In addition to learning specific technical skills that will assist
you in your future careers in science, engineering, commerce, education
or elsewhere, you will have the opportunity to develop in this subject,
generic skills that will assist you whatever your future career path.
- You will develop problem-solving skills (especially through tutorial
exercises) including engaging with unfamiliar problems, and identifying
- You will develop analytical skills - the ability to construct and
express logical arguments and to work in abstract or general terms to increase
the clarity and efficiency of the analysis.
- Through tutorials and other interactions with fellow students, you
will develop the ability to work in a team. The department distinguishes
between ethical collaboration, which is strongly encouraged, and plagiarism,
which is prohibited.
- In first-year mathematics and statistics subjects, students are
given relatively structured assessment schedules, but ones which still
require students to manage their time, balance competing commitments and
meet regular deadlines. This aids in the transition from school to tertiary