Maths: Discrete mathematics and algebra (ES016)

Use your mathematical skills to solve real world problems.

Statistics, analytics and mathematical science at RMIT is focused on applied outcomes. With strong industry connections, we link theory to practical projects and apply these in real world scenarios.

What you will study

Discrete Math (Semester 1)

Available for study on campus and online

This course introduces and studies (with an emphasis on problem solving) several of the main areas of discrete mathematics, which provide important knowledge and skills for the applied scientist. The subject demonstrates the importance of discrete mathematical topics for applied science.

Topics include; Basic foundations (sets, functions and arithmetic), logic and proof techniques and binary relations and a short introduction to graphs.

For complete information on course assessment tasks and learning outcomes check the course guide.

Applied Linear Algebra (Semester 2)

Applied Linear Algebra introduces and studies operations and methods that are the fundamental tools of mathematicians and applied scientists. The course introduces the structure and properties of Linear Algebra (vector spaces and subspaces, linear independence, basis, kernel, dimension; inner products, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors and diagonalisation) and the application of Linear Algebra to areas such as coding theory, network analysis, linear optimisation and Markov chains.

Maple, Mathematica, R and/or Excel will be used in lab sessions to illustrate the concepts and discuss their possible use in real life applications.

For complete information on course assessment tasks and learning outcomes check the course guide

Entry requirements

You must be in your final year of your VCE studies and will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in VCE Units 3 and 4 of any Mathematics.

Acceptance into this course requires a recommendation from your Year 12 coordinator and your school principal. Parental/guardian permission is also necessary.

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Applications will open in August 2021.

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