# Undergraduate Courses

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The Department of Mathematics has a variety of entry-level undegraduate courses, depending upon students' background and future plans. These courses can be roughly classified in

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## Pre-degree programmes

Pre-degree courses include foundation courses and support courses.

## Advanced course for college students

MAX Accelerated Mathematics is a course designed for highschool students who have shown themselves to be able mathematicians, who wish to be challenged in maths and who can handle a solid workload. It is essentially a chance to gain University credits in a degree programme while still at Secondary School.

## Stage 1 courses

The Mathematics Department has a variety of entry levels for courses in mathematics, depending upon a studentâ€™s mathematical background.

These courses are known as Stage 1 courses and the entry is largely determined by NCEA results.

Selecting Stage 1 Mathematics courses

Full list of Stage 1 Mathematics papers

### Preparatory courses

MATHS 101 - Mathematics in Society and MATHS 102 - Functioning in Mathematics

These courses can be taken simultaneously with MATHS 190G - Great Ideas Shaping Our World

### Entry-level courses

For advice on choosing your appropriate entry-level, please see the page selecting Stage 1 Mathematics courses .

- It can be taken simultaneously with:

- MATHS 150 -Advancing Mathematics 1 is the advancing stream course for first year/semester.

- It can be taken simultaneously with:

- MATHS 162 -Modelling and Computation is the Applied Mathematics Stage 1 course, for students planning to major in (Applied) Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,, Bioengineering, Finance, Commerce, etc.

- It has to be taken simultaneously with or after:

### General education courses

The following courses can be used to fulfill the General Education requirements and can also be taken as a regular part of a BSc, BA or other degree as required.

- A course designed to build confidence in Mathematics while demonstrating the role it plays in understanding and guiding human activity.

- This course explores the development and uses of some of the big advances in mathematical thinking. No formal background is required, just a curiosity about topics such as infinity, knots, fractals and paradoxes.