Undergraduate Study

Intermediate Mathematics and Statistics

This site contains information on Second Year Units of Study offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney in 2017.

Contact information

General enquiries about undergraduate mathematics and statistics study at the University of Sydney should be directed to the Mathematics and Statistics Student Office (Room 520 of the Carslaw Building). More specific enquiries about second year units should be directed to one of the following class coordinators:

Seeking Advice for MATHS and STATS Units?

Students are always encouraged to contact (by email) the intermediate level coordinators (as above) for advice on the choice of maths and stats units.

Common pathways: unit choice

Units and interest: table of interest

Class representatives

You can email your representatives and let them know your views about second year courses. Please include the unit code in the title of your email. (Note: Do NOT email these people with mathematics problems!) Your class representatives will be contacted by staff in Week 8 or 9 to discuss issues.


All students who enrol in an intermediate level mathematics or statistics unit should consult the Intermediate Course Handbook for important general information as well as specific information for their chosen units of study.

In particular, it is advisable to read the Progression to Senior Units section before finalizing your choice of intermediate level units.

Further information

Students may wish to compete in the Norbert Quirk Mathematical Essay Competition.

Units of Study

Special Studies Program

First Semester

MATH2916 Working Seminar A

Second Semester

MATH2917 Working Seminar B
Pure and Applied Mathematics

First Semester

MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus SS
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory
MATH2961 Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus (advanced)
MATH2962 Real and Complex Analysis (advanced)
MATH2969 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory(advanced)

Second Semester

MATH2065 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations SS
MATH2068 Number Theory and Cryptography
MATH2070 Optimization and Financial Mathematics
MATH2965 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (advanced)
MATH2968 Algebra (advanced)
MATH2970 Optimization and Financial Mathematics (advanced)
MATH2988 Number Theory and Cryptography (advanced)
Mathematical Statistics

First Semester

STAT2011 Statistical Models
STAT2911 Probability and Statistical Models (Advanced)

Second Semester

STAT2012 Statistical Tests
STAT2912 Statistical Tests (advanced)
Engineering Faculty only

First Semester

MATH2067 Differential Equations and Vector Calculus for Engineers
Pharmacy Faculty only

Second Semester

PHAR2821 Drug Discovery and Design B — Statistics part