MTH174 Mathematics and Statistics (2) (8)

Students learn the skills and knowledge required to solve everyday work related mathematical problems, interpreting graphical information, applying probability techniques to justify the likelihood of an event, non-right angled trigonometry, and financial mathematics. Students also learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how statistics are used in real world situations. 


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MTH174. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Diploma of General Studies.



Subject Relationships

MTH173 Pre-requisite

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to perform calculations in relation to the likelihood of familiar events;
  • be able to select and use appropriate trigonometric ratios and formulae to solve problems;
  • be able to extract, interpret and comprehend a range of mathematical information in texts, tables, diagrams and graphs in familiar and unfamiliar contexts;
  • be able to model financial situations using appropriate tools;
  • be able to apply representations of numbers to a range of problem solving contexts; and
  • be able to analyse representation of data in order to make inferences predictions and conclusions.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Probability rules
  • Data collection and research
  • Non-right angled trigonometry
  • Extended number concepts
  • Algebra
  • Graphing
  • Inequalities
  • Financial mathematics

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.