Mathematics

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Build powerful skills in problem solving, clear thinking and communication.

Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics is a major building block in our information and technological age. It's used as a tool of analysis, forecasting and modelling across many different areas in many different industries.

At La Trobe, we've developed a distinctive approach to the teaching of mathematics. Our learning environment, which has received widespread national and international recognition, is based on active student engagement in problem solving. Staff make themselves readily available to assist students and are constantly updating teaching approaches and content.

Where can Mathematics take me?

Mathematics prepares you for a career in a range of fields including in research science, economics, information technology, bioinformatics, business analysis, risk assessment, process and quality management, and environmental science.

If education is your passion, become a mathematics teacher by combining the required minimum of mathematics in a Bachelor of Science degree with a Diploma of Education, or by doing a major in mathematics in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education double degree.

Why La Trobe?

Further study options

Majoring in mathematics or statistics allows you to pursue advanced undergraduate studies in mathematics, statistics or both mathematics and statistics.

An Honours degree gives you the chance to set your undergraduate qualification apart from other graduates and tailor your own learning to a specialisation of your choice.

Get to know our staff

View all the staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering or focus on Mathematics and Statistics.

How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're a current Year 12 student or if you're applying to more than one institution. If you're not in Year 12 and applying only to La Trobe, you can apply direct.

Key dates 

Direct applications normally close in February for entry in semester 1, and July for entry in semester 2. For more details visit our apply direct page.

VTAC and UAC applications for 2016 are now closed.

Prerequisites

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

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