Applied Mathematics is not the mathematics people might typically think of - it involves using mathematics to solve real problems. This major will allow you to develop your mathematical and statistical skills to a high level and you will learn how to apply them to the everyday world.
Mathematics and statistics are a basis for analysing and developing data models in a wide variety of scientific, engineering and business applications. These models are used to provide forecasts, improve the quality of products and processes, and optimise resources, which are essential in a world that’s always looking for the best way to do things.
WHAT THIS MAJOR COVERS
The Applied Mathematics major includes the following papers:
Students undertake higher level papers in Statistical Methods, Multivariate Calculus, Operations Research, Linear Algebra and Quality Assurance. Mathematics of Finance and Time Series and Statistical Forecasting are offered in alternate years.
The focus is on your research project. Additional papers include: Quantitative Statistics for Research, Mathematical Modelling in Finance, Industrial Mathematics or Industrial Statistics, Numerical Methods or Applied Statistical Computing.
777003 Research Project
Plus THREE electives
*Strongly recommended for students who have not achieved 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in the relevant subject.
** Each offered in alternate years