Computational Mathematics

Computational mathematics is about solving real world problems with numbers. It’s about learning to think critically and developing analytical skills that will prepare you for countless opportunities. Computational mathematics is the language of the future. You’ll gain the skills you need to navigate the numbers and prepare for the evolution of many industries.

This mathematics major covers the essential undergraduate topics in mathematics, develops rigorous logical thinking, and equips students with computational techniques to model and solve real-world problems.

In Grenfell's computational mathematics program, you‘ll take courses such as:

  • differential equations
  • numerical analysis
  • applied graph theory
  • statistics
  • vector calculus
  • logical reasoning
  • algorithms and complexity

Sample first year

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in computational mathematics at Grenfell Campus will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Mathematics 1000 (or 1090)1 Mathematics 1001 (or 1000)
English 1000 English 1001
Physics 1050 Mathematics 2050
Computer Science 1001 elective2
elective2 elective2
  1. Students who are required to take Mathematics 1090 before entry into Mathematics 1000 are strongly recommended to take Mathematics 1001 during Intersession of their first year. Students not completing Mathematics 1001 in their first year may need extra time to complete their program.
  2. Students should consider electives that will lead to the completion of requirements for a minor. For example, students may want to take courses leading to the completion of a minor in business, economics or physics. Students may also want to complete a course in statistics, such as Statistics 2550 or 2500 in their first year.

Career opportunties

Possible career opportunities for graduates:

  • accountant
  • demographer
  • investment banker
  • risk management specialist
  • forensic statistician
  • teacher
  • researcher

Contact information

For additional information, visit the School of Science and the Environment or contact Dr. Rebecca Milley.