstract deductive systems, numerical facts, data and their applications. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of symbolic language and logic, mathematical theories and their deductive systems, techniques and modelling. It also involves developing an understanding of random processes and the ability to apply mathematical methods and modelling techniques to practical problems.

Course skills

Mathematical Sciences develops skills in:

  • application of mathematical methods to problem-solving
  • analysis and development of mathematical systems and theories
  • systematic methods to prove theorems and to construct, analyse and interpret mathematical models and numerical data.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


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University Lecturers and Tutors

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.