Undergraduate Study

Junior Mathematics and Statistics

This site contains information on Junior Mathematics at the University of Sydney. Each unit of study has its own web page; links to these pages are given in the table below.

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. See here for a quick guide to unit of study selection.

Contact details

General and administrative enquiries about Junior units of study should be directed to the School of Mathematics and Statistics Student Office, located on level 5 of the Carslaw Building (Room 520, opposite the lifts).

Phone number: 9351 5787.
Students: Please give your name and SID in your email message. Anonymous messages will not be answered.

The Director of First Year Studies in the School of Mathematics and Statistics is Associate Professor Sharon Stephen (Carslaw 525).

Enquiries about details of a particular unit of study should be directed to the lecturer for that unit, who can be contacted by email if necessary. For further information, follow the link below to the web page for the relevant unit.

Basic important information

Special consideration and special arrangements

Do not apply for special consideration for attendance or quizzes. See the information on the Special Consideration page.


There is a Frequently Asked Questions page. If there is something you want to know, check there first!

Unit of study discussion

Click here to access the discussion site for first year units.


Click here for the 2018 Junior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook.

Calculators in exams

For almost all examinations in units of study taught by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, students are permitted to take their own electronic calculator into the examination room provided it has been approved. The list of approvable calculators is on the Examinations Office web site with instructions on how to get your calculator approved.

Students would be well advised to purchase one of these. Students must get an approved sticker put on their calculator at the Student Centre in the Jane Foss Russell building.

Further important information

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

Units of Study 2018

Advanced Units
First Semester Second Semester
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Advanced)
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced)
MATH1931 (Special Studies Program) A
MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Advanced)
MATH1904 Discrete Mathematics (Advanced)
MATH1905 Statistical Thinking about Data (Advanced)
MATH1933 (Special Studies Program) B
Mainstream Units
First Semester Second Semester
MATH1001 Differential Calculus
MATH1021 Calculus of One VariableSS
MATH1002 Linear Algebra SS
DATA1001 Foundations of Data Science
MATH1115 Interrogating Data SS
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable SS
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling SS
MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics
MATH1005 Statistical Thinking about Data* SS/WS
DATA1001 Foundations of Data Science
MATH1115 Interrogating Data SS
MATH1064 Discrete Mathematics for Computation
Fundamental Units
First Semester Second Semester
MATH1011 Applications of Calculus SS
MATH1015 Biostatistics*
MATH1013 Mathematical Modelling SS
MATH1014 Introduction to Linear Algebra SS
Other Units (not available to all students)
First Semester
MATH1111 Introduction to Calculus
PHAR1811 Fundamentals of Pharmacy (statistics section)
* MATH1015 and MATH1005 have similar syllabuses. In most cases students wishing to study junior level statistics are free to choose either the first semester unit MATH1015 or the second semester unit MATH1005