Mathematics

Mathematics concerns the study of numbers, equations, functions, and geometric shapes and their relationships.

Subject overview

Mathematics has many faces. It can be challenging, powerful, fascinating, even mysterious - but above all it is useful. Mathematics makes essential contributions to the biological, information and physical sciences, economics, engineering and finance, but can also be applied to communications, linguistics and genetics.

Wherever problems need to be solved, mathematics has a role to play. For this reason, Mathematics is an excellent major in its own right, or as a second major or supporting subject for many other disciplines.

The University of Auckland is ranked first in New Zealand and joint-45th in the world for Mathematics*. *www.science.auckland.ac.nz/excellence

Where can Mathematics take you?

Mathematics develops advanced problem-solving skills and opens up career opportunities in industry or government, teaching, computer development and programming, systems analysis, operations research and many other fields.

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