Mathematical Modelling (MATH1013)


MATH1013 is designed for science students who do not intend to undertake higher year mathematics and statistics.
In this unit of study students learn how to construct, interpret and solve simple differential equations and recurrence relations. Specific techniques include separation of variables, partial fractions and first and second order linear equations with constant coefficients. Students are also shown how to iteratively improve approximate numerical solutions to equations.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.


One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%)


As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics or a credit or higher in MATH1111. Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).


MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.