MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics

MATH1081 is a Level I Mathematics course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Assumed knowledge: The equivalent of a combined mark of at least 100 in HSC Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.

Corequisites: MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151

Cycle of offering: Yearly in Semester 1 and Semester 2

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities, and improve your written communication skills.

More information:

These recent course outlines contain information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus. 

The Online Handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

MATH1081 is compulsory for students in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and is optional for all other Engineering students. In particular, it is recommended for students in Electrical, Telecom, Photovoltaic & Solar and Computer Engineering as it will help them with their Computing courses. It is also compulsory for students enrolled in a Mathematics major or study plan (except Maths and Finance). In an Advanced Science program, MATH1081 should be included in the first year of study, but students in the basic Science program 3970 are advised to consider postponing MATH1081 until their second year, or to at least Semester 2 of their first year.

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Course Overview

MATH1081 covers areas of mathematics that are particularly relevant for computer science, and will help you develop your ability to think and write mathematically and logically.

The course covers topics on elementary set theory, number theory, logic, counting techniques, graph theory and algorithms.