Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Mathematics is designed for candidates holding a Bachelor degree with a minor (or major) study in Mathematics, or equivalent, to undertake further studies in mathematics as preparation for a postgraduate research degree or work as a mathematician in business and government. This program is designed to consolidate and expand existing mathematics knowledge and to develop skills in undertaking mathematical research projects. It is also suitable for Mathematics graduates who have worked for a few years and need to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
You will choose a program of study that suits your entry level, with a major in either: Applied Mathematics Pure Mathematics You will study subjects from the list of Preparation and Foundations subjects, plus elective subjects from maths and statistics, and Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics or Advanced Topic in Pure Mathematics. Preparation subjects include Multivariate and Vector Calculus, Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications, Linear Algebra and Groups, Complex Variables and Group Theory, Mathematical Modelling, and Real Analysis. Foundation subjects include Mathematics for Cryptography, Enhanced Programs in Differential Equations, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Industrial Mathematical Modelling, Financial Calculus, Operations Research, Numerical Analysis, Algebra, Calculus of Variations and Geometry, Wavelets, Medical Mathematics and Applications, and Applied Probability and Financial Risk. You will also complete a research project. Topics include those offered by UOW staff, those from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Summer and Winter graduate schools and classes available remotely, via the School's access grid room. Potential topics include C*-Algebras, Solutions to Differential Equations by One-Parameter Groups, Non-linear Differential Equations, Algebraic Number Theory. Recognising that in a work environment mathematicians are often involved in the management and specific subject matter issues, the degree allows some subjects to be taken from other disciplines. This option is seen as particularly relevant for both Australian and international candidates with some work experience. All applicants should consult the Course Coordinator regarding their program of study prior to enrolment.
Standard entry requirements
A three-year Australian Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with at least one year of Mathematics or Statistics and an equivalent average mark of 60%.
The Master of Mathematics degree is fully accredited by the Australian Mathematical Society.
The UOW School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics spans pure mathematics, applied mathematics, financial mathematics and statistics. We enjoy an international reputation in areas including survey and census design and analysis, operator algebra, geometric analysis, spatial statistics, biometrics, partial differential equations, the modelling of chemical reactions and nanoscale phenomena. Our graduates are in demand across a range of industries including finance, defence and security, health care, and the IT sector. The School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics has "above world standard" classification in the Excellence in Research for Australia rankings, and has staff that have won national awards for their teaching excellence. When you study at UOW you become part of a learning and research environment that is supported by highly qualified academic staff with expertise across a range of disciplines from pure to applied mathematics and statistics.