If you are considering studying mathematics at tertiary level you have probably studied it throughout school and are reasonably proficient. You may also know of its main subdivisions: pure mathematics (subjects like differential and integral calculus, mathematical logic and linear programming, as well as areas like environmental or financial mathematics); applied mathematics (such as vector calculus, dynamics and probability); and statistics and operations research (including sampling theory, nonparametric statistical inference and stochastic processes).

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See the Maths Careers and Australian Mathematical Society websites for more information about careers in mathematics and statistics.

If you are interested in mathematics, you should also consider some of the specialisations within such fields as accounting , business and management , computing and information technology , economics , engineering and technology , education and training and sciences .