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Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Mathematics provides a short program of postgraduate study for graduates in other disciplines who need to understand and use mathematics in their careers.

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  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics provides a flexible and tailored program of study to meet the varied needs of graduates. It aims to increase students’ quantitative skills by taking students from a high school calculus level of mathematics to the higher level required in various professions; for example engineering, finance, insurance, epidemiology and meteorology.

  • Credit and pathways

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    This course articulates fully with the Graduate Diploma of Mathematics. Students who proceed to study the Graduate Diploma will receive credit for all subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

    This course consists of 32 points. Students are required to complete the two core subjects and two restricted electives with at least one
    at level 3 or higher.

    Core subjects

    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2

    Restricted Electives
    Choose two (2) restricted electives from:

    MTH203 Numerical Methods
    MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
    MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations
    MTH307 Mathematical Modelling
    MTH309 Operations Research
    MTH328 Complex Analysis
    MTH418 Topics in Calculus
    MTH419 Linear Algebra
    STA401 Scientific Statistics (PG)



    Graduate Diploma of Mathematics

    This course consists of 64 points. Students are required to complete the two core subjects and six restricted electives. Students must complete a minimum of four subjects at level 3 or higher.


    Quantitative Focused Students

    Core subjects

    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2

    Restricted Electives
    Choose six (6) restricted electives from:

    MTH203 Numerical Methods
    MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
    MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations
    MTH307 Mathematical Modelling
    MTH309 Operations Research
    MTH328 Complex Analysis
    MTH418 Topics in Calculus
    MTH419 Linear Algebra
    STA308 Experimental Design
    STA401 Scientific Statistics (PG)
    STA404 Statistical Data Analysis
    STA448 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
    STA427 Advanced Statistical Modelling


    Teaching Focused Students
    Students studying the course to add mathematics as a second teaching area or to retrain from primary to secondary mathematics.

    Core subjects

    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2

    Compulsory subjects
    (Only available to Teaching Focused Students)

    EMM441 Curriculum Methods 1: Mathematics
    EPT442 Professional Experience 2

    Restricted Electives
    Choose four (4) restricted electives from:

    MTH203 Numerical Methods
    MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
    MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations
    MTH307 Mathematical Modelling
    MTH309 Operations Research
    MTH328 Complex Analysis
    MTH418 Topics in Calculus
    MTH419 Linear Algebra
    STA401 Scientific Statistics (PG)

    EMM442 Curriculum Methods 2: Mathematics could replace one of the two unspecified elective credits for those eligible students (see Credit).

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

    Due to the flexible nature of the course there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. However students need to have successfully completed both MTH101 and MTH102 to be able to study most of the higher level mathematics subjects. When planning their enrolment students need to be aware of prerequisite requirements and the availability of subjects.

    It may be possible to complete the course in one year but for most students the course would take at least 18 months.

    Graduate Diploma of Mathematics

    Due to the flexible nature of the course there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. However students need to have successfully completed both MTH101 and MTH102 to be able to study most of the higher level mathematics subjects. When planning their enrolment students need to be aware of prerequisite requirements and the availability of subjects.

    For most students the course will take at least 2 years.

    For those students studying the course to add mathematics as a second teaching area or to retrain from primary to secondary mathematics, EMM441 and EPT442 are compulsory restricted electives.

    Teaching Focused Students who choose to study two subjects a session and start in session 1, are advised to select EMM441 as the restricted elective first session and MTH419 in their second session.

  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience in a scientific or quantitative environment. Applicants must also have studied, within the last 10 years, a high school mathematics subject that includes calculus (for example HSC Mathematics or VCE Mathematical Methods. HSC General Mathematics or equivalent is not sufficient), OR have completed a university level mathematics subject which includes calculus (such as MTH105) which is deemed by the course coordinator to be equivalent.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

     
    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJBGM
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOBGM

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four subjects).

  • How to apply
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  • About the School
    School of Computing and Mathematics

    The School of Computing and Mathematics is a cross-campus School, based at the Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga campuses, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees online. The School has strong external research and consultancy links, creating a range of opportunities for students to mix their study with interesting research projects. The School of Computing and Mathematics has an excellent national reputation, with a research profile that is ranked at world level according to the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. In addition, the School was recently ranked by University Reviews as offering one of the top two computer science courses in Australia for 2016. The focus of teaching and research is on practical applications of information and communication technology, mathematics and statistics to applied problems in industry, the environment and business.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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