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Diploma in Arts (Mathematics)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all courses available at all campuses or each year
  • Not available for international students

What is it like?

Mathematics is a supremely useful tool with applications throughout the sciences and social sciences. It's also a subject with intrinsic intellectual and aesthetic interest.

Mathematics draws much of its following and strength from the ability to solve problems in a wide variety of applications, including the other sciences, engineering, commerce, and industry. Not one area of human endeavour has been untouched by the process of quantification and analysis.

You will develop a wide variety of skills and techniques, especially in calculus and algebra. You will learn to formulate, solve, restate, resolve, and interpret problems. To complement the analytical skills, you are encouraged to gain knowledge of computational simulation techniques on computers.


Mathematics leads to a number of career options, including those in the list below.

  • Actuary
  • Computer science
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Engineering
  • Operations research analysis
  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Teaching

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