Many degrees in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology (see table below) assume some knowledge of mathematics and require mathematics or statistics in the program, either as a compulsory course or as a non-compulsory (directed) course. However, it is often difficult for students to predict whether their mathematics background is adequate.
|Degree Program||Assumed HSc Maths Knowledge||1000 level MATH/STAT
|1000 level MATH/STAT
|B Science||2 unit Math||STAT1070, 1000 level MATH|
|B Psych||2 unit Math recommended||STAT1070|
|B Math||2 unit Math||MATH1110, MATH1510, MATH1800, STAT1070|
|B Biotech||Math Recommended||STAT1070||1000 level MATH|
|B Env Sc Mngt||2 unit Math||STAT1070||MATH1001, MATH1110|
|B Ex Sports Sc||Math recommended||STAT1070 (in yr 2)||MATH1001|
|B Food Sc Human Nutrition||STAT1070, 1000 level MATH|
|B IT||2 unit Math||STAT1070, MATH1510|
Note: 1000 level MATH is either MATH1001, MATH1002, MATH1110 or MATH1210.
A Maths Diagnostic Quiz is available for students studying in the Faculty of Science and IT. The quiz has been designed to gauge your understanding of basic mathematical concepts and processes, and provides information that may help you choose the most appropriate courses for your program.
The Mathematics Diagnostic Quiz is available to students at the Think Literacy site.
Students should establish a username and password and complete a short survey providing some of their background details. Then they choose a class, which in the UoN case, is the degree program in which they are enrolling. Students will be prompted to enter 2013 in the class box - this will restrict their choice to 2013 programs. After logging in they will be directed to two quizzes. Quiz 2 is for students intending to do STAT1070 and/or MATH1002, Quiz 3 is for students intending to do MATH1110.
The quiz does not contribute in any way to the assessment for any of your courses. You can take the quiz at any time, and immediate feedback will be provided. It is a self-diagnostic tool, that is it should help YOU to
- assess your maths ability at a basic level
- work out for yourself if you already have the necessary skills to study courses with maths content
- work out what to do if you don't and who you can see or contact if you have questions
- work out if you need to adjust your program to allow you more time to build maths skills
Other help is available for students doing mathematics or statistics. Students who have not done mathematics for the HSc are advised to enrol for the free bridging and refresher courses or to register for Individual Consultations or Workshops at the Learning Development site after taking the maths diagnostic quiz.