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 2019.

Enrolment advice

NEW! The School of Mathematics and Statistics Student Portal on Canvas has just been launched! Enrolment advice, FAQs and Student policies can be found here. For anyone without a Unikey, we have summarised the content for the moment.

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.

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

MATH2021 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations
MATH2022 Linear and Abstract Algebra
MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus SS
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory
MATH2921 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations (advanced)
MATH2922 Linear Algebra and Abstract Algebra (advanced)
MATH2969 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory(advanced)

Second Semester

MATH2023 Analysis
MATH2068 Number Theory and Cryptography
MATH2070 Optimization and Financial Mathematics
MATH2923 Analysis (advanced)
MATH2970 Optimization and Financial Mathematics (advanced)
MATH2988 Number Theory and Cryptography (advanced)
Mathematical Statistics and Data Science

First Semester

DATA2001 Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity
STAT2011 Statistical Models
STAT2911 Probability and Statistical Models (Advanced)

Second Semester

DATA2002 Data Analytics: Learning from Data  [Note that DATA2002 replaces STAT2012, which is no longer offered]
STAT2912 Statistical Tests (advanced)
Life and Environmental Sciences

Second Semester

QBIO2001 Molecular Systems Biology — Statistics part
Pharmacy Faculty only

Second Semester

PHAR2821 Drug Discovery and Design B — Statistics part