Mathematics is a language of fundamental importance which underpins many activities of society. It plays a crucial role, both theoretically and practically, in many areas such as science, computing, economics and finance.
Mathematics is available as a major for the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours and the Bachelor of Science. Mathematics may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Mathematics as a single major for the BCMS(Hons) or the BSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Mathematics, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MATHS101, MATHS102, MATHS201, MATHS202, and at least one of MATHS301 and MATHS302. Students may include up to 30 points of STATS-coded papers as part of their Mathematics major. Students in the BCMS(Hons) will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of Mathematics at 500 level, including MATHS520.
To complete Mathematics as part of a double major for the BCMS(Hons), BSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Mathematics, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MATHS101, MATHS102, MATHS201, MATHS202, and at least one of MATHS301 and MATHS302. Students may include up to 30 points of STATS-coded papers as part of their Mathematics major. Students in the BCMS(Hons) will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of their first major at 500 level including MATHS520 if Mathematics is the first major.
To complete a minor in Mathematics, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Mathematics major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Mathematics in 2017 or prior are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for programme advice.
Note on Assessment: To be eligible to pass these papers students should normally achieve a minimum grade of D in the internal assessment and the final examination, and an overall grade of C. Because of the technical nature of the terminology and accepted international protocol, the Department of Mathematics requires that all assessment for all papers be presented in English. Payment for translation will not be available from the Department.
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|MATHS166||Management Mathematics||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|An introduction to algebra and calculus for students in Management or Social Sciences. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATH101 and/or MATH102 may wish to take these paper(s) instead.|
|STATS111||Statistics for Science||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|This paper provides a first course in statistics for students in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Microsoft Excel is used throughout. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.|