Level 3 Mathematics Information
Mathematics (20 Credits)
External: Probability Distributions
Internals: Design & Conduct an Experiment, Investigate Time Series Data, Linear Programming, Critical Path Analysis & Simultaneous Equations
Prerequisites 14 Credits in Level Two Mathematics or a Level Two NCEA certificate.
This course has been designed for students who have not met the entry requirements for Calculus but would like to continue with Mathematics rather than a pure Statistics course at Level Three. This course covers the basics of Operational Research.
Operational research originated in the efforts of military planners during World War II. In the decades after the war, the techniques began to be applied more widely to problems in business, industry and society. Since that time, operational research has expanded into a field widely used in industries ranging from petrochemicals to airlines, finance, logistics, and government, moving to a focus on the development of mathematical models that can be used to analyse and optimise complex systems, and has become an area of active academic and industrial research.