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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byClayton School of Information Technology
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

Mathematics is a powerful and universal language for precise reasoning and problem solving. It provides the foundation for science in general and for computer science in particular. Complementing computer science studies with a major in mathematics gives students a significantly deeper understanding of the formal aspects of computer science and an invaluable knowledge of methods and tools for solving challenging application problems. A major in mathematics is highly recommended for all students who wish to specialise in the formal foundations of computer science.

Sequence requirements

Minor in mathematics (generic)

Students complete:

  • MTH2010 Multivariable calculus
  • MTH2021 Linear algebra with applications
  • MTH2032 Differential equations with modeling
  • MTH2121 Algebra and number theory

In addition students will replace MAT2003 Continuous mathematics for computer science with MTH1030 Techniques for modelling

Minor in mathematics (stochastic systems)

Students complete:

  • MTH2010 Multivariable calculus
  • MTH2222 Mathematics of uncertainty
  • MTH3241 Random processes in the sciences and engineering
  • MTH3230 Time series and random processes in linear systems

In addition students will replace MAT2003 Continuous mathematics for computer science with MTH1030 Techniques for modelling

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Relevant Courses

+ 2380 Bachelor of Computer Science