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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.

The Graduate Certificate in Mathematics is related to:


  • 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 studentsÂ’ 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 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.

    Core subjects

    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2

    Restricted Electives

    These include mathematics, statistics and education subjects.

    The following subjects are focussed on extending the students mathematical and statistical skills.

    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
    STA347 Multivariate Statistics
    STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics
    STA427 Generalised Linear Models
    STA502 Spatial Statistics

    The following subjects are to be studied by the teaching focussed students only:

    EMM441 Curriculum Methods 1: Mathematics
    EMM442 Curriculum Methods 2: Mathematics*
    Professional Experience
    EPT442: Professional Experience 2

    *This could replace one of the unspecified elective credits for those eligible students.

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

    For those students who do not have Head Teacher Mathematics aspirations, and do not want to study more than the minimum number of subjects required by their state Teaching Association may apply for a maximum of two subject credits based on their initial teaching qualification. These will be awarded as unspecified elective credits.

    Secondary teachers who have been teaching an 80% load in mathematics across years 7-12 for at least one year may apply for proficiency credit for EPT442, based on professional experience. This will be assessed by the subject coordinator for the subject in the Faculty of Education.

     

    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
    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 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

    It is possible to complete the course in one year if a student starts in session 1 of the calendar year however there is no flexibility in the choice of restricted electives. For most students the course would take at least 18 months as students need to have successfully completed both the core first year mathematics subjects to be able to study most of the higher level mathematics subjects.

    Enrolment pattern for students who commence in session 1 of the calendar year

    Session 1
    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 2
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Students may study a single subject each session however this would extend the completion time. Students could commence the course in sessions 2 or 3 however would be restricted in their choice of subjects and the enrolment pattern would vary depending on subject availability and subject prerequisite requirements.

    Graduate Diploma of Mathematics

    For most students the course would take at least 2 years as students need to have successfully completed both the core first year mathematics subjects to be able to study most of the higher level mathematics subjects.

    Those students studying the course to add mathematics as a second teaching area may be able to complete the course in 18 months if a student starts in session 1 of the calendar year and has approved credits based on their initial secondary teacher education course.

    Enrolment pattern for students who commence in session 1 of the calendar year

    Session 1
    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 2
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 3
    [ ] Restricted Elective
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 4
    [ ] Restricted Elective
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    EMM441 and EPT442 are compulsory restricted electives for those students studying the course to add mathematics as a second teaching area or to retrain from primary to secondary mathematics.  Such students, who study two subjects a session and start in session 1, are advised to select EMM441 as the restricted elective with MTH101 in their first session and MTH419 in their second session.

    Students may study a single subject each session however this would extend the completion time.

    Students could commence the course in sessions 2 or 3 however would be restricted in their choice of subjects and the enrolment pattern would vary depending on subject availability and subject prerequisite requirements.

  • Residential schools

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    STA427 Generalised Linear Models

  • 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 a high school mathematics subject (within the last 10 years) that includes calculus (such as 2 unit Mathematics in NSW or Mathematical Methods in Victoria), 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 are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    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!
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    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session
    3000*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    3100*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYYOBGM
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYYJBGM

    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
    Apply direct to CSU

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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

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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, offering both undergraduate courses and postgraduate studies by distance. 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 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. You can choose to combine your study with many other areas such as science or teaching.

  • 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.

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