Pure Mathematics - MATHP13956

Stream Summary

Faculty: SCI - Faculty of Science

School: School of Mathematics and Statistics


Program: 3956 - Advanced Mathematics (Honours)


Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) (Major)

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Stream Outline

Pure Mathematics is the study of the essential structures of mathematics. Work by pure mathematicians underpins most of the technological advances of this century. Pure Mathematics is concerned with problems and techniques which transcend specific applications. Research, focussing on the development of existing theories or the creation of new ones, may be driven by applications or by the internal demands of the discipline.

Pure Mathematics courses provide the insights and understanding required by those using mathematics, leading to mastery of the fundamental processes of mathematical science and the capacity for innovative applications in any area.

Stream Structure

A major in Pure Mathematics is comprised of 90 units of credit of courses as follows:

Stage 1
  • 6 UOC of level I Computer Science

Stage 2

Stage 3
  • 12 UOC level III Mathematics courses chosen with the approval of the Head of School of Mathematics and Statistics or nominee

Recommended Electives

The following courses are not required for this major, but are recommened as good complementary courses when students are selecting electives.


Students completing a Pure Mathementics major may be eligible to undertake Honours in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics.

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